Beginning in 1976 with the opening of a BMW retailer in Cockermouth, Cumbria, our story has always focused on delivering exceptional service to every customer every time.
From one BMW retailer to a company of around 1,000 employees and multiple locations throughout the North of England and South Scotland, we have grown into one of the UK’s leading independent automotive groups.
Representing leading manufacturers in BMW, MINI, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, and Kia, as well as Honda and BMW motorcycles, requires us to offer the highest standards of customer care and technical expertise, for which we have an outstanding reputation.
Lloyd Motor Group Established
Founded as a BMW dealership in Cockermouth
Awarded the Volvo franchise in Cockermouth
Opened a BMW dealership in Carlisle
Took on the Honda franchise in Carlisle
Opened Land Rover and Rover dealerships at Rosehill, Carlisle
Awarded the Volvo franchise in Carlisle
Acquired Fawdington Ltd, which is now known as Lloyd BMW Newcastle
Moved BMW premises from Kingstown Broadway to Grearshill Road, with MINI taking over the former BMW site in Carlisle
Opened Honda Motorcycles in Carlisle
Acquired Gilligan Jaguar in Carlisle, which was renamed Lloyd Jaguar
Took on the Saab franchise for Cumbria
Acquired Prestons BMW and MINI dealerships which are now known as Lloyd BMW and MINI Colne
Acquired Derek Woodman, now Lloyd BMW and MINI Blackpool
Acquired Croall Bryson, which has become Lloyd Land Rover Kelso
Acquired Bateman in Lindale, now under the name of Lloyd BMW and MINI South Lakes
Opened used car retailer ‘Lloyd Premium Cars’ in Blackpool
Acquired Ripon Land Rover in North Yorkshire, which has been renamed Lloyd Land Rover Ripon
Opened used car retailer ‘Lloyd Used Car Centre’ in Carlisle
Took on the Kia franchise serving Carlisle and Dumfries
Excellent customer service from the minute we walked in the door until we left. Cannot recommend John Shaw enough to help you with choosing and purchasing your new car with you.
Gordon White - Lloyd Carlisle BMW