Brighton based dealer group, Rivervale, who have franchises for Mazda and MG as well as a thriving contract hire and leasing brokerage, Rivervale Leasing, are set to open a new three storey facility, Rivervale House, in Victoria Road, Portslade which will house their leasing business, used vehicle and service and repair operation.
Talking about the move, Rivervale’s Head of the operation, Vince Pemberton said, “We have been working on this concept since 2013 and believe that it will be the first such facility in the country. For the first time we will be able to deal with all the needs of our customers – from taking their existing vehicles in part exchange, supplying them with any make or model though leasing as well as the ability to service and MOT. This is truly a one stop shop! “
Rivervale expect to move in at the end of September when the 9 month build is completed.
Group Managing Director Neil Chapman adds, “We are delighted with the new building which will significantly enhance the existing Trading Estate. It is also great to see the Group expanding at this time and bringing more employment to the city. The new building will accommodate over 30 people working in sales, aftersales and administrative roles”
Pemberton concludes by saying, “Since joining Rivervale in 2009 the business has seen significant growth year on year. This reflects the current trend in the industry with more drivers turning to leasing to fund their vehicle needs. It is clear that people are beginning to approach vehicles in the same way they do their mobile phones."