Mid-Devon Garage Hits Record Profits with First Stop Partnership

Cully Tyres & Autocare, a mid-Devon garage, has reported its most profitable trading period since being taken over by new owners in May 2022. The garage, which is the largest independent tyre dealer in Cullompton, has seen a significant transformation following a £100,000 investment in refurbishments, new equipment, and a strategic partnership with the First Stop network.

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Published on
November 21, 2023

The investment has been a game-changer for the Cullompton depot, previously known as Marsh Tyres. This financial injection has not only revamped the physical space but also expanded the range of services offered. The garage now provides comprehensive solutions for electric vehicles and hybrids, a move that aligns with the evolving automotive landscape.

Gary Thomson, co-owner of Cully Tyres & Autocare, expressed his gratitude towards the community and customers, "We are extremely proud to be part of the Cullompton community and we can't thank our customers enough for their continued trust in us. Our long-term relationships, coupled with a new generation of motorists, have been instrumental in our growth."

The decision to join the First Stop network has been particularly impactful, allowing Cully Tyres to stock a broader range of premium tyres, including the prestigious Bridgestone and Firestone ranges. Co-owner Scott Morgan remarked on the partnership, "Becoming a First Stop member has been a shrewd decision, as we are now backed by a national network, which has helped us operate more efficiently."

The garage's success story is also marked by its human resource investments, including the hiring of 17-year-old apprentice Oliver Nesbitt from Exeter College and experienced mechanic Sean Rockett from Wellington. These additions have further strengthened the team's capability to deliver top-notch automotive services.

Mark Widdows, First Stop's Retail Network Manager, commented on the collaboration, "We're thrilled to work with the Cully Tyres team and delighted with their business upturn. Their commitment to shared values made them an ideal partner, and we're pleased to support them in various aspects, including marketing, promotions, and staff training."

Cully Tyres & Autocare now boasts striking signage, new diagnostic equipment, and a comfortable reception area. The garage offers a full range of automotive services, including MOTs, servicing, and mechanical repairs. With the addition of Bridgestone and Firestone products, their tyre range has become more comprehensive, catering to a wide array of vehicles.

For more information about Cully Tyres & Autocare, visit their website or call 01884 798181.

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