Smashing records at Oswestry

Staff at a Shropshire motor dealership are celebrating after smashing their previous record year sales figures – with weeks to spare before the end of the year.

The team at Furrows of Oswestry, in Whittington Road, have had an incredible 12 months, with profit levels up by nearly 34 per cent on the previous year.

Sales Manager Daniel Edwards said: “We were already pleased with our figures from 2014 which was a record year for us, so to get the news that we’ve smashed even that previous achievement was fantastic for everyone involved.

“It was even better to hear that we broke all records with weeks still to spare before the actual end of the year. So now we’ve set ourselves a real target for 2016 and we’re all working hard to make sure the success continues.”

Daniel, who joined Furrows as a trainee in 2006, has worked his way up to the position of Sales Manager, and has run the sales team for the past 12 months.

“The most noticeable rise in sales has been in the used cars sector – we are now stocking more used vehicles on site than ever before, and customers can choose from over 90 vehicles. As well as our ŠKODA-approved used vehicles, we are selling all brands of cars, and there really is a huge range to choose from.”

Daniel said Furrows had worked with ŠKODA to build up the approved range of used vehicles for sale, and the company had set some extremely tough criteria.

“Each used ŠKODA vehicle has gone through a rigorous multi-point check, and comes with a 12-month warranty and 30-day exchange policy, subject to terms and conditions. So customers can have complete peace of mind and confidence when they purchase one of the vehicles in this range that they really are getting the very best in used cars.”

Daniel said new car sales had also been excellent in 2015, with both Ford and ŠKODA vehicles proving popular.

“We’re all looking forward to building on our sales success in 2016, and it looks set to be a very exciting year for Furrows of Oswestry with the official opening of our brand new ŠKODA showroom. We can’t wait to see what the next 12 months brings, but we’re determined to aim high and work towards yet another record-breaking year.”