The name Gordon Lamb is steeped in history. The company's roots go right back to the dawn of the motor industry in the UK.
Back in 1953, as Britain celebrated the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, a young entrepreneur named Gordon Lamb began trading in Chesterfield, Derbyshire on a site that cost just £400. Gordon was the first person to start a Volkswagen retail dealership in the UK and he began with a stock of just six Volkswagen Beetles. Success followed on success and as the company continued to grow many new franchises were added, some of which still remain in the company's portfolio today.
The company now have five dealerships across the East Midlands representing Land Rover, Toyota, Skoda and Nissan and also operate three additional franchised service centres representing Jaguar, Renault and Suzuki. The Gordon Lamb group employs over 200 local people with an annual turnover in excess of £80 million and sells 5000 cars and vans a year in addition to servicing around 20,000 vehicles.