Toyota opens its new £3m dealer training centre at the Nottingham Trent University today. The purpose-built centre on a 1.2-acre site at the university's Clifton Campus will be used to deliver Toyota and Lexus dealers with management, operational, and technical training.
Lexus has appointed former head of UK operations Stuart McCullough to drive the carmaker's growth in Europe. McCullough, previously Lexus GB director, took up his new role as Lexus director, Europe, on Monday.
Another template design Lexus dealership has officially opened in West London. Lexus Twickenham is the Toyota owned premium brand's 31st UK solus outlet and takes the Japanese importer one step closer to its goal of opening 48 new sites by the middle of 2003.
Lookers plc will soon start major redevelopment work at its Charles Hurst Group headquarters in Boucher Road, Belfast. The redevelopment will be centred around the creation of brand new separate Nissan and Renault showrooms, supported by a joint back-office facility, and the building of a separate Lexus showroom.
Bristol-based Bryan Brothers has returned to the AM100 at No75 after a 55% increase in turnover to £85.4m.
The group, which dropped out of the AM100 last year after finishing 63rd with a £95m turnover in 1999, was a victim of network restructuring, losing its Ford, Toyota and Lexus franchises in the South-west. It also halved its Iveco-Ford portfolio to two outlets.
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