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Shelbourne Motors launches recruitment drive for £5m Newry dealership

Looking for new recruits (from left): Shelbourne Motors sales director, Richard Ward; Caroline Willis, finance director; and Paul Ward, sales director.

Shelbourne Motors has launched a recruitment drive for its new £5 million Kia and Renault multi-franchise car dealership facility at Newry with the aim of filling 60 vacancies.

The family-owned franchised retail group wants to follow-up its appointment of “Newry native” Michael McCartan as general manager of the new state-of-the-art facility, on, which is due to open later this year.

McCartan has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry across a variety of sales, leasing and marketing roles for a number of local franchises.

Commenting on the launch of Shelbourne Motors’ recruitment drive, group director Paul Ward said: “This is an exciting period of growth for Shelbourne Motors as we look to the opening of our new £5m state-of-the-art complex in Newry.

“The appointment of Michael brings a wealth of experience and an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. This made him the ideal candidate to spearhead our Newry operation.

“We now want to appoint a dynamic and experienced team of 60 new staff that have the skills and enthusiasm, across a range of roles, to deliver excellent customer service to our strong and loyal customer base.”

Ward said that new recruits will benefit from the group’s “highly-competitive benefit packages, as well as working in an environment that’s modern and spacious with a host of technologically-advanced features”.

Shelbourne Motors’ new £5 million dual-brand facility will include new Renault and Kia car showrooms, new car handover bays, lounge-style waiting area with café and a drive-thru service centre with a 28-bay service workshop.

Newly-appointed as general manager at the site, McCartan said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been appointed General Manager of Shelbourne Motors’ new state-of-the-art showpiece facility in Newry.

“This is an exciting time to be joining Shelbourne Motors. I look forward to establishing a significant presence in the Newry and Mourne area for the family-owned vehicle retailer and further strengthening its position as one of Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned vehicle retailers.”

Shelbourne Motors was founded by the Ward Family in 1973.

It currently employs over 130 staff at its nine-acre Portadown headquarters, where it operates Toyota, Renault, Nissan and Dacia franchises, as well as a Used Car Supermarket, Accident Repair Centre and Valet Centre.


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