Don­nelly rev su­p­ex­pan­sion with £6m Jaguar show­room plan

Belfast Telegraph - - BUSINESS - BY STAFF RE­PORTER

NORTH­ERN Ire­land’s big­gest fam­ily-owned car dealer, Don­nelly Group, is set to build a new £6m Jaguar Land Rover show­room.

The show­room will be based next to the firm’s flag­ship site in Dun­gan­non, Co Ty­rone. Don­nelly Group has been sell­ing Land Rover ve­hi­cles since 1981, but is ac­quir­ing a Jaguar fran­chise for the first time.

It will be the 19th car brand to be sold by the firm, which re­cently ap­pointed a new man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Dave Sheeran.

The com­pany has eight sites around North­ern Ire­land.

Ter­ence and Ray­mond Don­nelly run the busi­ness, which was founded by their fa­ther, Peter.

The broth­ers said: “It is es­pe­cially fit­ting that work on this ex­cit­ing new Jaguar Land Rover show­room will com­mence this year as we cel­e­brate our 70th an­niver­sary.”

In ac­counts for last year, group com­pany Don­nelly Bros Garages (Dun­gan­non) re­ported a 12% in­crease in turnover to £277m and pre-tax prof­its of £1.9m.

The busi­ness sells around 15,000 ve­hi­cles ev­ery year.

The site of Don­nelly Group’s pro­posed Jaguar Land Rover show­room

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