Paul Brayley, MD of Brayleys Cars (left) is pictured with Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Steve Liddia

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Historic Essex car dealership gets £250K investment

An historic car dealership in Grays, Essex, that has traded cars since 1898 has re-opened thanks to a £250,000 investment by automotive retail company, Brayleys Cars.

Following a major refurbishment, Brayley Mazda is the Japanese brand’s newest UK outlet and the car dealer’s third with Mazda. Keen on maintaining the historic connection that the business has with the town.

Paul Brayley, Managing director of Brayleys Cars, said: “It’s humbling to think that one family owned this business for over a hundred years so I consider it a privilege to maintain a long tradition of good customer service. Orsett Road isn’t just another dealership, it really is a piece of history and a long-standing part of the local community and we look forward to keeping this going with Brayley Mazda.”

Jeremy Thomson, managing director, Mazda UK, said: “Now is the perfect time to welcome Brayleys’ third Mazda dealership to the network following their success in Harpenden and Milton Keynes. This year Brayley Mazda’s customers will see the launch of our all-new supermini, the Mazda2, plus the mid-year launch of the all-new Mazda CX-3 crossover SUV - a completely new segment for Mazda - and the hotly anticipated all-new Mazda MX-5 arriving later in the year - and they can enjoy this in the new-look showroom There’s never been a better opportunity to take advantage of what is going to be an exceptional year for Mazda.”

With more than five product launches scheduled for 2015, Brayley Mazda is on the lookout for extra sales staff to join the company’s expanding team, as Jason Sayers, the dealership’s sales manager, explained: “There’s a great opportunity for at least two dynamic sales people to join our team in Grays, as we expect a very busy year. We have a terrific line up of cars which we are looking forward to showcasing to the local community.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Blackbird Communications .

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