Supplier does its bit to steer firm’s growth

Ian Gott, left, with Scott Burgess (Durham Ford) and Adrian Mitchison (Vertu).
Ian Gott, left, with Scott Burgess (Durham Ford) and Adrian Mitchison (Vertu).

Experts at a Morpeth-based garage equipment supplier have given a car dealership firm a helping hand with a trio of projects.

Gott Technical Services was commissioned to carry out works on Vertu’s Bristol Street Motors dealerships in County Durham, Newcastle and North Tyneside.

As part of the re-development of its Durham Ford dealership, Bristol Street Motors required a temporary workshop to be set up on-site while essential roof repairs and refurbishments could take place at the existing location.

The Morpeth firm’s engineers were able to move and re-install the equipment between facilities in order to keep the dealership’s service department trading throughout the works period.

Within this project, Gott also supplied and installed a new Automated Test Lane and some additional two-post lifts.

A couple of months earlier, the former Audi site on Scotswood Road was transformed into a Bristol Street Motors Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep dealership following Vertu’s acquisition and the Infiniti Centre Newcastle opened its doors at the Silverlink Business Park – it previously operated as a Honda site.

Gott’s role included inspecting and certifying existing equipment and supplying the equipment and tooling required to re-open the MOT bay and meet the requirements of the vehicle manufacturers.

Director Ian Gott said: “It has been a privilege to work with Vertu Motors on a number of its exciting projects recently, including its prestigious Infiniti Centre development and providing a pop-up workshop while works were being carried out at its Durham Ford dealership.”