Milton Keynes showroom in the 1980's

A Short History...

The business was founded by Harold Perry in 1908

Harold Perry formerly worked for the UK distributor for Ford. In 1912 Harold Perry was appointed Ford dealer for London and the company’s association with the marque continues to this day with ford dealerships in Aylesbury & High Wycombe

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About Perrys Motor sales Limited

We're a franchised automobile dealer established in 1908 in the United Kingdom. Our Head Office is in Northampton, England and we represent some of the UK's leading motor brands including Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Seat, Renault, Mazda, Kia, Chevrolet, and Ford. A full list of our dealerships can be found here.

Locations

52 dealerships at over 32 locations nationwide.

Company size

The group employs 1,900 people with an annual turnover close to £700 million. Perrys are the largest independent Peugeot dealer in the country and one of the largest network of Vauxhall dealers.

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Company Milestones

2013

Perrys acquires a Vauxhall Franchise in Sittingbourne, Kent.

2012

Expanding our existing showroom in Blackburn to include a new Nissan franchise.

In August Perrys welcomed the new Dacia brand to our Aylesbury dealership

2010

Perrys opens its first Used car only site, Luton Car Pavilion.

Dover Vauxhall extends their dealership to include a new Chevrolet franchise to site.

2009

Perrys incorporates five new franchises on to established dealerships; Milton Keynes Citroen, Burnley Kia, Aylesbury Vauxhall, Portsmouth Mazda and Rotherham Kia.

2008

Perrys builds a purpose built showroom at Barnsley for a new Mazda franchise.

2007

Perrys acquire their first Renault Franchise in Aylesbury.

Perrys move into a new Head Office in Northampton.

The Vauxhall brand expands with the purchase of four Vauxhall dealerships in Lancashire, previously owned by Vantage Group.

2006

Further investment is put into the Land Rover brand with the acquisition of Luton Land Rover, formerly part of the Stratstone Group.

2005

Perrys open a National Aftersales Contact Centre based in their dealership in Nelson.

Perrys add a Vauxhall Franchise to their cluster in Huddersfield.

2004

Perrys acquire two Walker Farrimond sites in Lancashire; a Mazda Dealership in Blackburn and a Peugeot site in Nelson. August 2004.

2003

Perrys add a Mazda Franchise to their cluster in Huddersfield.

Perrys move into a new Head Office in Northampton.

Further investment in the Peugeot Brand with the acquisition of Peugeot in Aylesbury.

2002

Perrys open the new state of the art training facility in Barnsley.

Expansion at the Barnsley site continued with the opening of the groups new Citroen Dealership in July 2002.

2001

Perrys open new head office in Northampton.

Perrys Motor Sales acquires two new Vauxhall dealerships in Rotherham and Barnsley. Massive expansion of the Barnsley site was completed February 2002.

Perry Group Plc sells Motor Division to Management Team. Perrys Motor Sales sets for expansion.

2000

Perrys acquire a Mitsubishi dealership for Rotherham, the franchise is based at Mushroom Garage along side Rover.

Perrys acquired a Vauxhall dealership in Dover.

Perrys opened a Vauxhall dealership in Leyland which will be a satellite of Preston.

Perrys acquire a Peugeot Dealership in Bolton and builds a new Peugeot dealership in Clitheroe.

1999

Perrys purchased a Peugeot dealership in Accrington.

Perrys opened a Vauxhall dealership in Broadstairs.

1998

Perrys takes the lead with on-line presence among dealerships with the launch of the first group website, www.perrys.co.uk

1997

New Land Rover dealership constructed in Huddersfield.

1996

Redevelopment of the companies dealerships in Preston and Rotherham.

1991

Nissan and Lexus franchises acquired.

1990

Renault and Iveco Ford franchise acquired.

1988

Further programme of dealership acquisitions including Peugeot and Toyota, opening of new premises and redevelopment of existing sites begun.

1987

The acquisition of Rocar Group brought Rover, Jaguar and Land Rover into the company.

1982

Perrys acquired a Vauxhall franchise in Doncaster, the first non-Ford dealership.

1955

Dealerships opened in Edgware, Harrow, Potters Bar and Milton Keynes over the next four years.

1944

A tractor dealership was acquired in Whetstone, London. This was replaced by a centre for pre-delivery inspection of new vehicles in 1959.

1939

By the outbreak of war, Perrys had opened and acquired three more dealerships. As part of the war effort, sections of Ballards Lane were converted to a meat distribution centre and workshops for overhauling military vehicles and making wings for gliders.

1926

Harold opened a Ford dealership in Ballards Lane, Finchley, to add to his London and Aylesbury showrooms. Finchley remained one of London's largest dealerships until 1993.

1922

Sir Percival Perry helped Andre Citroen to establish commercial and manufacturing subsidiaries for the early Citroen automobile business in England.

1912

Harold Perry appointed Ford dealer for London. A year earlier Harolds brother, Percival, persuaded Henry Ford to launch the Ford Motor Company in England. Percival later became chairman of Fords UK company.

1908

The founder of the company, Harold Perry, started his own motor accessories company. He formerly worked for the UK distributor for Ford.