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May 16

Over 600 people were present to celebrate the launches with D. M. Keith staff, directors and senior management from ŠKODA, for a spectacular evening of entertainment, food, prizes and a fireworks finale. A Limited Edition ŠKODA Citigo ‘Tartan Edition’ was unveiled to celebrate D. M. Keith’s 40th Anniversary with ŠKODA.

Guests were encouraged to donate money to two local charities as part the Casino entertainment.

£759 was raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance who provide a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire, £351 for St. Gemmas Hospice and £408 for St. Leonard’s Hospice, who both provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people with life threatening illnesses.

Kerry Garner, West & South Yorkshire Air Ambulance Regional Fundraising Manager said:
“D. M. Keith have been fantastic supporters of the charity over the last nine years and continue to raise the vital funds needed to enable the YAA to continue providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service across Yorkshire. We are extremely proud of our partnership with D. M. Keith and their continued support. We’re absolutely delighted to have received such a generous donation of £759 from their recent launch events, this is just one example of their magnificent efforts to continue saving lives across the region.”

Jenny Dixon, Senior Fundraiser for St Gemma’s Hospice said: “We were delighted to be supported by D. M. Keith at their launch event to celebrate the opening of their brand new showroom on Hunslet Road, Leeds. It was a fantastic evening and the event raised over £350 towards the specialist end of life care for our patients and their families at St Gemma’s Hospice. On behalf of everyone at St Gemma’s we would like to say a huge thank you to D. M. Keith for their support and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

The all-new D. M. Keith ŠKODA sites are some of the largest showrooms for the manufacturer in the UK. The new state-of-the-art premises on Hunslet Road, Leeds and Wigginton Road, York, have seen the complete regeneration of their showrooms to enhance the sales environment as well as improving customer facilities.

The Keith car family has represented ŠKODA in Yorkshire since 1976, developing genuine relationships with their customers who are treated as if they are a member of the family.

Directors, Dougal and Angus Keith, said, “As the UK’s leading ŠKODA Retailer Group, we continue to invest in providing our customers with the best service and facilities. We’ve spared no expense with the redevelopment of our flagship ŠKODA showrooms in Leeds and York. We see ourselves as a local business, so it’s great that our success will help give the local economy a boost too with additional jobs. We’ve had a fantastic forty years with ŠKODA in Yorkshire, and that’s enabled us to expand.”

“Our passionate teams are really excited with the fabulous new surroundings, explains Leeds Dealer Principal, Dion Lowe, and York Head of Business Jeremy Preece. The ŠKODA brand goes from strength to strength, and recently completed a hat-trick at 2016 What Car? Awards, winning Best Small Car, Best Family Car and Best Estate car. These awards mean a great deal to everyone at D. M. Keith, and we’re thrilled to showcase the full ŠKODA collection at our stunning new facilities in Leeds and York.”

D. M. Keith are the largest ŠKODA Retailer Group in the UK, with branches in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, York and Hull.

The new ŠKODA showrooms are located on Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1DY,  and Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RJ. To find out more call Leeds 0113 277 1777, York 01904 692921 or visit dmkeith.com

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