Chris Clark, Group Managing Director commented:
“I am immensely proud of what our teams have achieved in 2021. They have rebounded from the 2020 challenges and delivered our most successful results in our long 43-year history. Whilst I acknowledge that aspects of the market dynamics were very much on our side, I know that our teams worked tirelessly to come together as they harnessed their collective experience and channelled their abilities to make the very most of every opportunity. I want to sincerely thank them for all their hard work.”
Our staff headcount saw a stable full year average of 1,269 (2020 - 1,272). Throughout 2020 and 2021 our investment activities again included significant sustained spend on staff training, including our in-house management development activities and our expanded apprenticeship program.
Our colleagues at BMW in Aberdeen and Dundee plus Volkswagen Fife, Skoda Perth and Land Rover dealerships in Edinburgh, Perth and Elgin all saw recognition of their 2021 success within their respective manufacturer awards programs. We were also honoured to learn that Glassdoor ranked our senior management team, for their leadership skills, within the top twenty-five companies in the UK.
Beyond these operational successes, our Group has continued with its significant programme of investment, predominantly in Dundee, which saw the opening of our all-new BMW and BMW Motorrad facility, the opening of a new Volvo dealership and a refurbished MINI site.