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19th January 2016 3:01PM
The first signs of the re-naming of Benfield, the North East's largest Motor Group, have now started to take place from today Tuesday 19th January 2016.
7th January 2016 2:07PM
Renault UK has launched a specialist dealer network dedicated to the renowned, high performance Renaultsport brand.
16th December 2015 3:08PM
Benfield and Lookers have teamed up to show further support and commitment to the Prince’s Trust charity by sponsoring this year’s Rising Star category at the ‘Princes Trust Samsung Celebrate Success’ awards held at the Sage Gateshead.
8th December 2015 10:23AM
Sun FM have launched their annual Christmas Toy Appeal to collect toys and gifts for disadvantaged or disabled children across Wearside.
7th October 2015 8:20AM
Shearer and celebrity supporters come out in force to help young people transform their lives
2nd October 2015 1:33PM
Shearer and celebrity supporters come out in force to help young people transform their lives
30th September 2015 2:39PM
Staff at Leeds based St Gemma’s Hospice, who provide specialist care for people with incurable illnesses, are celebrating after winning the exclusive use of a new ‘Ford Transit Courier Van’ for a year, thanks to supporters of its charity work and an on-line social media competition
29th September 2015 9:39AM
Newcastle’s festive celebrations have been given a welcome ‘head start’ thanks to the region’s largest motor group lending their support to sponsor an annual Christmas concert held in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
24th September 2015 2:20PM
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24th September 2015 10:10AM
Inspired by the death of his mother to cancer earlier this year, Rikki Ledger (General Manager, Benfield Renault and Dacia) and his father Trevor, decided to arrange a bike ride challenge for their colleagues and friends to help raise much needed funds for Action against Cancer.
16th September 2015 8:22AM
A trio of the Sunderland-built Nissan Leafs supplied by Benfield Nissan, now part of the Looker’s plc group, have yet again led the way in this year’s world-famous Morrisons Great North Run.
3rd September 2015 3:56PM
Fifty seven years after its humble beginning in Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, the North East’s largest independent Motor Group, Benfield has been successfully acquired by Lookers plc, one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups.
13th August 2015 10:55AM
Horsepower was in abundance on Tuesday 11th August when the next generation ‘Ford Mustang’ galloped into to Sunderland for one day only.
6th August 2015 1:31PM
After an amazing 140 years of history and tradition, Westoe Rugby Club has decided to change its name.. and at the same time has bagged a new main sponsor into the bargain!
30th July 2015 10:12AM
Getting in gear.. Organisers of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015, hosted at venues across the North East this week, have sent out a heartfelt thanks to car retailer Benfield Motor Group, who have stepped-in to help the smooth running of the games…by supplying a fleet of support vehicles for participants and organisers.
23rd July 2015 10:49AM
We are delighted to have been able to donate a brand new vehicle to be raffled off by the region’s air ambulance service.
9th July 2015 1:36PM
The North East’s largest independent Motor Group, Benfield has been voted the ‘Dealer group of the Year’ in the UK’s Motor Trader Industry Awards, held in London.
7th July 2015 1:50PM
As the headline sponsors of the inaugural NE1 Newcastle Motor show, we're getting ready to rev things up a gear or two, ahead this weekend’s city-centre spectacle.
18th June 2015 12:51PM
The North East’s largest independent motor group, Benfield has started its biggest ever recruitment drive with the creation of 44 new jobs across the North East, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
17th June 2015 7:36AM
Due to growing demand for personal car leasing, the North East’s largest Independent motor group, Benfield has announced the launch of a new leasing and contract hire business, www.rosedaleleasing.com…… which will provide retail customers and small business owners with more competitive and low cost leasing rental prices.
9th June 2015 8:02AM
The North East’s largest independent motor group, Benfield is the only North East based company featured on the latest Sunday Times Top Track 100 table, which ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies by the biggest sales.
5th June 2015 10:29AM
Benfield’s recently refurbished Skoda showroom on Railway street, Newcastle has today (Monday 8th June 2015 ) re-opened its doors again to customers following flood devastation caused by a burst water main in April.
3rd June 2015 7:37AM
The North East’s largest independent motor group, Benfield has continued its £20 million programme of capital investment with the opening of a new-look £1 million Volkswagen showroom at Silverlink, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
1st June 2015 3:00PM
The North East’s largest motor group, Benfield is the new driving force behind Morpeth Harrier and GB athlete Laura Weightman’s bid to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
15th May 2015 7:20AM
A charity golf day in aid of youth charity, Prince’s Trust is driving forward to the tune of £50,000 thanks to the North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield and Football legend Alan Shearer.
12th May 2015 9:12AM
Radio Aire hosted the first ever Leeds Superhero Awards kindly supported by Benfield Motor Group, Thursday 7 May 2015 at Bewleys Hotel, Leeds.
7th May 2015 1:27PM
A major fundraising concert will be held at Sage Gateshead on Thursday 8th October at 7.30pm to support the tremendous work of Maggie’s Newcastle and Sage Gateshead’s Outreach Programme.
17th April 2015 3:42PM
Following a burst water main, which caused serious flooding on Railway Street Newcastle, today (17th April 2015) Benfield Motor Group has confirmed its Skoda dealership is back up and running and its ‘business as usual’ for customers visiting the dealership.
30th March 2015 11:05AM
Aspire Technology Solutions has announced a major contract to drive forward one of the UK’s best known motor retailers.
20th March 2015 3:02PM
The North East’s largest Motor Group, Benfield is continuing its expansion in Wearside with the announcement it is building a new flagship £5.7million Audi dealership in Sunderland.
10th March 2015 12:05PM
Benfield’s popular Volkswagen dealership in Hexham played host as match sponsors of Tynedale RFC’s home match against table toping Ealing Trailfinders.
10th March 2015 12:04PM
The North East’s largest motor group, Benfield has continued its £20 million programme of capital investment with the opening of a new-look Skoda showroom on Railway Street, Newcastle.
10th March 2015 11:50AM
The North East’s largest Independent Motor Group, Benfield has been picking the brains of some of the brightest young marketing minds in the country at the student marketing competition ‘The Pitch’.
16th February 2015 11:00AM
Benfield Toyota Leeds has inspired two young artists to reach the national final of a world-wide competition which seeks to uncover the future of motoring.
5th February 2015 3:33PM
Meeting Alan Shearer is prize enough says a charity car winner who is giving the keys to his brand new Renault Twingo to his wife.
5th February 2015 9:52AM
The North East’s largest independent Motor Group, Benfield and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) are delighted to announce the shortlisted teams who will go through to the live final of this year's student competition - The Pitch 2015.
23rd January 2015 9:33AM
St Oswald’s Hospice and Benfield Motor Group have teamed up to take guests ‘Back to the Future’ in a fun filled fund-raising 1980’s party with a difference this spring.
9th January 2015 5:33PM
An accountancy firm partner from Gateshead has been named as the lucky winner of a Renault Twingo car in the St Cuthberts Care charity raffle.
7th January 2015 9:03AM
A £50,000 donation from one of the North East’s leading family businesses will help Newcastle University to further strengthen the region’s reputation as a centre for excellence in childhood cancer research.
16th December 2014 9:54AM
It’s not often that you can say that you’ve saved Christmas, but that’s exactly what mechanics at Benfield Toyota Leeds can claim after helping to repair Santa’s sleigh after it ran into difficulty.
9th December 2014 11:03AM
A generous donation from the North East’s largest independent motor group, Benfield is helping to secure the future of one of the world’s leading music education programmes, right here in the North East.
12th November 2014 3:13PM
The Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is blazing a trail for elected officials everywhere after taking delivery of his new 100% electric Nissan LEAF mayoral limousine.
10th October 2014 11:07AM
The North East’s largest motor group, Benfield is the highest placed North East based company on the latest Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.
3rd October 2014 3:34PM
Shearer and star guests come out in force to help young people into jobs
17th September 2014 1:03PM
Former Newcastle United football legend Alan Shearer has personally thanked the North East’s largest motor group Benfield for its generosity after the family run business donated a brand new Renault Twingo in support of the Alan Shearer Foundation.
5th September 2014 3:26PM
Finance Director Ged Murray speaks with Motor Trader on the challenges facing dealers
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.
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.
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 !
'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.
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.
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.
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.
21st May 2014 11:45AM
Audi have announced that they are to resurrect the previously abandoned electric, E-tron version of their R8 supercar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
29th October 2013 9:29AM
Star-studded Benfield golf day and gala dinner raises funds to change young lives
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.
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.
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.
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 !!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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
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.
23rd January 2013 9:28AM
Benfield, the North East’s largest Motor group, has announced a new-look board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !.
4th August 2011 1:56PM
Benfield are proud to announce a major partnership with the Newcastle Falcons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3rd June 2011 4:54PM
Benfield, has received the first ever 'Five-Star' rating in a new national award scheme.
3rd June 2011 4:52PM
Keen runner Matt Cawood, from Corbridge, is gearing up for a challenge of a lifetime.
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 !!
6th May 2011 3:27PM
Benfield's Managing Director, Nigel McMinn, test drives the New Nissan LEAF
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.
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.