Lloyd Motor Group has completed the acquisition of the Ripon Land Rover business along with the Service Centre at Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
Celebrating its 40th year in business, this latest acquisition takes the family-owned group’s representation in Northern England and Southern Scotland to 19 dealerships across Blackpool, Colne, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Kelso, Newcastle and Grange-over-Sands.
The group now operates a prestige brand portfolio which includes Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Mini, Volvo, Honda, BMW Motorrad and Honda Motorcycles.
Lloyd Motors managing director Bryan Lloyd said: “Ripon Land Rover is a great business and has a first-class team who share our passion for excellent customer service. We look forward to welcoming Ripon’s staff and customers to the Lloyd family.”
Geoff Brown, the outgoing managing director of Ripon Land Rover, added: “We are delighted that Lloyd Motors, along with our dedicated team, will continue to provide a great customer experience and service that we have been renowned for over the past 34 years”
The addition of this business will take the number of Lloyd Land Rover dealerships to three, complementing its existing sites in Carlisle and Kelso.
Rob Lindsay, franchise director for Lloyd Motors. said: “This acquisition sees us grow our relationship further with the Land Rover franchise in an area of North Yorkshire that has long enjoyed a relationship with this fantastic brand. In the coming weeks, both companies will be working together to ensure a smooth transition.
“Land Rover has a fantastic range of products and some exciting developments planned which, supported with our own ideas for the business, will enhance our customers’ experience.”
Lloyd Motor Group was founded in 1976 and, together with Lloyd Ltd, now employ over 1,000 people.