Ridgeway has grown to become one of the largest motor retail groups in the UK since starting out in 1997. They have a unique strategy that has provided excellent, sustained growth and diversification over the years. That is why they now have dealerships selling passenger vehicles from a range of brands including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover and Maserati, as well as multi-brand used car centres. They also supply new and used commercial vehicles.
Their operations go beyond selling and cover many after sales services too. Ridgeway provides MOTs, servicing, repairs, genuine parts, insurance and warranties. This means they can provide a comprehensive service for clients, keeping careful control over the quality throughout.
The strategy also offers benefits in terms of recruitment because it means they can offer a wide range of different roles to prospective employees. You can enjoy a career with them in sales, customer service, as a vehicle technician or several other disciplines. Ridgeway even won the Motortrader Awards Employer of the Year award in 2015.
Ridgeway will soon be looking to expand their recruitment following the announcement of a brand new showroom. The £10 million facility is expected to open in December 2016. It will feature space for 16 cars inside the property with more room on the forecourt for other vehicles. On top of this there will be 18 bays in the workshop to do servicing and repairs. A customer lounge and coffee bar will also be provided for visitors to make use of whilst they wait.
The showroom is for Jaguar Land Rover and will be based in Newbury, Berkshire. Planning permission for the development of the site on Greenham Business Park was granted in March. The project is the second in the area following the showroom currently under construction in Milton Park. This is expected to be finished in autumn 2016. Both sites could create opportunities for new automotive jobs in the region.
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