Matt Johnson Prestige doubles its workforce

Family-owned car dealership Matt Johnson Prestige has doubled the size of its team following the closure of a nearby retailer.

Five new members of staff have joined the company, which retails sports and prestige cars across the UK, taking its workforce to 11 as it expands its vehicle inventory and services on offer.

Managing director Matt Johnson said: “We were saddened to learn about the closure of Furness Park. For decades, they had flown the flag for quality vehicle sales in south Cumbria and we had many friends within the business.

“Finding great people is not always easy, and when the closure was announced, my thoughts immediately turned to the team members who would be looking for work.

“I’m over the moon to have been able to offer roles within Matt Johnson Prestige to so many talented individuals. Along with my existing team, we will work together as we plan the expansion of the business and its services.”

Former Furness Park service manager Dan Evans, who had worked at the business for more than 15 years, is among the new recruits and will be working with Johnson to develop a retail service arm. There are also plans to offer exclusive Williams Ceramic Coating treatments for clients buying a car from the dealership.