Award-winning independent garage bought by employee-owned trust

An award-winning independent garage has been bought by an employee-owned trust.

Inverness-based Anderson Clark Motor Repairs was sold by Graham and Sheila Clark’s family to the trust which is formed of 14 employees.

The takeover price for the 28-year-old firm, which reports an annual turnover of some £2 million, has not been disclosed.

The new leadership team will be headed by managing director designate Neil Johnstone, company secretary Katie Fraser and workshop manager Alan Reid. The former owners will remain involved as part of the transition.

Managing director Graham Clark said: “People have always been at the heart of what we do, we have fabulous staff and great customers.

“This felt as a natural progression giving the team control of their destiny and the company will remain in the hands of people who made it what it is today.”

Clark, who formed the firm along with late business partner David Anderson, added: “Customers value our services, the personal aspect of how we conduct business and the familiar trusted staff who deal with their motoring needs.”

Reid said: “We hope to continue the success story of Anderson Clark, maintaining the high levels of customer service our customers have come to expect.

“We would like to thank Graham for this opportunity and wish Graham and Sheila all the best in retirement.”

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