Family-run business Dews Motor Group closes down

Dews Motor Group. Halifax.
Dews Motor Group. Halifax.
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Dews Motor Group, a family run business which has been established in Halifax for 106 years, has closed down.

The motor dealership based at Northgate relocted its Brighouse outlet in 2015 and now directors have taken the decision to close its Halifax business.

A spokesperson for the company said: “It is with a heavy heart that the decision has been taken by the directors to close the Dews business - effective as of Friday March 11.

“After 106 years of serving the motorists of Calderdale, this was a very difficult decision to make - however as the motor industry continues to evolve, smaller firms such as Dews continue to struggle to remain competitive. As a result the Directors have decided to close the business.

“The last 106 years would not have been possible without the drive, effort and energy of our staff and customers over the years - and for that we share our thanks.

“We wish our current staff and customers all the very best for the future, and thank you in advance for your understanding.”

Dews is one of the oldest names in motor retailing having being founded in 1910 by Ernest Dews.

At the time of inception there were only 13 cars registered in the Calderdale and Kirklees area.