D. M. Keith Ltd acquires Westgate Motor Group, Grimsby

Added: 05 February 2018

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D. M. Keith Ltd acquires Westgate Motor Group, Grimsby

Award winning family retailer, D. M. Keith goes from strength to strength with the acquisition of the Westgate Motor Group, Grimsby.

The UK’s largest ŠKODA retailer, will now include seven ŠKODA dealerships, two SEAT franchises and a new addition to the Yorkshire based group; a HONDA franchise.  This brings the group’s portfolio to ten dealerships and expands new car sales, used car sales and after sales services.

Family cars from a car family; from left to right: D. M, Keith Ltd Directors, Brothers Angus & Dougal Keith with Robert Addison. 

Already the largest ŠKODA Group in the UK, D. M. Keith Ltd have built themselves a reputation for treating their customers as "one of the family". This customer-focussed approach along with the excellent product range has ensured that their business has continued to thrive. 

Dougal Keith, Managing Director of D. M. Keith Ltd said, “In an uncertain economy and competitive market, D. M. Keith has continued to grow.  This is a very exciting time for us and we are delighted to add another ŠKODA & SEAT dealership to our portfolio.  With the addition of the Westgate Motor Group we are thrilled to expand into a new brand with HONDA.  Again, this is a great strategic fit into the D. M. Keith group as the acquisition fits geographically well with our established sites across Yorkshire; 7 ŠKODA and 2 SEAT retailers, which strengthen our representation of the Volkswagen group. We have been looking for a new brand to add to our portfolio for quite some time and the HONDA brand is a great fit with our existing businesses and our business plan.  We are looking forward to building a strong relationship with the brand and to growing and developing with our existing partners.  We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the Westgate team to the D. M. Keith family and wish good luck to Robert Addison who had built up the Westgate Motor Group in his retirement.”

Employees at Westgate will be transferred to D. M. Keith which employs 250 people and is headquartered in Leeds, West Yorkshire.  D. M. Keith Ltd has been established in the Yorkshire area for more than 50 years and has operated a ŠKODA dealership in Leeds since 1976. Award winning cars, family values and staff who are passionate about the brands they represent, have made D. M. Keith Ltd the success it is today.  With state-of-the-art ŠKODA & SEAT showrooms in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, York, Hull and now Grimsby, the company remains firmly a family business with integrity and customer service at its heart. The company continually extends their hand of friendship to the community by supporting local charities such as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

For further details contact Rachael Dodd; Group Marketing Manager Rachael.dodd@dmkeith.com or visit www.dmkeith.com

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The three newly acquired Westgate sites & below D. M. Keith Leeds dealership which is also the groups Head Office