The Hendy Group is proving its success in Dorset as two more franchises connected to the group opened earlier this year.

Two new franchises, Fiat and Abarth, opened in Spring.

At its most recent new site in Branksome, Hendy launched its first Vauxhall dealership in 2023.

Chief executive Paul Hendy said: “Dorset has always been a key area for Hendy Group and the addition of these new franchises to our portfolio in the county gives customers more opportunity to enjoy the Hendy experience with our wider offering.

“2024 is an important year for the group as we celebrate 165 years in business during which time we have continued to invest in new facilities, manufacturers, and our people to be part of Team Hendy.

“We are delighted to begin this year’s expansion programme with this news for Dorset and look forward to developing these new brands in Branksome.

“The addition of these new franchises reinforces the reputation and ability of Hendy Group as manufacturers choose us to represent their brands across the south.

“We launched our first Vauxhall dealership at Branksome Poole last year which has been a great success, and we are delighted that its parent company, Stellantis, has now awarded us Fiat and Abarth franchises.”

The arrival of these new brands means Hendy now represents 23 manufacturers across the south coast.