When news broke that Jardine Group was exiting, the Honda brand employees at the centres in the Berkshire towns of Reading and Newbury feared for their future.
But while two of the four outlets were closed, in September the Reading and Newbury centres were sold and staff now find themselves part of Marshall Group, ranked seventh in the Motor Trader top 200, just ahead of Jardine.
The general manager of the Newbury and Reading businesses is Mark Crook, who has worked for 20 years in the motor industry. He was formerly a regional manager for Jardine’s Honda centres. Like his colleagues he has been acclimatising to new ways of doing things and he likes what he sees.
Marshall Motor Holdings Plc (LON:MMH), together with its subsidiaries, engages in retailing passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom. It sells new and used vehicles; and provides after sales services, such as servicing, body shop repairs, and parts sales.