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Wessex Garages Officially Opens New Cribbs Causeway Dealership

Lansdown Club members Wessex Garages open their third Bristol dealership and take on 40 more staff.

With almost three decades of experience in the automotive industry and seven dealerships, three located in Bristol, two in Cardiff and one in Newport and Gloucester, Wessex Garages has established a reputation for honesty and value for money.

It was founded in 1986 by Steve Patch and Keith Brock (pictured above) joined as Operations Director in 1997 when the company embarked on a gradual expansion programme. Keith became Managing Director and shareholder in 2004.

Due to the success of the Nissan brand in Bristol, Wessex Garages opened its new design-led Nissan dealership on Hayes Way at Cribbs Causeway.

The purpose-built, £5million showroom spans more than 18,000 square feet and Wessex has taken on 40 members of staff to run the new site.

Managing director, Keith Brock said: “I was taken back by the size of this new store which has every conceivable Nissan vehicle on display. It also hosts Nissans new retail store concept which is very modern and welcoming”.

The new Nissan branch boasts one of the regions most cutting edge car sales environments, with technology and comfort combined to enhance the overall experience for its customers. It reflects Nissan’s core principals of innovation and excitement.

Pictured above with Keith Brock is Darren Lakin, Group Aftersales Director at Wessex Garages. He commented: "We have very high standards here at Wessex and it was vital for us to offer our customers top notch aftersales care at our new dealership.

He added: “The workshop at the site will represent a flagship venture for us and will see a move away from a traditional garage look to a bright, light, modern and spotlessly clean environment, with all the very latest hi-tech equipment available to offer our customers the very best for their vehicles.”

Keith Brock and Chairman Steve Patch have both been city fans for many years. He said: "Steve and I welcome all city fans to come and have a look in our new Nissan Brand Centre”.

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