Coventry motorcycle dealership creates jobs

Coventry motorcycle dealership creates jobs

A motorcycle dealership in Coventry is revving up for a new era as it expands into new premises this autumn and creates 10 jobs.

Kestrel Honda is relocating to the final two available units at Vantage Park in Coventry where it will also open the city’s first outlet for KTM road and off road motorcycles.   

The other businesses on the now fully-occupied business park - which has been developed by owners The Wigley Group - are Formula One Autocentres and Magnet. Vining Ltd have acted as consultants and project managers throughout the site’s development.

Kay Dewey of Kestrel Honda said: "The business has grown dramatically over the past 11 years when we’ve gone from start up to an established dealership.

"We pride ourselves on our customer service. Last year we were in the top 20 Honda motorcycle dealers in the country and we have been the number one off-road Honda motorcycle seller for a number of years. As a result we really had outgrown our original premises and frankly we were bursting at the seams.

"The new showroom will allow us to stock everything Honda sells with two wheels including, for the first time, the Montesa Trials range.

"At the same time we’ve been talking to KTM for 18 months about bringing the brand to Coventry and I’m delighted we’ve been able to secure the right site for this new venture.

"The KTM brand fits well with our current offering and this move is all about expanding the choice for our customers."

The fit out of the new showroom has started and it will open for business in November.

The Wigley Group director Robert Wigley said: "Vantage Park is a high quality development in a very visible site which lies on the main gateway route from the M6 into Coventry.

"I’m delighted Kestrel will join other national retailers on the site which is also next door to the Gallagher Retail Park, a new Brandish Vauxhall dealership and Greene King pub.

"The Wigley Group has worked hard over the past 30 years to regenerate this area which was formerly the home of the Alfred Herbert works. Full occupation of Vantage Park is another milestone in the regeneration of the site and is evidence of the health of the commercial property market in Coventry."


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