TrustFord announces new investment in dealerships and skills

Added: 03 August 2018

  • Cribbs Causeway and Staines redevelopments progressing well
  • Newtonards Road and Lisburn sites in Northern Ireland to become Ford Stores
  • New apprenticeships, smart repairer and technician roles created

TrustFord has today announced new investment into its business, with the redevelopment of four dealerships into Ford Stores and the creation of over 130 new roles across England, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. This reflects TrustFord’s commitment to drive the standard in customer care.

Work to turn sites in Cribbs Causeway and Staines into new format Ford Stores is already underway, with the revamped developments expected to open in Autumn. Sites in Newtonards Road and Lisburn, Northern Ireland, will also become Ford Stores, with work expected to begin later in the year.

The transformation of the four sites represents a substantial investment into the dealership network, and allows TrustFord to better serve the needs of customers in these communities. All Ford Stores will feature display areas for the full range of Ford cars including the iconic Mustang and RS Focus.

TrustFord has also announced recruitment for new roles across the business, including 77 apprenticeships and over 60 technicians with positions in mobile smart repair and alloy wheel preparation.

Stuart Foulds, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TrustFord, said:
“We’re always looking for ways to invest in our business so that we drive the standard in customer care in the automotive retail sector. The redevelopment of these four sites, alongside the funding provided to develop our talented workforce represents just that.

“The expansion of the dealerships is a key milestone for us, as this investment gives us the scale and resources to meet our customers’ needs today and, importantly, into the future.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how these new facilities will help colleagues both in Cribbs Causeway and Staines to continue to deliver the excellence in service that they are known for.”