Founded in 1979 when Terry and Keith opened their first business in Coventry, the focus has always been to put the customer first.
Over 40 years later, this focus has helped the business grow to over 50 dealerships and service centres across England, becoming one of the largest family-owned automotive businesses in the UK, representing 18 of the most-recognised and prestigious brands.
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It's at the heart of everything we do.
The fundamental basics of our business are simple: we put the customer first in everything we do, we respect them and aim to exceed their expectations every time.
This ethos has served us well for over 40 years, and we see no reason to change.
Our mission is simple: put the customer first in everything we do.
Since the beginning, Listers core values have not changed. From the day that Terry and Keith opened their first Audi and Volkswagen business in Coventry, their focus has never changed.
The Listers' ethos of success has been built around consistency in every aspect of the business, in employment, training and in customer satisfaction.
Throughout the eighties and nineties, Listers company surged forward with the completion of new stand-alone centres for Audi Coventry, Audi Worcester and Volkswagen Worcester as well as the purchase of two new Mercedes-Benz centres in Lincolnshire, whilst two of the other Volkswagen retailers relocated to newly built concept sites.
Group activities progressed during the noughties, when two outgoing Volvo franchises were replaced with three new Honda sites. The turn of the year saw the first Listers Toyota market area with three sites opening in Lincolnshire, then later the same year saw Listers opening its fourth and fifth Volkswagen centres in Evesham and Nuneaton, and its third and fourth Mercedes-Benz sites.
The company surged forward again with the completion of four more Toyota centres, two Lexus centres, two Audi centres and one Honda centre, plus two BMW and two MINI centres, along with the accreditation received for Volkswagen Stratford Van Service Centre.
In the twenty-tens, the momentum continued with the purchase of Volkswagen Leamington Spa, Volkswagen Banbury/Škoda Service Centre and SEAT Droitwich, Land Rover Droitwich, Hereford and Solihull, two Jaguar centres in Droitwich and Solihull. Plus, Volvo, Isuzu & SEAT Cupra in Worcester.
In addition, the group opened Listers U centres in Coventry, Boston, Solihull, Stratford and Northampton. Moving into twenty twenties the group welcomed its first Porsche Centre in Hull.
Representing 18 Brands
Listers Group today, represents 18 brands across the Midlands, Lincolnshire, Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Yorkshire. There are over 50 dealerships plus Paint and Bodyshops, PDI Centres and a Head Office.
Our success is a product of the fantastic people that work for us, and this is recognised by representing some of the world’s most prestigious car brands in state-of-the-art dealerships.
Looking after you and your vehicle
From the minute you make an appointment to see us, we're looking after you: test drives with no pressure, helping you pick vehicles that meet your requirements, and assisting you with finance are just some of the things we do to help you purchase the right car for your
The journey doesn't end there though - the minute you purchase a vehicle from us, you become part of the extended Listers family - we'll continue to take care of your vehicle from the minute you drive away from the dealership, through every service and beyond.