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 14375 ratings.


I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda York because we did like the choice of cars on offer and the sales assistant Tim was very helpful & knowledgeable

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I'd recommend D M Keith SEAT York to anyone because of the great range of value vehicles

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull to friends and family because the staff were efficient, friendly and not over-bearing like some other dealerships

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull because they treat you as a valuable customer and can't do enough to help you with anything you need or want to know

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I haven't bought a car for years due to having a company car and my last experience of buying one was that it was a lot of hassle. However, with D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield I was able to have a browse of the cars with no pressure selling and no hassle.

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Hull was fantastic because John, the salesperson, was excellent from start to finish, the vehicle is great too and the price was spot-on.

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Bradford because I liked everyone who I dealt with there, they were very friendly, and helpful and it wasn't a painful process at all.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds to a friend because they are not pushy and they were very helpful.

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Wakefield to a friend because of the quality of the car and the quality of the service we received from Gavin.

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds because the attitude of the salesperson was great, they really looked after us and the dealership is well laid-out and clean.

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D M Keith Skoda Hull were really helpful and I'd recommend them because of the value for money with the car that I got.

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because they are an overall good dealership.

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda York because they are pretty helpful, I got the car within a few days of going into the dealership and it was a generally smooth process. It has been in the past when I have used them as well which is why I went back to them. The people there look after you and they make it a simple exercise to purchase a car.

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D M Keith Skoda York were really helpful and I'd recommend them because the sales consultant was engaged with my requirements anc comprehensively provided all the information I requested.

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield to a friend because they have friendly staff who are knowledgable and genuinely interested in selling you a car to meet your needs. Their hands off yet supportive approach makes buying a car stress free and an enjoyable experience which is so refreshing in the world of car sales. Thank you!

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Hull was positive because Of efficiency expertise , straight forward authoratitive info and lovely manner

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D M Keith Skoda York staff were good because the service they provided from initial contact through to after sales has met all of my expectations and a little more. They are a company I would recommend to others as they are big enough to have a solid reputation but also retain that small company, family and personal touch. I have been very impressed with them. Thanks.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull because I thought you were very professional and answered all questions exceptionally well

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The staff at D M Keith Skoda Bradford were good because they were friendly but also very professional able to answer all questions asked

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lee Hart the sales exec and Richard Donnelly were very helpful and understanding and explained everything. lee was let down by a call to the Grimsby Branch where the vehicle was situated, I wanted to know what was in the vehicle, they told him in my presence that it had extras Copper dash insert and ambient lighting. I’m still trying to find them ! On collecting the vehicle I found that the mats and umbrella that are standard had both been removed ! Both Lee the sales exec and myself were misled by the Grimsby Branch. I have no complaints whatsoever by either Lee or Richard, but if I ever purchase another vehicle I will personally check it out and make a note of everything that is on or should be on or in it and make sure it is delivered with everything both extra or standard.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield to a friend because the service I received was absolutely second to none. Trevor was very friendly and personable, with a great knowledge of the vehicle. He answered all my questions clearly and concisely, leaving me very confident I knew what my options were. I have been very happy with the car since buying it and would certainly return to these guys again when I need to in the future.

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I'd recommend D M Keith SEAT York to a friend because Helpful,no pressure.

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D M Keith Skoda York were helpful because I received the information I requested and various option for purchasing were explained. I did not feel pressurised in any way by the very helpful sales person

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Bradford because of the quick service I got from them.

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D M Keith Skoda Hull staff were good because they were very helpful

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because they were very welcoming and informative

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On hold until until Sept. Would like my deposit returned asap.

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield was fantastic because they are sincere, helpful and quick to respond to anything I needed.

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Waiting to collect car, everything was great.

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The staff at D M Keith SEAT York were good because they went out of their way to help

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