We are proud to announce that Vantage Motor Group have acquired Citröen Blackpool.
It is our first dealership in Blackpool and also marks the return of our Founder and Managing Director, Mark Robinson to his home territory. Mark attended the now closed Arnold School which counts Sir William Lyons, founder of Jaguar Cars, and Trevor Wilkinson, originator of the TVR sports car, among its alumni.
Vantage Citroën Blackpool becomes our second Citröen dealership in Lancashire, joining Vantage Citröen Morecambe, and will sell around 400 new and 600 used cars each year. All 20 staff at the dealership, located on Amy Johnson Way, will become part of the Vantage team as we look to increase our market penetration in the area.
The deal is the latest in a year of growth for Vantage which has seen the group acquire Toyota Leeds, Lexus Leeds and Toyota Wakefield at the beginning of 2016, as well as investing in a purpose-built Mazda centre in Oldham in March and a new Kia centre in Bradford in August.
Mark Robinson, Managing Director of Vantage Motor Group, said: “Blackpool has always been on our radar as a strategic location in which to expand and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to further cement our relationship with Citröen and grow the Vantage portfolio in another Lancashire town.
“On a personal level, Blackpool is where I grew up and for years I’ve been looking for the chance to bring the brand I’ve developed home. I take immense pride in opening our newest centre in the town and I look forward to warmly welcoming Blackpool’s customers through our doors!”
Mark won Motor Trader’s CEO of the Year Award in 2014. The award recognises and celebrates the leadership role played by the CEOs running Motor Trader Top 200 franchised dealer groups.
Vantage Motor Group was founded in Harrogate North Yorkshire in 2003. The Group now has over 600 employees and 25 dealerships across Northern England and the West Midlands representing eight marques including Toyota, Kia, Citröen, Honda, Hyundai, ŠKODA, Mazda and Lexus.
Visit Vantage Citroën Blackpool or contact the team today.