Bournemouth EchoDealership moves up a gear with new workshop (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Dealership moves up a gear with new workshop

Bournemouth Echo: MOTORING ON: Workshop Manager Mark Franks, and directors Lisa Colegate and Scott Mackay of Poole Bay Motors at their new location MOTORING ON: Workshop Manager Mark Franks, and directors Lisa Colegate and Scott Mackay of Poole Bay Motors at their new location

A CAR dealership is moving up a gear by re-launching a car mechanics workshop in Parkstone on Monday as part of a strategic expansion.

Poole Bay Motors, founded in 2010, has bought Bensons in Penn Hill and opened it as a new workshop. It anticipates taking on more staff to cope with the increased workload.

The used car seller already provides MOTs and services, but director Lisa Colgate said they were keen to grow and identified the Bensons location, on North Lodge Road, as ideal.

“We do things fairly and are trying to be competitive with our prices at the same time as maintaining a local feel. We have one MOT tester at the moment but it is possible we will have to take on two or three more if it’s as busy as we hope it will be.”

Sales manager Paul Trapaud, who joined the business two years ago, said he was hopeful that the new workshop will be able to provide an MOT service by the end of the month.

“The location makes great sense for us. It’s an enormous working area and we are refurbishing it with all new equipment,” he said.

“It is an up and coming area, very vibrant and other new businesses have set up in the area recently too,” he added.

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10:20am Mon 14 Apr 14

anotherfatslob says...

We love cars herw in Dorset.

Don't matter how much they clog up the roads,kill and maim,let's have more of 'em,they're so great.
We love cars herw in Dorset. Don't matter how much they clog up the roads,kill and maim,let's have more of 'em,they're so great. anotherfatslob
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2:26pm Mon 14 Apr 14

X Old Bill says...

When I see the word 'Dealership' I, and probably many others, think of a dealer for a particular vehicle manufacturer rather than just the purveyor of second hand cars.
But never mind - They have got a good free advertisement whatever they sell.
When I see the word 'Dealership' I, and probably many others, think of a dealer for a particular vehicle manufacturer rather than just the purveyor of second hand cars. But never mind - They have got a good free advertisement whatever they sell. X Old Bill
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5:07pm Mon 14 Apr 14

crazybird says...

Good luck to Lisa - knew her as a child and knew she would always be a hardworker - lovely girl :)
Good luck to Lisa - knew her as a child and knew she would always be a hardworker - lovely girl :) crazybird
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