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Company Announcement Concerning Amberswood Tavern

Westwood Motor Group

Amberswood Tavern has been a pub in Ince for a long time, situated next to our main site in Wigan.

There has been some speculation regarding our acquisition of Amberswood Tavern. To clarify, Westwood Motor Group are expanding operations, and upgrading our head office facility in Wigan. We have invested £550,000 into the expansion. This began when we acquired the land at the rear of Amberswood Tavern in 2013. Just recently, the expansion has come into fruition as we get the 5 year in-planning project underway. 

Amberswood Tavern, which we understand is a historical community pub, was put up for sale. As we were expanding, this caught our attention, and so we decided to buy. The reason for this is much needed office space and car parking.

Recently, we began concreting the additional land at the back, which is surrounded by security fencing. Of course, all of this is creating one of the largest sales and hire operations in the North West. 

As we continue to grow, we seek to create 8 additional positions of employment within the company; Sales Negotiators, Workshop Technicians and Office Assistants. We currently have Valeters, Workshop, Rental executives, Sales Executives, Marketing and a Financial Department, all of which are on site.

Why we are expanding

For those who don’t know much about our operations, it’s only fair that we create a small overview of Westwood Motor Group and what we are about. Chris Melling, Managing Director of 13 years, is a Wigan resident with very strong beliefs in the local community. Westwood’s operations include several charitable donations throughout the community.  We continually donate vehicles to help specific causes. We have donated a vehicle to The Brick which provides vital food supplied to the community. Additionally, we regularly donate to Wigan Youth Zone, who we are a silver patron of. Moreover, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, local schools, and the ‘Latics2Amsterdam’ charity bike ride in aid of prostate cancer. There are several charitable donations we make, and we consistently seek out causes to help out with in the Wigan community wherever and whenever appropriate.

Our fleet exceeds 1,300 vehicles at our Wigan site. We take great pride in having the best specified vehicles available for our customers, whether this be Regionally or Nationally. 

Working with local partners is a large part of our business

As can be seen, we have a large network of personal customers. At the same time, our financial contribution to the community is notably significant. We have several working partnerships with local businesses around Wigan. Many of which who rely on us for their vehicles. Whether these be large companies or sole traders, we strive to continually cultivate these relationships. We enjoy the friendly partnerships we have with our local customers.

We pride ourselves on having Vehicle Solutions For Everyone. With this intention, this is the reason for our ever important expansion. In order to satisfy our customers and business requirements, this is something that has to be done.

With attention to all concerned parties

Understandably, this is an issue to some local residents. Please be aware that Amberswood Tavern was put up for sale and Westwood Motor Group purchased before anybody else. There is no malicious intent. These are just vital steps in a 5 year plan to expand this company. 

With this in mind, we hope to make things clearer. Nevertheless, if you feel the need to discuss this further, then do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kind Regards,

Westwood Motor Group

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I bought a Transit Jumbo & P/X my 5 year old VW Crafter LWB in the process. The whole experience of viewing to buying was seamless & very professional. Mike made the whole process a joy & was eager to help in any way. Would I recommend Westwood Motor Group….. Absolutely!!! Many Thanks

Gary Ayre @ 21/05/2019 14:30

Top quality service, especially from the girls on reception, as I didn’t turn up with correct forms of Id haha as u do, they helped me out trying to sort it so I can I could hire a van and very helpful, the cost was perfect aswell would definitely use these again if I need a van
Ethan Birkett @ 24/02/2019 13:55

I’d like to thank the team at Westwood Motor Group especially Emma who arranged my vehicle. The service was outstanding from start to finish. I had the exact car I was looking for all arranged within days. I can not recommend this company enough, the staff were very information and friendly. I was made to feel very welcome. I was very excited to collect my vehicle and the team enjoy the excitement with me.

Marcella Wiggins @ 24/02/2019 11:32

A fantastic company….from the initial enquiry right through to dropping the van back off.

The price was very reasonable, vehicle was fab and perfect for what I needed…(I hated taking it back…😬🙂) and the staff were all extremely helpful and polite….especially Emma, the rental manager.

A massive thanks to Emma, for all your help…from start to finish…it was very much appreciated. 5*

Sarah Holmes @ 03/02/2019 10:00

Excellent service and price. Great customer relations from Bethan on front of desk. Would highly recommend. Many thanks.

Steven Melling @ 30/01/2019 17:12

brilliant service and I highly recommend this company…bought my new van with no fuss or stress at all… got a great deal and my van runs superb. thanks Steve !

Kev Booth @ 24/01/2019 23:19

Great company full of great people – would recommend to anyone and have done, many many times. Excellent, personal service from people that care about what they do and have a real passion for their business – you won’t go wrong here! I have known this company, the owner, and many of those who work there for 10 years and they are very very good at what they do.

Kathryn Close @ 01/08/2018 11:30

today i picked up my new van… absolutely top quality top of the range van. brilliant customer service by Emma who went above and beyond to meet my very specific requirements. 10/10

Dale Wright @ 08/01/2019 18:26

Hired a few vans from Westwood, I always get a spot on service, the vans are always perfectly clean. The people are friendly and professional, there are no scare tactics to upsell like other rental companies. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!

Garry Deakin @ 11/12/2018 02:59

Couldn’t ask for better service from the moment I entered Reception to returning the van.

Stephanie was excellent in her customer relations.

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