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Brian Currie Van Centre
John Collier, Rose Butterworth, Brian Currie  and Huw Teasdale at the opening of the Brian Currie Van Centre

TRUCK and van specialist, Brian Currie has opened a new state-of-the-art Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Van Centre, creating five new jobs with more expected later this year.

The business has operated in Milton Keynes since 1975 and it’s located in the same town that is home to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Britain.

The Bleak Hall Van Centre was given its seal of approval by Rose Butterworth, head of customer quality and network development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK, and who officially opened its doors to new customers.

The new, purpose-built Van Centre is located on a 1.2 acre plot and has a five vehicle showroom, five workshop ramps and a VOSA accredited MOT testing area for class four, five and seven commercial vehicles.

Brian Currie is a family owned and run business which began 39 years ago in Newport Pagnell as a small commercial vehicle workshop.

After nearly four decades, the company now employs more than 150 people and operates nine truck and van dealerships across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

Brian Currie, said: “We are continually monitoring the ever-changing demands of the truck and van industry to ensure we offer the very best service.

“Leading the team will be our new brand manager, John Collier, who has been in the commercial vehicles industry for 20 years. We have recruited a new experienced sales team and more roles are expected as we look to build the business.

“This is our first Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles site so we are delighted to be introducing the brand to our portfolio.  It will enable the business to enter new markets and provide a more comprehensive service for van operators in the area.”

Rose Butterworth, head of customer quality and network development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, added, “We are very proud to add this impressive new Van Centre to our nationwide network.  Brian Currie understands the specialist needs of commercial vehicles customers and fleet operators and we are pleased that we can now provide an exceptional service to our customers in the Milton Keynes area.”

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has a network of 71 Van Centres and 25 Authorised Service Centres across the UK.

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