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Beadles adds Vauxhall franchise

Beadles Motor Group has added Vauxhall to its brand portfolio and will open a new dealership in Maidstone on July 13.

The site will open on Aylsford Retail Park and will feature car and van sales.

Richard Johnson, Beadles Group managing director, said the opportunity to represent Vauxhall was a great opportunity to expand the group’s current portfolio of brands, which includes Land Rover, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Beadles Group has 10 motor retail centres across Kent and employs over 420 staff. It also has a trade used cars brand called Beadles Hand Picked.

Beadles is a member of the online used car website trusteddealers.co.uk established and owned by franchised dealers.

In 2009 the group was in the Sunday Times Fast Track 250 of the fastest growing UK companies.

FG Barnes previously held the new car franchise contract for Vauxhall in Maidstone but this was not renewed when new dealer contracts for the UK network were signed under a general block exemption. FG Barnes is still an authorised Vauxhall repairer and holds the Vauxhall new car franchise in Guildford.



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  • sgcb - 25/06/2013 10:03

    what happened to fg barnes vauxhall

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    • Millionaire - 25/06/2013 10:26

      @sgcb - Possibly the same as happened to a lot of other good, longstanding Vauxhall dealers that wouldn't play GM's financial suicide games.

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    • sgcb - 25/06/2013 14:55

      @Millionaire - motor holdings bailed out @ the end of may,wondered if fg barnes is still there

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  • ICEAGE - 25/06/2013 16:41

    Lets hope that they will sell a lot of Cascada's as GME think that is the route to success ;-)

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