Riverside Volvo Doncaster is celebrating 40 years in business by hosting a series of special events and reflecting on its success with customers and team members.
Riverside Volvo Doncaster, on Wheatley Road, was established in August 1982, when it began trading from its original home on the York Road roundabout in Doncaster.
Due to its growing success over four decades, the retailer has grown significantly and now operates from Hull, Wakefield and Barnsley, as well as its original home in Doncaster.
While Volvo was Riverside Motor Group’s first franchise, the brand remaining key throughout its 40-year history, it now also represents Seat, Cupra and Honda. The company also operates its own licensed used car center, Riverside Sports & Prestige.
Today, Riverside Motor Group employs over 200 people, including four with the retailer since its inception.
Stephen Wright, Director, Gary Burns, Service Manager, Mick Savage, Shop Controller and Richard Fisher, Sales Manager, joined the retailer in August 1982 and have each made significant contributions to the 40-year success of the retailer.
Multi-million pound renovation
To mark its fourth decade, Riverside Volvo Doncaster completed the completion of its multi-million pound refurbishment earlier this year.
Helping to tackle the climate emergency and ahead of Volvo’s commitment to become an all-electric carmaker by 2030, the new showroom puts electrification at the heart of its design and purpose, with its own substation allowing fast DC charging and eight electric vehicle charging points. for its growing range of new and used electric vehicles.
The retailer has also pledged that no refreshes will be served with single-use plastics – in fact, these have been removed from the showroom altogether.
As well as the new look, the Doncaster-based retailer has also expanded, with a larger showroom offering a bigger display of petrol, fully electric and hybrid cars, as well as Volvo Selekt Approved Used models on the forecourt.
Mark Denton, Managing Director of Riverside Motor Group and with the business for over 36 years, said: “We are delighted to celebrate 40 years of Riverside Motor Group.
“The automotive world has changed a lot since we opened our doors in 1982, but Riverside’s values and commitment to providing high quality service remain stronger than ever.
“Over the past four decades, our goal has always been to provide our customers with a unique and memorable experience, tailored to their individual needs and preferences.
“Our fantastic team ensures that customers receive informative service at every stage of their car buying journey, and do so with the enthusiasm, passion and knowledge that is essential when buying a new car. car.”