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Mallusk showroom revamp driving jobs growth at Charles Hurst

Keith Hyde (left), franchise manager for Charles Hurst Vauxhall, with Colin McNab, operations director at Charles Hurst

CAR retailer the Charles Hurst Group has added a 333 sq metre Vauxhall showroom to its site in Mallusk in a £250,000 investment which has created 20 jobs. It takes the number of Vauxhall retail units at the Lookers-owned group to four.

The new showroom will provide a full suite of new and used cars, fleet services, Motability and after-sales, according to the group's operations director Colin McNab.

He said: "This investment represents an important development for the Charles Hurst Group.

“We remain committed to investing in the business in order to continue delivering the best products and services to our customers.

"Our Newtownabbey site encompasses a wide range of our leading brands including Toyota, Nissan, Renault together with a UseDirect retail unit, and the addition of a modern Vauxhall showroom will further strengthen our service provision in the area.

"The company has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years and this new showroom will underpin our continued success for many more to come.”

Keith Hyde, franchise manager for Charles Hurst Vauxhall, added: “The new retail unit's opening represents another expansion of our significant Vauxhall footprint, a brand we are very proud to represent, and strengthens our position as Northern Ireland's leading Vauxhall retailer."

This is the second major investment Charles Hurst Vauxhall has made in recent months following the opening of its refurbished Vauxhall showroom in Portadown as part of a £100,000 investment in the area.

Charles Hurst Group is Northern Ireland's largest car retailer, representing 20 automotive brands across seven sites.

Founded in 1911, its headquarters are located in Belfast on a 20-acre site, making it the largest automotive retail park in Europe, and it has more than 800 employees.

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