There’s a reason our family business has been around for 40 years, actually there’s over two and a half thousand reasons. Our team. Our success is a product of the great people that work for us. We are growing at a phenomenal rate and our employees are at the heart of everything we do!
Working with fantastic people, receiving great training and having exciting career opportunities; whilst representing the world’s most prestigious car brands, is typical for a Listers employee.
We’re committed to ensuring all our team members feel confident, comfortable and supported. We’ve recently introduced a ‘Make a Difference’ programme which is dedicated to self-empower our team members, so we are changing and improving the business ourselves in an enjoyable environment. This leaves us very excited about the next 40 years!
Listers History & Culture
Founded in 1979, the business stands as one of the largest privately and family-owned motor retailer groups in the UK.
Since the very beginning, Listers core values have not changed. From the day that Terry Lister and Keith Bradshaw opened their ﬁrst Audi and Volkswagen business in Coventry, their focus – on the customer and their needs – has never changed. Listers ethos of success has been built around consistency in every aspect of the business, in employment, training and in customer satisfaction.
Listers are extremely proud of the longstanding relationships with Audi, BMW, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, SEAT, ŠKODA, smart, Toyota, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volvo, that trust us to represent them.
Listers grew steadily throughout the eighties and during the nineties the company surged forward with the completion of new stand-alone centres for Audi Coventry, Audi Worcester and Volkswagen Worcester, which still stands on the Bromyard Road. This period also saw 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, plus two Jaguar centres in Droitwich and Solihull and the return of Volvo, in Worcester.
Listers Group today, is still a family owned business representing 15 brands across the Midlands, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Yorkshire.
Currently there are over 40 dealerships operating within the Group across the Midlands and Lincolnshire, three Paint and Bodyshops, three 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. We are growing at a phenomenal rate and our employees are at the heart of everything we do! We are dedicated to breaking down barriers for our team members so they’re fully equipped to perform their role to the best of their abilities and in an environment they enjoy and feel comfortable within.