Gordons Advises JCT600 on Acquisition of VW Van Retailer

Tuesday 20th September 2022

Gordons has advised longstanding client JCT600 with acquiring a retailer of Volkswagen vans with dealerships in Cleckheaton and Leeds.

Expanding operations

Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire is set to complement JCT600’s existing Volkswagen van retail outlets in York, Hull and Sheffield, along with its van servicing centre in Leeds.

As part of the deal, completed for an undisclosed sum, Bradford-headquartered JCT600 has acquired the business from founder Andrew Caygill.

With its head office in Cleckheaton, Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire was established in 1979 and has grown to a 50-strong team who will all join the JCT600 family. The business will continue to trade under its existing name.

“Strong reputation and loyal customer following…”

John Tordoff, JCT600 chief executive, said: “Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire is a well-known regional business with a strong reputation and a loyal customer following. The addition of the Cleckheaton and Leeds dealerships is a great fit for us, strengthening our retail van operations in West Yorkshire and giving us coverage across the entire region.

“It will very much be business as usual – having acquired such reputable dealerships, we plan for them to continue to operate as they do now. We appreciate that the success of the business is largely down to its people, many of whom have worked there for many years, and customers will continue to receive the same personal service they are used to and will also benefit from a greater choice of stock.”

“Another well-known Yorkshire business…”

The Gordons team was led by corporate partner James Fawcett and commercial property partner Nick Chamberlain. The team also included Andrew Moore, Matt Watson, Lauren Wurzal, Emily Egan, Dan Western and Catherine Pugh.

James Fawcett commented: “It’s great to have advised JCT600 on its latest acquisition. We have worked with John and the team for many years and it is fantastic to see another well-known Yorkshire business join the group.”

JCT600 has 50 dealerships from Yorkshire and the North East to Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The group represents 25 car marques and has a team of 2,300 colleagues.

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