Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, has welcomed Bristol Street Motors’ commitment to Harlow and their recent £1 million investment in the local economy.
Bristol Street Motors has completed the second phase of their expansion project through the transformation of their Harlow-based Peugeot dealership. The existing Peugeot dealership on Edinburgh Way has been expanded to include Vauxhall and Citroen franchises and these latest upgrades mean Bristol Street Motors has now invested over £2 million in Harlow in the last 12 months, creating 30 new jobs.
Earlier this year, Mr Halfon was able to visit Bristol Street Motors’ new service centre, which opened in late 2021 as part of the first phase of their refurbishment and expansion project. During the visit, Robert toured the site’s latest vehicle servicing technology, including an automated drive-in assessment area, which features floor sensors that will assess tyre tread, inflation and quality without a customer needing to leave their vehicle.
Furthermore, Robert enjoyed meeting the service centre’s dedicated team of vehicle experts, including current and former apprentices who have been trained in traditional vehicle maintenance as well as new technologies for electric and hybrid vehicles, ensuring that Bristol Street Motors can meet the needs of drivers for years to come.
Robert Halfon commented, “I am delighted that Bristol Street Motors continues to serve the people of Harlow and the villages and has doubled-down on its commitment to the local area through this recent investment. Not only has the firm upgraded its showrooms and service centres, but it is also committed to generating jobs and future proofing their workforce and apprentices by upskilling them to work with new electric and hybrid technologies.”
Richard Geary, General Manager at Bristol Street Motors Harlow, said, “This has been a huge transformation for the location and demonstrates Bristol Street Motors’ confidence in the town. The site of the new showrooms had been a workshop for 20 years, seeing it stripped back and renovated to create the most modern of car dealerships has been amazing.
“The end result is outstanding and has created a fantastic environment for colleagues and customers. To support the addition of Vauxhall and Citroen to the site, we have recruited seven new team members and promoted two very experienced people into senior positions. I’m very excited about our future and look forward to welcoming more people to Bristol Street Motors Harlow.”