Published: March 19, 2020 | Updated: March 19, 2020

Five new jobs created as Hendy prepares to open new Toyota dealership in Christchurch

By Andrew Diprose, editor

Hendy Group is set to expand its presence in Dorset with the opening of a new Toyota dealership in Christchurch.

Work is well underway on the new showroom facility in Stony Lane with the dealership set to open this month.

Simon Bottomley, Chief Operating Officer, pictured left, said: “This is an important new dealership for us and reinforces our commitment to east Dorset.

“We already operate successful Toyota dealerships in Bournemouth and Salisbury.

“We are delighted that Toyota is keen for us to expand our offering in the south and that customers in the Christchurch area will have a brand new dealership closer to home.”

There will be room for five new cars in the showroom with the dealership also offering used cars, servicing and MOT facilities.

Colleagues will also be highly trained in offering expert advice on alternative fuelled vehicles including plug in hybrids and mild hybrids.

Recruitment is underway for an additional technician to join the team and the opening has also created four new sales roles.

“This is an exciting time for Toyota in Dorset and we are looking forward to bringing Toyota to a wider audience offering the premium Hendy service,” said Simon.

The opening comes at a busy time for Toyota with the launch of the all new Yaris and the rally-inspired GR Yaris.

This year also sees the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 SUV.