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Motor Trader exclusive: Ged Murray interview

5th September 2014 3:26PM

Finance Director Ged Murray speaks with Motor Trader on the challenges facing dealers

Motor Trader interview: Ged Murray

Benfield driving forward with new Marketing Director

20th August 2014 2:02PM

The North East’s largest motor retail group, Benfield has announced the appointment of Heike O’Leary as Group Marketing Director.

Heike Marketing Director

Harrogate Car Dealership set to benefit from Skoda’s Tour de France Sponsorship!

24th June 2014 9:55AM

Local Car Dealer Benfield Skoda, is set to be the envy of Harrogate and UK cycling enthusiasts, when the world famous Tour de France comes to Harrogate in July.

Ed Clancy

Benfield’s ‘Be More’ Charity work driving forward !

13th June 2014 12:31PM

Benfield’s work in the community and staff charity fund raising scheme ‘Be more’ has been very busy recently…. and even Terry Wogan would be envious at the amount of sizable cheques they’ve been handing over to their chosen local charities !

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'Smiling faces gannin along the Scotswood Road' as Benfield opens new £7 million Audi dealership in Newcastle

9th June 2014 9:14AM

The North East’s largest Independent motor group, Benfield is continuing its capital investment programme with the opening of a new £7 million Audi dealership on Scotswood Road, Newcastle.

Mark Squires, Cheif Executive, Benfield Motor Group, outside the new £7 million Audi dealership on Scotswood Road, Newcastle which opened today Monday 9th June 2014.

Depaul UK celebrates news that it is Benfield Renault’s Charity of the Year with fundraising Spring Fair

2nd June 2014 2:41PM

The sun shone brightly in Newcastle as Benfield Renault celebrated its new Charity of the Year partnership with homelessness charity Depaul UK, by holding a fundraising Spring Fair at the company’s showroom on the city’s Benfield Road.

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Benfield ‘click’ with National Consumer Award

2nd June 2014 12:15PM

The North East largest motor group Benfield, has won a national consumer award as the overall winners of the ‘Best Desktop website’ in the motor industry Autotrader Awards.

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Lifting the lid on a 21st century dealership: Benfield Ford Sunderland

21st May 2014 11:53AM

As one of the largest Ford dealerships in the North East, Benfield Ford Sunderland is set to offer customers from across the region not only an unrivalled choice of cars and commercial vehicles, but an experience fit for the modern car buyer.

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Audi Bring R8 E-tron Project Back From The Scrapyard

21st May 2014 11:45AM

Audi have announced that they are to resurrect the previously abandoned electric, E-tron version of their R8 supercar.

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Ford Focus Crowned UK's Favourite Car

21st May 2014 11:43AM

New statistics show that the Ford Focus is the UK's favourite car, with Britons more likely to drive the humble small car than any other model.

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Benfield’s Bainbridge set to roar again for Lions Charity !

9th April 2014 11:09AM

Steve Bainbridge, who formerly played for Blaydon RFC and was capped 20 times for England and the British Lions, is set to roar again…but this time for the Walking With The Wounded charity.

Steve Bainbridge

Nissan Sales Legend retires at 100k mark!

7th March 2014 8:28AM

A North Shields man who has helped Nissan become a powerhouse of the UK automotive industry is calling time on his incredible career after being involved in a staggering 100,000 car sales over more than half a century.

Ken Searle retirement

Hexham dealership receives top UK award!

4th March 2014 11:34AM

Staff at Benfield’s Volkswagen dealership on Station Road, Hexham are celebrating after achieving a top five position in a nationwide Customer Care and Quality of Service Award ceremony.

Benfield Volkswagen Team, Hexham

Star performance by Benfield in Best Companies Survey

4th March 2014 11:31AM

The North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield is celebrating a ‘star’ performance in a national Best Companies to work for staff survey

Mark Squires

BENFIELD OPEN £5.8 MILLION FORD DEALERSHIP IN SUNDERLAND

27th January 2014 9:49AM

The North East’s largest Independent motor group, Benfield has continued its capital investment programme with the opening of a new £5.8 million Ford dealership on Newcastle Road, Sunderland.

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BENFIELD THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ST OSWALD’S CAR RAFFLE!

27th January 2014 9:48AM

The famous St Oswald’s Hospice charity raffle has raised an amazing £45,000 and this year’s lucky winner has driven away in a brand new car thanks to North East’s largest motor group, Benfield.

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CHARITY RUNNER ‘RUN GEORDIE RUN’ OVER THE MOON DOWN UNDER

6th January 2014 9:22AM

He began on 16 October and on 4th January 2014 Mark ‘Run Geordie Run’ Allison successfully completed his epic run across Australia for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children’s Foundation.

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RUN GEORDIE RUN FORCED TO STOP

27th December 2013 2:18PM

Mark Allison has run 2,267 miles and taken everything Australia could throw at him to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children’s Foundation.

Run Geordie Run Oz

CHARITY SINGLE SET TO BE A BIG HIT FOR ROMANIAN CHARITY

25th November 2013 5:17PM

A group of maverick motor traders from the North East’s largest motor group, Benfield have teamed up to make a charity hit single!

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TASTY REWARD FOR ‘FRIENDLY’ MOTORISTS

21st November 2013 11:18AM

Northumberland-based TASTECLUB, which provides corporate food and drink gifts, has secured an ongoing contract with the North East’s largest motor group, Benfield, to supply food hampers for its ‘refer a friend’ car scheme.

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MORE THAN £50,000 RAISED FOR THE PRINCE’S TRUST

29th October 2013 9:29AM

Star-studded Benfield golf day and gala dinner raises funds to change young lives

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NISSAN LEAF AND BENFIELD GEARING UP FOR BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN

11th September 2013 5:17PM

The Nissan LEAF – the world’s best selling 100% electric car – is set to lead the field again, this time at the front of Sunday’s iconic Bupa Great North Run.

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Run Geordie Run gearing up for amazing charity run!

4th September 2013 2:28PM

The North East’s very own running machine, Run Geordie Run, aka Mark Allison, has taken a giant leap forward ahead of his amazing 2,600 mile charity run across Australia... with the announcement of a major partnership with the North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield.

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BENFIELD’S SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN KIA BRAND

28th August 2013 9:17AM

The North East’s largest motor group, Benfield has continued its programme of capital investment with the opening of a new-look £800,000 Kia showroom and service centre on Railway Street, Newcastle.

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BENFIELD FORD SUNDERLAND CELEBRATE FOUR MILLIONTH FIESTA SALE !!

16th August 2013 10:09AM

The North East largest motor group, Benfield is celebrating a massive milestone in Ford’s history after selling the four millionth Ford Fiesta ever sold in the Uk !!

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Squires back at the helm at Benfield

14th August 2013 9:13AM

The North East’s largest motor group, Benfield, are delighted to announce that former Chief Executive, Mark Squires, has returned to the helm of the family business.

Mark Squires

The road to success

24th July 2013 1:45PM

Le Mans winner, Derek Bell, joins Jonathan Edwards to raise thousands for region’s young jobless. Unemployed young people have been given a boost, as a huge amount is raised in aid of youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

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Youth charity offers petrol heads the drive of their lives

21st June 2013 9:23AM

The Prince’s Trust is offering petrol heads the high-octane opportunity to take the drive of their lives by hosting the first ever ‘Supercar Track Day’ to be held at Croft racing circuit on 18th July.

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Benfield extend franchise portfolio with Chrysler and Jeep

13th June 2013 1:51PM

The North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield has extended it’s growing franchise portfolio by adding Chrysler and Jeep to its dealership network.

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Nissan Micra Mongolia Bound... Thanks to Benfield

29th May 2013 9:23AM

Three adventurous servicemen from the Royal Navy have been given an enormous boost ahead of their amazing 11,000 mile global motoring adventure on the 2013 Mongol Rally.

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BENFIELD RUBBER STAMP NEW TYRE DEAL!

28th May 2013 5:07PM

Our rapidly expanding contract hire and leasing division, Benfield Contract Motoring has signed a major tyre deal with leading tyre company Michelin.

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Giant Leap for Princes Trust!

21st February 2013 11:01AM

The youth charity Princes Trust has taken a ‘giant leap’ forward thanks to Benfield Motor Group’s annual celebrity golf day !

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Benfield and UNW motor ahead with unique car benefit scheme

14th February 2013 11:54AM

Leading north east firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers, UNW, has teamed up with motor giant, Benfield Motor Group, to launch a ground breaking tax efficient car benefit scheme for North East employers and businesses throughout the UK.

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CATHEDRAL CAR WINNERS BOWLED OVER BY BAIRSTOW AND BENFIELD

28th January 2013 10:58AM

The winners of prize draw to help raise much needed funds for Wakefield Cathedral were bowled over on two counts

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Benfield’s Rhinos sponsorship gets off to world class start.

24th January 2013 2:59PM

We are delighted to announce our first major group level sponsorship deal in Yorkshire, as Benfield team up with the 2012 Super League Champions, Leeds Rhinos.

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Benfield announce new-look board

23rd January 2013 9:28AM

Benfield, the North East’s largest Motor group, has announced a new-look board.

Nigel McMinn and Mark Squires

£10,000 UP FOR GRABS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

12th November 2012 11:31AM

Local charities from throughout North East, Yorkshire and Cumbria are being given an exclusive chance to win a share of £10,000 prize money - thanks to an innovative online appeal by Benfield Motor Group.

Benfield Charity Drive 2012

Celebrities go head to head to raise £66,000 for youth charity

23rd October 2012 9:14AM

Northumberland’s Slayley Hall saw football legend Alan Shearer and some of the country’s most celebrated sportsmen and women tee off at ‘The Prince’s Trust Benfield Annual Golf Tournament’ as they turned out to support disadvantaged youngsters across the North East.

Princes Trust Charity Golf Day

Nissan LEAF leads the way at this weekend’s Bupa Great North Run

12th September 2012 3:33PM

The Bupa Great North Run will be led this Sunday by the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, thanks to the North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield, and Nissan’s record-breaking Sunderland Plant.

GNR Vehicle Suppliers

Benfield Driving force behind Eagles 2012/3 BBL Campaign

12th September 2012 9:18AM

North East motor giant Benfield are again getting behind the Newcastle Eagles latest BBL and Trophy campaign, as a main sponsor along with Esh Group, Northumbria Water and Nike.

Newcastle Eagles Sponsorship 12/13

Benfield Back Robbie for Sir Bobby!

15th August 2012 9:28AM

The North East’s Largest Motor Group, Benfield is the latest high profile company to get behind Robbie Elliott’s ‘Bike for Bobby’ cycle challenge across Europe

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Benfield Ford Sunderland popping along nicely…

25th July 2012 5:27PM

Our £5 million Ford development in Sunderland is popping along nicely…thanks to a new innovative ‘Pop up’ style showroom.

Benfield Ford Sunderland

Benfield set to clean up with Duster.... and Dacia

25th July 2012 4:49PM

We are delighted to announce that Dacia is the latest new brand to join our growing portfolio of franchises. With the recent addition of Maserati we now have an impressive portfolio of fourteen different brand under the Benfield umbrella.

Dacia Duster

Wakefield Toyota tune in to help Cathedral Project

25th July 2012 4:28PM

It was a tight squeeze for 12 Cathedral choristers as they all crammed into Toyota Aygo to launch Wakefield Cathedral’s latest fundraising project.

Wakefield Toyota tune in to help Cathedral Project

Say ‘Hello’ to our latest Brand Ambassador Laura Weightman…

20th July 2012 12:29PM

Benfield’s latest brand ambassador Great Britain Athlete Laura Weightman, gives us the low down on her career so far, ahead of one of her most exciting races on the 2012 London Olympic Games. In a bid to help her meet her increased training schedules, Laura has been given an little extra Va Va Voom….thanks to Benfield Renault. Supplied with a nippy Renault Clio, the Morpeth Harrier can now meet her future training schedules with three time Olympian coach Steve Cram.

Laura Weightman

Benfield Unite with Maserati!

9th July 2012 9:56AM

Benfield, the North East’s largest Motor Group, has been chosen by Maserati to operate it’s first official solus Maserati dealership in the UK!

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Laura’s Olympic Va Va Voom !

4th July 2012 8:59AM

In a bid to help her meet her increased training schedules ahead of the London 2012 Olympic games, 1500m runner Laura Weightman has been given an little extra Va Va Voom….thanks to local car retailer Benfield Renault.

Laura Weightman

Courtesy car with a healthy difference

1st May 2012 3:14PM

First it was the electric car and then it was the electric van and now a local car retailer has come up with an even more environmentally friendly and healthy option…..an ‘electric’ powered cycle!

Courtesy Car with a difference

Car Retailer has Key to Harrogate Youth Development

23rd April 2012 3:34PM

Local car retailer Benfield has teamed up with youth-led learning charity Keyfund, to help enterprising youngsters to earn cash to deliver their own projects.

Key Fund Benfield Harrogate

Journey starts with a giant step…for run geordie run!

19th April 2012 1:18PM

RUN Geordie Run’s journey across Australia took a giant step forward today.... with the announcement of a major partnership with the North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield.

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Lets get twizy……

13th April 2012 1:56PM

City-Centre Shoppers heads were turned in the Toon yesterday….. when Renault launched their latest ‘electric’ vehicle….. the two seater city-car the Renault Twizy !

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Benfield expands in Sunderland with £5 million Ford dealership

6th March 2012 11:33AM

The North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield is continuing its expansion plans with the announcement it is building a flagship £5 million Ford Dealership in Sunderland.

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Benfield Duo 100 Not Out!

20th February 2012 9:29AM

Two well known figures in the North East Motor Industry have reached an amazing 50 years service within days of each other.

John Squires OBE, Chairman Benfield Motor Group and Ken Searle, Business Manager, Benfield Nissan

Fully charged for local businesses….

26th January 2012 5:24PM

The first electric powered Commercial Van, the Renault Kangoo ZE, is due to hit the streets of the North East from this week.

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Sofie motoring ahead...thanks to Benfield.

26th January 2012 5:09PM

Four year-old Sofie Davidson from Newport in Middlesbrough, who suffers from Spina Bifida, has been given a helping hand in the form of a special motorised bike to help her get around….

Sophie recieves bike from Paul Keighley

Yasmine gearing up with Benfield Hyundai for Olympic Leap!

26th January 2012 5:02PM

North East and Great Britain Olympic Triple Jump hopeful Yasmine Regis is gearing up for the 2012 Olympics…. thanks to a little help from local car retailer Benfield Hyundai.

Yasmine recieves Hyundai from Mark Squires and Peter Scott

Benfield just the Cuppa for Carl

26th January 2012 4:52PM

Carl Moffett, formerly Finance Director with North East family business Ringtons Tea, has joined Benfield Motor Group’s Contract Hire Team in the new position of General Manager.

Carl Moffett

Shearer delivers an early Christmas Gift

22nd December 2011 4:17PM

Benfield Brand Ambassador Alan Shearer was on hand to deliver the keys to a Hyundai i10 to the lucky winner of the Great North Air Ambulance Raffle.

GNAAS RAFFLE

Benfield Motor Group Acquires Four Audi Dealerships

14th October 2011 4:16PM

Benfield Motor Group have today (Friday 14th October 2011) successfully completed the acquisition of North East business Colebrook and Burgess Ltd., who trade as North East Audi.

Nigel Mcminn

Star-studded Charity Drive Raises Vital Funds At Slaley

3rd October 2011 11:28AM

Football legend Alan Shearer, Olympic Gold Medallist Jonathan Edwards and a host of other celebrities tee’d off the annual ‘Prince’s Trust Benfield Celebrity Golf Day’ (September 30) in support of disadvantaged youngsters across the North East.

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New Partnership Drives Unique Apprenticeship Programme

26th August 2011 3:06PM

The North East’s largest independent apprenticeship provider and one of the UK’s most prominent motor groups have forged a partnership to deliver a unique apprenticeship training programme.

Sales Apprentices

Benfield Falcons sponsorship gets off to flying start

11th August 2011 2:54PM

Benfield’s new sponsorship agreement with Newcastle Falcons got off to a flying start when amazingly the following day the ‘Falcons 7’s’ team lifted ‘JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7’s trophy at Twickenham Stoop !.

Falcons Sponsorship launch

Falcons on the right road… ahead of final drive

4th August 2011 1:56PM

Benfield are proud to announce a major partnership with the Newcastle Falcons.

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£10,000 up for grabs for YOUR local charity?

27th July 2011 2:04PM

Benfield Motor Group is making an innovative drive for charity - by putting £10,000 up for grabs through an online appeal.

Mark Squires and the Benfield Charity Drive

Clubbing together for Japan Tsunami appeal

21st July 2011 4:09PM

A special fundraising Golf day for victims and families of those who had their lives tragically ripped apart by the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, was held yesterday (19th July)…raising in the region of £10,000.

Nissan Japan Tsunami Golf Day appeal

Benfield Tops North East Business League!

19th July 2011 2:52PM

Benfield, the North East largest Independent Motor Group, has received a new award as the top-privately owned business in the North East.

Managing Director Nigel Mcminn and the Top 200 Award

Benfield support Harmy's Charity Drive!

19th July 2011 2:50PM

Benfield has teamed up with North East and England Cricket legend Steve Harmison, PC David Rathband, sports stars and other local businesses to help raise valuable funds in aid of the Blind Association and Testicular Cancer.

Benfield support Harmy's Charity Drive

Bowled over by Cricket Prize!

13th July 2011 4:08PM

Durham CCC fan Johnny Fox beat off competition from other cricket hopefuls in a bowling competition to win a package of superb prizes provided by competition organisers Durham CCC and Benfield Motor Group.

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Benfield's new brand identity to drive 'World Class' Customer Service

9th June 2011 10:33AM

Mark Squires & Nigel McMinn were joined by Yousaf Khalid, MD of DiFFERENT at the Sage, Gateshead on Monday 6th June, for the launch presentation of Benfield's new 'Enjoy the Journey' marketing campaign.

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Customer service in the driving seat

6th June 2011 10:19AM

For years, car retailing has been best known for its sharp-suited salesmen, dubious customer service and in-your face advertising campaigns.

Benfield - Enjoy the journey Brand 60

Benfield Wins National Award for Customer Service and Value for Money!

3rd June 2011 4:54PM

Benfield, has received the first ever 'Five-Star' rating in a new national award scheme.

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Benfield "Driving Force" behind marathon man!

3rd June 2011 4:52PM

Keen runner Matt Cawood, from Corbridge, is gearing up for a challenge of a lifetime.

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Benfield and Berghaus scaling new heights with Sir Chris Bonington !!

3rd June 2011 4:48PM

Benfield Corporate has teamed up with the UK’s leading outdoor brand Berghaus and motor giant Volkswagen to launch the first special edition VW California Berghaus campervan !!

Benfield and Berghaus scaling new heights

LEAF Test Drive by Benfield MD proves Electric

6th May 2011 3:27PM

Benfield's Managing Director, Nigel McMinn, test drives the New Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Benfield Trading high in West Yorkshire

6th May 2011 3:11PM

Toyota Wakefield and Ford Guiseley have yet again been awarded with Consumer Customer Care Awards from West Yorkshire Trading Standards Motor Trade Partnership.

Javed Sultan, Sales Manager (left) and (centre) Alan Sedman, General Manager, Benfield Toyota, Wakefield receive their Customer Care Award from West Yorkshire Trading Standards Motor Trade Partnership

Benfield Honda’s School of Dreams

6th May 2011 3:06PM

Staff at Benfield Honda, Stockton have been doing their bit to help pupils at Thornaby Academy realise their dreams as part of Honda's special 'School of Dreams' education programme.

Benfield Honda's School of Dreams