Car firm upgrades Knaresborough HQ

Lawton Brook's John Hill demonstrates the showroom's cutting-edge technology. (S)
Lawton Brook's John Hill demonstrates the showroom's cutting-edge technology. (S)

Specialist car dealership Lawton Brook has invested more than £750,000 in its Knaresborough base, which will also house sister company Oracle Finance.

The new HQ features a solar PV system, vehicle turntable and webinar facilities.

Peter Brook said: “We were originally based on Hornbeam Park and, when we launched a sister company, Oracle Finance, we decided we wanted to have both operations under one roof.

“Both Oracle Finance and Lawton Brook have grown considerably which was another factor that led us to undertaking this major refurbishment project.

“The investment has created more space for us to comfortably grow into. In addition, it has provided us – and more importantly our clients – with the ability to either view vehicles on site or, thanks to the turntable and webinar facilities, over the internet.

“The new IT system has been custom-designed for us and is making our life a lot easier already.”

Mr Brook added: “We also looked at our impact on the environment and took this opportunity to include a renewable energy scheme in our plans. Whilst reducing our carbon footprint the solar system is driving down our energy costs.”