Pioneering independent garage owner Andy Savva said that his “legacy is in good hands” after selling Brunswick Garage as part of a management buyout.
Set up in 2010 on the back of Savva’s vision of founding an independent garage that would rival main dealers on customer service, technical expertise and facilities, the BMW specialist has enjoyed impressive growth for the past five years.
But after half a decade of success at the London service centre, during which Savva claims to have achieved 18 to 20 per cent year on year growth, the man at the helm has stepped aside and will take on a new role as an industry consultant and speaker.
Savva told AM: “It’s been very hard work setting up the Brunswick Garage but we set out with a clear philosophy in mind and we have stuck to that.
“We use official BMW parts, cherish our return customers and provide a top quality service that’s a rival for the best in the business.
“The philosophy, the growth we’ve achieved and our satisfied customers are all testament to our hard work and I’m leaving a business in which I have a huge deal of pride.”
Brunswick Garage’s Nick Germanou, who has worked with Savva for 14 years, secured the management buyout with the help of an anonymous investor for an undisclosed sum.
Savva added: “I had offers from various large groups to buy the business and that’s when I started to consider selling, but I’m really pleased that Nick is the one that’s going to be carrying things on. We share the same philosophy and I know my legacy is in good hands.”
Germanou said: “I am really excited to have completed the buyout with private investment of Brunswick Garage from Andy Savva. I’ve worked for Andy for over 14 years. I look forward to continuing the service provided to our customers during the last five years, and the investment Andy has placed on staff development/training and equipment.”