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Lookers is to relocate its Colchester-based Land Rover car dealership and 51 staff to a 10,500 sq m site on Axial Way by the end of the year, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
14-Jan-2016


Lookers has acquired the Manchester-based Claybank Skoda car dealership with 34 staff for undisclosed terms.
07-Jan-2016


Lookers has acquired Addison Motors, the Newcastle-based firm with 30 Benfield car dealerships and 1,600 staff, for £87m.
07-Sep-2015


Lookers has acquired the Amersham Jaguar car dealership from Jardine Motors Group for undisclosed terms.
02-Sep-2015


Lookers has announced a £55m investment in its chain of car dealerships, including £15m at Vauxhall, Kia, Seat and Skoda sites in Greater Manchester.
09-Mar-2015


Lookers is to invest £5m in the expansion of its Lomond Audi car dealerships in Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling this year, with the creation of 60 jobs.
22-Jan-2015


Lookers has sold a Jaguar and Land Rover car dealership in Barnet to Cambria Automobiles for £10m.
09-Jul-2014


Lookers has acquired Colborne, the Surrey-based chain of car dealerships, for £34m.
11-Mar-2014


Lookers has acquired the Volkswagen Van Centre in Glasgow from the administrators of Verve for undisclosed terms, saving up to 36 jobs.
18-Dec-2013


Lookers has acquired Chipperfield, the Land Rover car dealership in Hertfordshire, for £10m.
03-Oct-2013


Lookers has acquired Shields Automotive, the Glasgow-based Land Rover car dealership, for £8.8m.
20-May-2013


Lookers is to relocate its Mercedes car dealership in Crawley to a new site in early 2013.
18-Sep-2012


Lookers has acquired Lomond Motors, the chain of Audi car dealerships in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Ayr, for £15m.
05-Jul-2012


Lookers has acquired Fleet Financial, the Belfast-based fleet management company with 24 staff, for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its Charles Hurst business.
13-Jun-2012


Lookers is seeking acquisitions to expand its Manchester-based chain of 119 car dealerships, and will also develop its parts division and move further into the prestige vehicles sector.
18-Aug-2011


Lookers is reported to have shortlisted three sites in south Manchester for a new 20,000 sq ft headquarters for its car dealership network.
04-Aug-2011


Lookers, the chain of 71 car dealerships, is in negotiations to be acquired by the Trefick consortium for about £300m.
09-Jun-2011


Lookers has acquired Get Motoring UK, the Buckinghamshire-based vehicle leasing firm trading as Vehicle Rental Services.
14-Mar-2011


Lookers has sold three Honda dealerships in Liverpool, Southport and Warrington to Clare James Automotive for undisclosed terms.
10-Jan-2011


Lookers is to acquire Bramall & Jones VW, the Lincolnshire-based chain of two Volkswagen car dealerships and a contract hire business, for £2m.
16-Apr-2008


Lookers is to acquire Dutton Forshaw, the chain of 31 car dealerships, from Lloyds TSB for £60m, taking its total network to about 140 outlets.
04-Oct-2007


Lookers has won approval to sell Ford cars and commercial vehicles, having bought some Sheffield-based assets of Dixon Motors out of administration.
30-Aug-2007


Lookers has acquired two Kia car dealerships in Macclesfield and Stockport.
06-Nov-2006


Lookers has acquired a further ten car dealerships in the South East from HR Owen for up to £25m, including Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler Jeep, Lexus and Land Rover sites.
14-Aug-2006


Lookers is to acquire six car dealerships from HR Owen, including Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo sites in Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, for about £3.4m.
19-Dec-2005


Lookers has acquired APEC, the Bristol-based automotive braking parts distributor with 50 staff, for £9.2m.
13-Oct-2005


Lookers is to acquire Volvo car dealerships in Glasgow and Hamilton from John Martin Group, and will relocate them to its existing Premier Automotive Group sites in Glasgow and Motherwell next year.
09-Aug-2005


Lookers has acquired PLP Motors, the operator of Vauxhall and Chevrolet car dealerships in Warrington and Widnes, for £3.2m.
01-Aug-2005


Lookers has acquired IS Cars, the used car dealer in Burton-upon-Trent, for £12m.
13-May-2005


Lookers has acquired Bristol Trade Centre, the four-acre used car supermarket in Bristol, for £8.5m.
01-Feb-2005


Lookers has acquired Darlington Volkswagen from Mill Garages for £0.8m, in order to complement its existing VW dealership on Teesside.
02-Nov-2004


Lookers has acquired a Saab dealership in Chester for £0.9m and a Volkswagen dealership in Northallerton for £0.6m.
06-Oct-2004


Lookers has acquired FPS Distribution, the wholesale distributor of vehicle parts to the automotive aftermarket, for £31m.
02-Aug-2004


Lookers is to open a £4.5m Vauxhall car dealership at the Star City centre in Birmingham in May.
05-Feb-2004


Lookers has acquired the Lexus Hadleigh car dealership in Essex from E&H Hadleigh for £2m.
20-Oct-2003


Lookers has acquired JN Holdings, the operator of Taggarts Jaguar and Land Rover franchises in Glasgow and Motherwell.
06-Feb-2003


Lookers has acquired three Renault dealerships and a car rental business from Jackson & Edwards, in order to expand its operations in south Manchester and central Cheshire.
10-Jan-2003


Lookers is to invest £6m refurbishing its recently-acquired Vauxhall garages in the Birmingham area, and a new site is expected to serve central Birmingham.
15-Nov-2002


Lookers has acquired Elt Brothers, the Birmingham-based Vauxhall car dealership for £0.9m.
13-Aug-2002


Lookers has acquired 452 (Birmingham) from Vauxhall Motor and the Rystar Aston and Selly Oak Vauxhall outlets from Ryland Group for a total £2m.
21-Feb-2002


Lookers is selling its SMAC Continental Mercedes-Benz dealership in Southend for about £5m.
04-Jan-2002


Lookers has announced plans to invest £20m in new car showrooms in Oldham, Chester and Liverpool with the creation of 200 jobs.
15-Mar-2001


Lookers is planning to relocate its Vauxhall car dealership in Chester to a new site on Sealand Road in November.
02-Feb-2001


Lookers is to set up a £4.5m car dealership in Stretford with the creation of 40 jobs, and it will include franchises for Suzuki, Seat and Mazda.
18-Jun-1999


Lookers is buying Charles Hurst, the Northern Ireland motor distributor with franchises for Rover, Renault and Nissan.
23-Jan-1996