Meet The Family


When Duncan Keith left the army after World War two, he had a hundred pounds and a set of tools, with which he set up a car repair business. By the 1960’s he owned a petrol station and began selling used cars. In 1976 the company took on ŠKODA, and from there, we have matched the phenomenal growth of the brand. Today we have ten state of the art showrooms - ŠKODA, SEAT and Honda. Including our latest acquisition, the Westgate Motor Group in Grimsby.

We have worked hard every day to ensure a first rate experience for our customers, and we value every single relationship. That’s why we’ve won so many Retailer of the Year awards. Let our family look after you!

From humble beginnings

Duncan Keith - Angus and Dougal’s father - started the company immediately after WW2 doing servicing and repairs. But his technical skill and business acumen meant that business blossomed and in 1972 he started selling Russian built Moskvich cars, and then Lada. But in 1976 he switched to Czech-built ŠKODA (a wise move!) which has remained the cornerstone of the company's operations ever since.

Boys and their toys...

The lads were always daft about cars; here they are with their first garage which was cheap to build, but didn’t last long in Yorkshire rain! And there’s Angus grinning away in the muckiest mechanic’s overalls imaginable, and Dougal proudly showing off his Clubmans race car. That was just before he blew the engine up and replaced it with one from an Escort van…

1946-1976

The new generation

In the early 80’s Dougal and Angus joined the company and father Duncan gradually handed responsibility to the next generation. By the time Volkswagen acquired ŠKODA in 1991 it was clear to the family that the future of ŠKODA would be very different and they decided to invest in the site at Thwaite Gate.

1977-1999

Onwards and upwards

Since the millennium, D. M. Keith has grown from strength to strength with the group expanding with showrooms in Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and York. In 2010 our Leeds branch was named ŠKODA Retailer of the year. We extended our hand of support to good local causes like the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which we have backed for over 10 years.

2000-2010

Building for the better

Our expansion continued with the addition of the showroom in Hull. In 2015 we redeveloped all of our sites to provide state-of-the art facilities. In 2018 the business grew by a third with the addition of Grimsby ŠKODA, SEAT and our latest brand, Honda. With multiple industry awards, we continue to offer unparalleled family customer service.

2011-2018

Every member of the D. M. Keith team proudly wears a Clan Keith tartan tie or scarf - also known as #TeamTartan.

The Keiths were one of the most powerful of the Scottish Celtic Families. They held the hereditary office of Great Marischall (or Marshall) of Scotland from the 12th century onwards. The Great Marischall of 1305 was one of Edward the I’s four Wardens of Scotland, but at Christmas, 1308, he took the side of Robert The Bruce and was rewarded by the lands of Kintore. At the battle of Bannockburn, it was he who commanded the cavalry. In 1458, Lord Keith was created Earl Marischall. His son fought at Flodden and his standard is still reserved in the Advocates Library in Edinburgh. It was the 6th Earl-Marischall who rescued the Crown Jewel’s of Scotland and took them off to safety to his great stronghold of Dunnottar Castle: Dougal used the ‘family’ castle as the romantic place to propose to Helen, fortunately she said yes!

Did you know?

Family ties…

Every member of the D. M. Keith team proudly wears a Clan Keith tartan tie or scarf - also known as #TeamTartan.

It all ‘ties’ in… Each member of our staff wears the tartan tie signifying the Clan (family) Keith. That’s why we call our family ‘Team Tartan’.

Judgeservice

We have been rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 13883 ratings.


The experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds was great because. They dealt with our enquiry and sale negotiation in an honest professional yet freindly manner.

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I was pleased with D M Keith SEAT York and would recommend them because they were very friendly.

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith SEAT York to friends and family because they listened well & helped me out.

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda York because no pressure, helpful information, friendly professional staf

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds because Sales Man name David was really good, helpful and friendly. Quick no time wasting. Recommend to everyone who wants to buy a car.

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I was pleased with D M Keith Skoda York and would recommend them because the vehicle was just what I was after, the salesperson was polite and not pushy and went through all the options of buying the vehicle, I was satisfied with the trade-in price for my vehicle and was stress free from start to finish.

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Wakefield to friends and family because the sale was expertly handled by Lee Phelan-Hart. The car was immaculate, a credit to the staff . Lee explained all the details and was helpful with all our questions. Lee is an excellent representitive of D M Keith and I would gladly deal with your company again.

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D M Keith Skoda Leeds Were easy to deal with,I am somewhat annoyed that the car was missing the locking wheel nut,when collected and I had to call numerous times in order to speak to the salesman who sold me the car ,he promised one would be sent out ,although 2 weeks later I still have no wheel nut ,hopefully we won’t get a puncture.Ive been unable to get through to him directly having spoken to many of his colleagues who reply with I’ll send him an email or he’s with a customer at the moment. Obviously too much trouble to call back ,but hey he’s made the sale so why should he worry about any issues I have. One of the reasons I despise sales people the world over !

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D M Keith Skoda York staff were good because informative

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D M Keith Skoda Hull were great because I always feel valued as a customer.

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I had a good experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds because it was friendly, informative and very helpful.

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D M Keith Skoda Bradford were really helpful and I'd recommend them because the service was good

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Bradford was great because they were so friendly, helpful and professional. It was the best experience I've had at a car dealership

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Leeds because it's good value for money, nice cars and a good environment to buy from.

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield was good because it went very well with no problems.

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D M Keith Skoda Hull were great because fast and easy experience.

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Bradford because they were all very professional and knowledgeable

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield to anyone because.they treat you like there family and it make me feel like I'm part of ther family.really nice people with never ending patience.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds to a friend because friendly honest sales people and polite service

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Leeds to a friend because they are knowledgeable, and professional and easy to deal with.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds was memorable because the service was ok however not yet received follow up on prices

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couldn't agree on a deal, the overall time we spent there seemed a bit long, process was a bit slow

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the salesman was very good and pleasant but they wouldn't give me a price for my car unless i said i was going to buy which was a niggle for me. also i had made an appointment but was kept waiting for 25 minutes,

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds because the sales executive, Daniel Beagley knew his stuff, from the vehicle to the finance offers, made me feel at ease throughout the process

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because it was an easy process and all staff were friendly and helpful.

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Wakefield because they are brilliant cars

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull because the staff were all very friendly, knowledgable and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much bother. The sales person I dealt with - Jon Lovell - was excellent and spent most of Saturday afternoon with us to ensure that I got the vehicle with the specification I wanted and was entirely happy with. This is my 1st Skoda and I am sure it will not be my last I love it!! I will have every confidence in returning to DM Keith Skoda Hull in the future.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds was cracking because the staff were all friendly very good on price went on and beyond our expectations

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The salesperson was friendly but respectful and understood my needs without trying to pressure me in any way.I felt that my custom was and would be confident to approach the sales team should I have any problems.

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The staff at D M Keith Skoda Leeds were good because they have got the best manufacture of cars on they side Skoda are simply the best cars available in my opinion thanks for your professionalism and I would recommend you to anyone

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