The Co-operative Motor Group

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The Co-operative Motor Group
Business of a consumer co-operative
Industry Retail
Products Car dealership
Parent The Co-operative Group

The Co-operative Motor Group was the trading name of Co-operative Group Motors Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Co-operative Group.[1] Farnell Land Rover was the trading name of Albert Farnell Limited, a sister company.[2] Both head offices were located at Media House in Bradford.

History[edit]

In 2005, the Society sold Priory Motor Group, its motor car dealership business. Reg Vardy purchased the majority of dealerships in the North East region. However, following merger with United Co-operatives in 2009, The Co-operative Group inherited Sunwin Motors which it rebranded as The Co-operative Motor Group.[3]

Central England Co-operative[edit]

Following the disposal of Albert Farnell and its last remaining dealerships in 2013, The Co-operative Motor Group ceased trading. However, Central England Co-operative continues to operate dealerships in Lincoln (formerly Advantage Motor Group) and Loughborough (Empress Road Garage Services) under The Co-operative Motor Group name.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985, No. 567119. Originally Sunwin Motors Limited
  2. ^ Registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985, No. 391896
  3. ^ Sunwin Rebranding to The Co-operative Motor Group The Co-operative Group (retrieved 12 September 2012)
  4. ^ Motoring with Central England Co-operative Central England Co-operative (retrieved 30 October 2014)

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