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 4.32 out of 5 based on 12931 ratings.


This is the fourth car we have bought from D M Keith - we keep coming back because they look after us so well.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield was cracking because I couldn't find fault.

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Everything was fine

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I was happy with all the service I received. They couldn't of been anymore helpful. They kept me updated on any progress that was being made. Trevor in perticular was so helpful. He was the first to contact me and help me find the right car. I told trevor what I was looking for and was showed some cars that matched my preference. And was given great detail on all the cars I was interested in. As well as the packages I could buy to go along with the car (GAP insurance ect) I will definitely be coming back in the future and have recommended family and friends to come visit. One of the best things about my visit also was I wasn't pressured in to anything. And since purchase I have received contact to check the car is running well and a catch-up. Very pleased with everything overall!

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda Hull because it was excellent customer service, the salesperson was very professional.

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield to a friend because they gave a very fair explanation of what's involved in second hand purchases, the prices were reasonable and the cars were in good working order.

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I was pleased with D M Keith Skoda York and would recommend them because the salesperson was very nice and friendly with no pressure and I appreciated the lengthy test drive.

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D M Keith Skoda Bradford staff were good because they understood my requirements and because of their friendly advise/information and non pushy sales. Very personable and very professional.

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith SEAT York to friends and family because I enjoyed a first class experience that would be hard to improve on.

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D M Keith Skoda Leeds were really helpful and I'd recommend them because the display of the vehicles and service was great.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda York to a friend because they made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield to a friend because they did a great job, good customer service, can't see how they can improve anymore.

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The experience at D M Keith SEAT York was great because the whole experience was clear and sales were not forced.

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull because the whole process has been quick and efficient.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds to anyone because the whole experience is down to earth.

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I'd recommend D M Keith SEAT York because the response has been friendly and prompt.

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D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield were really helpful and I'd recommend them because the whole process was conducted in a professional and friendly environment from the receptionist to the general manager all staff where extremely helpful and made the process very enjoyable.

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The staff at D M Keith Skoda Bradford were good because they had time to talk through things and no pressure was given to buy.

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felt that in comparison to other dealerships they visited that you didn't seem to have the energy and excitement over the products that others did. is leaning towards to Peugeot because the interior is much better

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I'd recommend D M Keith SEAT York because I was happy with the customer service. Also my son was a previous customer and recommended you.

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda Hull because they looked after me well!

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I had a great experience at D M Keith Skoda Wakefield because I thought Jonathan was excellent, he went out of his way to help - we needed something high enough off the ground for my wife to get into easily and he was a great help. Unfortunately there wasn't quite enough space to accommodate the mobility scooter, so we're still looking, but a big thank you to Jonathan again.

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I was pleased with D M Keith Skoda Leeds and would recommend them because this is my 4th Skoda, the customer and vehicle are excellent.

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I was pleased with D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield and would recommend them because they offer great service and I feel really looked after

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The staff at D M Keith Skoda Hull were very good indeed, very professional

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D M Keith Skoda Wakefield were great because had a previous car which never let us down and needed something easy to understand (dashboard). Have already recommended to family

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Wakefield was good because the service was straight forward with good negotiations, not pushy and really like the cars

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Wakefield because they were so helpful, even the girl on reception was fantastic, she made us feel welcome with a coffee. Andrew has been fantastic, can't fault him and he is a credit to DM Keith. Outstanding service.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Wakefield was positive because they made it an enjoyable experience and I felt comfortable dealing with them

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D M Keith Skoda York staff were good because they provide a great service, have a good choice of cars, are friendly and helpful and they couldn't do enough for us

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