Simon Park, General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Proton said, "Our commitment to dealer recruitment throughout 2006 has given us the opportunity to cover a far greater area of the UK and we are now able to serve considerably more customers."
Alex Junnier Sales Manager at recently recruited dealer Williams Bridge in New Milton, Hampshire said:
"When we were considering other franchises, Proton struck us as a franchise with a good value for money product. As we decided to investigate further we had some very pleasant surprises along the way in everything from the manufacturer's attitude as a whole, to the positive and speedy reaction to any enquiry by any member of their staff. My advice to any dealer considering the Proton franchise would be twofold; talk to others who have taken the franchise and a must is to drive the cars - both activities are a complete revelation."
Alex continued, "Joining Proton has been a very refreshing experience. In the very short time we have held the franchise, we have found existing Proton customers to be very loyal to the brand, and indeed we sold our first two cars before we had placed an advert or had a full display!"
Simon Park said, "We believe that dealer recruitment is the key to Proton's long term business success and we planning to recruit a further 30 dealers by the end of 2007."
Following on from a successful year in 2006 in which Proton enjoyed sales growth of 64%.Proton are now looking forward to achieving their sales and dealer recruitment goals in 2007.
Arch Proton, Airdrie, Lanarkshire
Ashby Garage, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Barry Curran Motors, Ramsey, Isle of Man
Chequered Flag, Attleborough, Norfolk
F.R Pulleyn Ltd, York
Lowerdale Autos, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Maple Garage Ltd, Mappleton, East Yorkshire
Massey O'Brien Cars, Holbeach, Lincolnshire
Otley Motors, Otley, West Yorkshire
Pilgrims of March, March, Cambridgeshire
Roys Motor Company, Norwich, Norfolk
Ryders of Warrington, Warrington, Cheshire
Klic Cars, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway
Victoria Garage, Maud, Aberdeenshire
West End Garage, Woking, Surrey
Pennine Way Garage, West Auckland, Co Durham
Sundial Motor Company, Erdington, Birmingham
E G Brokenshire & Sons, St Dennis, Cornwall
Panda Motors, Landore, Swansea
Telfords, Kingstown, Carlisle
Peninsula, Aylesbeare, Exeter
Gateacre Park Motors, Gateacre, Liverpool
Howden Proton Centre, Howden, East Yorkshire
Michael Edwards Car Sales, Wigan
Geoff Cox, Denby, Derbyshire
Williams Bridge, New Milton, Hampshire
Chapmans of Pickering, Pickering, North Yorkshire
Cromer Car Centre, Cromer, Norfolk
Lifton Bridge Car Sales, Lifton, Devon
Strachans Ayr, Ayrshire
For further information on Proton visit www.proton.co.uk. Franchised and independent car dealers wishing to discuss taking the Proton franchise, please contact Simon Fisher on 07900 133426 or email [email protected]