Two car dealerships sold in £2m deal

Two car dealerships in Sheffield have been sold for £2.4m.

Vertu Motors swooped on two sites belonging to Harratts of Wakefield – a Nissan and a Volvo dealership on Attercliffe Road.

The Gateshead company is the sixth largest car retailer in the UK and the acquisition takes its Yorkshire outlets to 12. Bristol Street Motors brand move into Sheffield for the first time as part of the deal, with the opening of Bristol Street Motors Nissan Sheffield. Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors, said: “We are delighted to announce the next step in our growth with both Nissan and Volvo. This is the first time the Bristol Street Motors brand has been represented in the major city of Sheffield. “