We are delighted to confirm today (Monday 3rd August) that we have acquired the Frank Ogg Land Rover dealership based in Elgin, Scotland.
The deal supports our luxury brand strategy & compliments our already well established Land Rover dealerships based in Edinburgh, Perth & Cupar, all operating under the trading name of Pentland. Frank Ogg will become part of our Jaguar Land Rover division & will be renamed Pentland Land Rover Elgin with immediate effect.
There are 18 employees based at Elgin and they will join 1100 colleagues who are already working for the John Clark Motor Group across an extensive brand portfolio of Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, BMW, SEAT, ŜKODA, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercials, Nissan, BMW Motorrad and MINI.
Commenting on the acquisition our Chairman & Managing Director, John Clark, said, “ This acquisition represents another step in our growth strategy and sees us grow our relationship further with the Land Rover franchise in an area of Scotland that has long enjoyed a relationship with this fantastic brand. With the help of our new colleagues we are confident that we will be able to build on this long history and deliver the same excellent levels of customer satisfaction experienced by our customers across the rest of our Group. Land Rover have a fantastic range of products and some exciting developments planned which, supported with our own ideas for the business, will enhance both the customer and our colleagues experiences."
“ As a family owned and run business our people are our most valuable asset in establishing a brand that our customers can trust. We are dedicated to investing in our people's development and we look forward to working with the team at Elgin who will experience this commitment almost immediately through our induction and in- dealer training programme. A key focus for the business in these early days will be to establish best practice to deliver the highest levels of customer service and our training courses will be structured to help develop these skills and build and improve their customer relationships".
2014 our fifth consecutive record year with turnover increasing 28% from the previous financial year to a pre audited estimate of £604million. In terms of new & used vehicles, we achieved 23,492 units in 2014, compared with 20,124 in 2013.
These achievements were recognised at the Automotive Management Awards 2015, where we were presented as the winners of the Best Retail Group (more than 10 sites) and Retailer of the Year. Both are a testament to our growth & tireless drive towards achieving high levels of customer service through staff dedication and commitment.
John Clark concluded by saying, “ This is another exciting period for the business and I speak on behalf of my colleagues when I say we will work hard to ensure our new colleagues and customers quickly feel part of the John Clark Motor Group family."