Our Annual 10+ meal took place on the evening of Thursday 28th January 2019. Our 10+ Club celebrates the hard work and dedication of team members that have been with us for 10 years or more. Being able to commemorate the occasion each year allows the new faces who are vital to the success of our company to get involved with 10+ Club and participate in the long term growth of Vantage. Our Vantage MD Mark Robinson was happy to welcome three new faces to this year’s 10+ Club dinner including; Tim Swindin – Finance Director, Anthony Smith – Site Co-ordinator at Toyota Preston and Graham Brook – Technician at Toyota Preston.
Vantage has achieved some fantastic achievements over the past 10 years such as acquiring new franchises and opening new centres.
In June 2013, Vantage acquired four sites in the Midlands, a new region for the company, with three Toyota centres in Birmingham, Solihull and Tamworth as well as a Lexus centre also located in Birmingham. Vantage decides to experiment with another brand by adding Kia Scarborough to the family.
The end of 2013 didn't slow down for the team at Vantage as acquisitions kept coming. We were happy to add another manufacturer to our portfolio with Citroën in Morecambe. Vantage now operates for six brands over 16 sites in the UK.
In January 2016, Vantage expanded its fast-growing portfolio of dealerships to 22 across the North and Midlands with the acquisition of Lexus Leeds, Toyota Leeds and Toyota Wakefield. These sites take the total number of Vantage Toyota dealerships to 12, making it one of the largest Toyota groups in the UK.
March 2018 saw Vantage strengthening their position in the Midlands, with the acquisition of both Toyota and Lexus Wolverhampton. This brings the count of Lexus sites to three and Toyota to a grand total of 13 centres.
In early 2019 Vantage are looking forward to welcoming their fourth Lexus Centre, Lexus Preston. This will give Vantage the opportunity to introduce the Lexus Brand within the Preston area.
It is brilliant to see the expansion of Vantage over the past 10 years and only makes for a more exciting future ahead.