About Taylors

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Take a journey with us from our beginnings, way back in the 1950s.

The Taylor’s journey has been an interesting one, from its modest beginnings to currently employing around 100 people and selling over 2,000 cars annually.

The business you see today has five showrooms spread throughout Boston, Skegness and Spalding in Lincolnshire, with franchises that include Ford, Vauxhall and Peugeot.

1959

The Beginning

Peter and Daphne Taylor started the business in 1959 from a rented workshop in the village of Stickford, some 11 miles north of Boston in Lincolnshire. The landlord denied Peter’s request to cut down some trees to open up the site, so at the suggestion of his Bank Manager, he purchased the site.

Within a few months, business was booming and Peter tried to obtain a motor vehicle franchise, but as he did not have a showroom and could not afford to build one, his requests were turned down.

1959
1960

First Dealer Franchise

In 1960, Peter saw a television program showing rows of Renault Dauphines at Southampton docks awaiting sale, so he hatched a plan. He arranged for a builder to deposit building materials at the Stickford site and invited Renault UK to visit.

He managed to convince them that work was about to start on the showroom and a dealer agreement was signed there and then! This allowed him to obtain the necessary funding from the bank, planning permission was obtained, and the showroom was built.

Peter worked long hours to establish the business in the early days, throughout this time he was supported by his wife Daphne, who also had the task of bringing up six children, four of whom have subsequently joined the business.

1960
1963

The Expansion

Taylors started its expansion by moving from Stickford to takeover a run-down garage in the village of Hagworthingham some 7 miles north of the current site.

1963
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Taylors of Skegness joined the fold in 1979

1979
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Vauxhall in Spalding joined the group in 1985.

1985

Peugeot in Boston joined the group in 1985.

1985
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In 2000 the new Peugeot showroom was opened.

2000

Sadly Peter died in December 2002, but leaves the management of the group in the safe hands of sons Nigel and Tim, with Daphne continuing to take a close interest in the business.

 

2002

In 2010 Ford moved into our Boston premises alongside Peugeot.

2010

Taylors Vauxhall at Butterwick opened its doors in December 2017.

2017

Traditional Family Values Remain

Taylors remains a family owned business and stays true to the foundations laid down by Peter Taylor 60 years ago.

Your lasting support over the years has enabled us to continually reinvest in the business.

Our showroom facilities are designed to meet the demands of our customers and show our impressive vehicle ranges to their best advantage.  They boast comfortable seating areas and café facilities. You can be assured of a warm welcome, in comfortable surroundings in each of our dealerships.

Taylors would not be the success it is today without the hard work and dedication of its valued employees. Over the years we have been fortunate enough to have several of the area’s top motor trade professionals working with us, and this continues today with many of our staff having been with us for over 10 years.

This allows us to really get to know you, our customers, providing stability and continuity each time you visit. We pride ourselves on the excellent customer service that we give, and this can only come from the experience gained by our dedicated employees.

Whether you are looking for a new car, a used car, a commercial vehicle, vehicle hire, parts, servicing, or bodywork, we can offer it all. Whether you are a private buyer, a Motability customer or a fleet customer, we cater for everyone.

Our specialist staff across all our dealerships will be only too happy to help with your requirements.  If  our customers, are not happy, neither are we.

Taylors – where family values matter

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