Yorkshire repairer up for sale

Driffield-based repairer Broach Hill Garage has gone into administration.

The family business that has been trading for almost 50 years and all its assets are now up for sale, with the administrators Sean Williams and Richard Pinder of Leonard Curtis handling the process.

The site has operated as a franchised car dealership for MG and SsangYong, a service centre and bodyshop.

Williams said: “Unfortunately trading just could not recover to pre-pandemic levels. The microchip shortage also caused significant delays in the manufacture and supply of new vehicles and there were issues with used vehicle sales, which had also gone into decline in recent periods.”

Joint co-founder Angela Good said: “Since the pandemic the business has been up and down, but with rising costs in recent months we realised it was not sustainable. If you add this to the loss of a major franchise agreement in 2018 – after 38 years – and subsequently the replacement dealership agreement serving notice to terminate due to franchise boundary changes, it’s all taken its toll.”

She added: “We have had some amazing people working for us who we are certain will continue to thrive in the future and we wish them well. We would like to thank all our customers old and new, who have become part of our lives and given us the opportunity to serve them.”