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Our History

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, Kia and Honda, 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.

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1976

Lloyd Motor Group Established
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Founded as a BMW dealership in Cockermouth

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1977

Awarded the Volvo franchise in Cockermouth
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1986

Opened a BMW dealership in Carlisle
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1988

Took on the Honda franchise in Carlisle
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1994

Opened Land Rover and Rover dealerships at Rosehill, Carlisle
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1996

Awarded the Volvo franchise in Carlisle
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1998

Acquired Fawdington Ltd, which is now known as Lloyd BMW Newcastle
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2003

Moved BMW premises from Kingstown Broadway to Grearshill Road, with MINI taking over the former BMW site in Carlisle
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2003

Opened Honda Motorcycles in Carlisle
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2005

Acquired Gilligan Jaguar in Carlisle, which was renamed Lloyd Jaguar
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2006

Took on the Saab franchise for Cumbria
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2007

Acquired Prestons BMW and MINI dealerships which are now known as Lloyd BMW and MINI Colne
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2010

Acquired Derek Woodman, now Lloyd BMW and MINI Blackpool
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2011

Acquired Croall Bryson, which has become Lloyd Land Rover Kelso
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2015

Acquired Bateman in Lindale, now under the name of Lloyd BMW and MINI South Lakes
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2015

Opened used car retailer ‘Lloyd Premium Cars’ in Blackpool
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2016

Acquired Ripon Land Rover in North Yorkshire, which has been renamed Lloyd Land Rover Ripon
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2018

Opened used car retailer ‘Lloyd Used Car Centre’ in Carlisle
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2019

Took on the Kia franchise serving Carlisle and Dumfries
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Customer Feedback

Excellent service at Lloyd’s Newcastle Mini, picked up my new mini today and I love it 😍 Thank you to Glenn for being brilliant!😁

Sara Stanley - Lloyd Newcastle MINI

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