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Motor - 2016
Jaguar Land Rover has won permission to expand its 1,000-acre Gaydon site in Warwickshire, including a new engineering hub and up to 1,700 jobs.
Jardine Motors is expanding its dealership operations in the West Midlands with the acquisition of Colliers Group and the creation of 70 jobs.
Lander Automotive is looking to recruit 180 apprentices at its Halesowen-based automotive products business over the next two years.
Hendy Automotive has acquired Lifestyle Motor Group, the chain of six Ford car dealerships in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, for undisclosed terms.
Assured Vehicle Rental, the Manchester-based provider of specialist vehicle rental services to corporate clients, has undergone a management buy-out.
Vertu has acquired Gordon Lamb Group for £19m, including Land Rover, Skoda, Toyota and Nissan car dealerships in Chesterfield and Skoda in Derby.
University of Bolton has won approval to build a £10m National Centre for Motorsport & Engineering, providing space for 550 students and 30 staff.
Beerhouse Self Drive Hire has opened its third site in Doncaster, and plans to expand its vehicle rental business with four new sites a year.
RDM Group is looking to expand the 61-strong workforce at its Coventry-based driverless car technology business with up to 20 new jobs.
BMW has submitted plans to relocate its car dealership in Crewe and 52 staff to a new showroom on University Way, with the creation of 39 jobs.
Klarius Products is to invest £1.5m in the expansion of its Cheadle-based exhaust manufacturing business, having secured funding from Yorkshire Bank.
JudgeService is to create 30 jobs at its Harrogate-based car dealer review business, having acquired a 3,500 sq ft office at Cardale Park.
Petford has secured an £8m funding package from NatWest for the expansion of its Dudley-based automotive tools manufacturing business.
Fraikin is to expand the 200-strong fleet at its commercial vehicle rental business in Northampton with a further 50 trailers by the end of June.
Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals is to open its ninth vehicle hire branch in Crewe this month, and plans to expand to more sites later this year.
Roadlink is planning to create up to 15 jobs at its new 3,600 sq ft brake caliper remanufacturing plant in Willenhall over the next four years.
Nissan is to invest £22m in its car plant in Sunderland by the end of the year, in order to increase production of the Qashqai model.
Mutt Motorcycles is to set up a motorcycle manufacturing facility at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, having secured council funding.
MotoNovo is to relocate its Cardiff-based car finance business to Central Square, and plans to create 587 new jobs over the next five years.
MIRA is to set up a £6m 12,000 sq ft Advanced Emissions Test Centre at its Nuneaton-based automotive research centre by the end of the year.
Zenith is to relocate its Leeds-based fleet management business and 300 staff to a new 45,000 sq ft office at Kirkstall Forge later this year.
Dennis Eagle has been acquired by Dutch company Terberg, and will merge its Warwick-based bin lorry manufacturing business with Terberg Matec UK of Warrington.
The Car Buying Group is to create about 20 jobs at its Bradford-based car buying business over the next year, having secured a multi-million pound investment.
Pentagon Group is to set up a Mitsubishi car dealership at Outer Circle Road in Lincoln, and relocate its Renault and Dacia showrooms to the site in April.
Lloyd Motor Group has acquired two car dealerships in North Yorkshire, including Service Centre in Leyburn and Ripon Land Rover, for undisclosed terms.
Fix Auto Rochdale is to create an unspecified number of jobs at its new £1m 11,000 sq ft repair facility due to open in Rochdale this spring.
Jardine Motors Group is to submit plans to build an £8m Audi car dealership in Oldham next year, with the creation of about 90 jobs.
Vertu has won approval to relocate its Farnell Land Rover car dealership to a new £7.5m 90,000 sq ft site at Sheepscar Interchange in Leeds.
BodyKraft is to open a new 6,200 sq ft vehicle repair centre at the Pensnett Estate in Kingswinford, with the creation of up to 12 jobs.
Nissan is to invest £27m in the production of electric vehicle batteries, safeguarding about 300 jobs at its factory in Sunderland.
MG Motor UK is looking to expand its Longbridge-based network of car dealerships with new sites in Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton.
Now Motor Retailing has acquired two Vauxhall car dealerships in Marlborough and Swindon from Skurrays for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 76 staff.
Jaguar Land Rover is reported to be planning a £500m expansion of its car plant in Coventry, which could create thousands of new jobs.
McLaren Automotive is planning to expand production from 14 to 20 cars per day at its supercar factory in Woking this year, with the creation of 250 jobs.
Changan Automobile has acquired a further 80,000 sq ft at its automotive operation in Solihull, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
Meridian Motor Group has acquired two Toyota car dealerships in Leeds and Wakefield and a Leeds-based Lexus car dealership from Lookers.