Sinclair Volkswagen Swansea has officially opened the brand’s biggest UK showroom.
After two years of planning and 9 months building the £4.5M showroom on the edge of the city’s SA1 business district welcomed more than 400 guests including VW UK Brand Director Robert Hazelwood.
Wales rugby legend Ieuan Evans compered the evening along with Welsh National Opera singer and tv-star Wynne Evans and the audience was treated to music, food and an unusual art installation created during the night by Ian Cook and which will now go on permanent display in the showroom.
The building is constructed around a glass atrium and can display 17 models at once with many more used models on site.
Over 60 are employed there and this year the dealership expects to deliver 1,500 new cars, a 20% rise since 2012.
Robin is the longest serving chairman of The Western Group. He’s been vice chairman or chairman for over ten years and oversees the annual Western Group PR Driving Day each summer assisted by the group committee and supported by group members.
He contributes to a number of outlets in Wales and the UK, including the Driving Force editorial syndication agency feeding the biggest regional news and feature publishers in Britain.
Robin specialises in the Welsh automotive sector and motor related businesses with interests in Wales and publishes WheelsWithinWales.uk which covers news, features, trade and motor sport in Wales.