Our History

Small beginnings

The story of The RRG Group starts in 1967 in Bolton when Michael Smyth decided to set up his own small garage. Joined by a silent partner, Michael established Radcliffe Road Garage, employing only 5 mechanics, where he began selling fuel and carrying out motor repairs. As petrol sales grew and business began to boom, the group very quickly opened its very first Toyota dealership. The new developments coincided with very exciting mechanical enhancements within the automotive industry.

From fuelling cars, RRG rapidly expanded their car sales sector and by 1990, the group invested in five dealerships, taking on three rapidly growing franchises and opening the prestigious Salford Quays dealership. With a winning combination of fantastic customer service and a wide range of new and used cars, the RRG Group continued to take on further local expansion and growth. In 2000, the ownership was transferred to Marubeni Corporation, which allowed the group expand its portfolio of centres across a diverse range of brands over the next 17 years.

50 Years of service

Today, RRG employs over 700 people across the North West and West Yorkshire, with 21 dealerships, 2 body shops and a fleet division. RRG Group strives to provide the level of customer service normally expected by small businesses. As digitisation spreads into the automotive industry, The RRG Group are keen to explore all elements of new technology.

We are proud of our history and we passionately strive to be the best company to deal with and work for.”