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 4.34 out of 5 based on 14605 ratings.


I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda York to anyone because the salesman was really good

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D M Keith Skoda Wakefield were helpful because they were friendly and knowledgeable, as well as being reasonably priced. They were not pushy.

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D M Keith Skoda Wakefield were great because of their professional, personable and polite manner. Further to that the sales person, Lee, was particularly helpful as we sought the most ideal option. Lee also pointed out the lower quality of the valet of our new purchase and offered for us to drop the car off for a fresh valet. A real personal touch.

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Leeds to a friend because I'm not local, but everything was sorted out quickly and easily over email and phone conversations.

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield to friends and family because of the professional and efficient way we were treated by the salesman, Trevor Sheldon, from our initial inquiry through to our driving away the purchased car. Other members of the staff team, including Tracey on the Welcome Desk, were also warm and helpful. The offer of free tea and coffee is also very much appreciated. We were treated with the utmost courtesy throughout.

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D M Keith Skoda York a strait forward and pleasurable distance based sale

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Hull to a friend because they are helpful and listened to what I needed in a car but without being pushy. I’ve never seen an abundance of thank you cards at a car dealership before and that says a lot

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Hull was good because it totally met my needs; and what I was hoping for was listened to and catered for- which was very appreciated.

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I'd recommend D M Keith SEAT York because, having been initially attracted to D M Keith by the specific vehicle that I was looking for, the whole experience of dealing with the company and the individual people that I came into contact with, has been a pleasure from start to finish. Their professional and helpful attitude has made me feel valued as a customer and I wish that they were nearer to where I live so that I could use their services on a more regular basis. Congratulations and thanks to you all and particularly Peter Cruickshank. I have no previous contact, or association with with this company, but have no hesitation in recommending them.

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Bradford because I have always had excellent service in the last 9 years. I have now bought three cars from them and I am always treated in a professional yet friendly manner, which I appreciate.

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D M Keith Skoda Hull staff were good because Knowlegable about their product, efficient in their handover keeping me fully informed with all aspects of the sale. After sales service is excellent and helpful, especially on the technical and instrument facilities incorporated in the new vehicle. Overall very efficient and helpful, fully answering all of my questions, and assuring me of future assistance if required.

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I was happy with the service at D M Keith Skoda Bradford because they were helpful, personable and ensured a high quality service and vehicle.

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Wakefield because bought 4 cars in 15yrs now, from Huddersfield, Bradford, now Wakefield. I have always been looked after, by dm kieth with sales people that aren't pushy, and are willing to help even after the sale.

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I was really impressed with the technical knowledge of my sales advisor, he reassured me by taking me through all of the aspects and answering all of my questions.

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D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield were great because they let me take the time to get the car I wanted.. Even though the colour was not what I was after .. I do like the white ..

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Wakefield was great because from first interaction to last everyone I had contact with conducted themselves with great integrity

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D M Keith Skoda Leeds were really helpful and I'd recommend them because of their professional and friendly staff.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda York was cracking because I received excellent services from the sales advisor! The range of cars available was vast. I received a fair train in price for my car . Overall everything about my buying experience was very professional.

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D M Keith Skoda Bradford were helpful because the sales man did jot seem like a salesman but someone who seemed to genuinely care we were getting the right car and finace products for us

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Saw the car online and reserved over the phone, Greg was a great sales rep, knew what he was talking about and made me feel totally confident with my purchase

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D M Keith Skoda Wakefield staff were fantastic, they provided me with some great offers and was polite and and provided me with some great information about the cars I viewed and looked at online. A big thanks to Gavin.

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The staff at D M Keith SEAT York were really good. Travelling from outside the local area I had to be sure that the car and deal were right for me. Very friendly and great garage to deal with

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Bradford because you have always made me feel important, and nothing is to much trouble

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda York because good selection of cars / good location.

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D M Keith Skoda York were fantastic because they were helpful and friendly.

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because it was good service & they were very friendly.

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull to friends and family because it's very good service here.

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Leeds to a friend because they were absolutely fantastic.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield was great because they explained everything really well. Great experience.

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D M Keith Skoda Bradford were great because the overall service of buying a new vehicle from start to finish was exceptional. The sales person, Ian Cox, gave an exemplary service to be proud of, from the test drive, knowledge of the vehicle we were interested in to the handover of our new vehicle.

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