NORTHWICH-based car sales group, Oakmere Motor Group, has been appointed as an official dealer by iconic British sportscar maker, Caterham Cars.

The Manchester Road business is a family-owned and run firm which was, for several years, one of the largest TVR dealership in the UK and now runs Lotus, Morgan, Mazda and Toyota dealers.

Already well-versed in the selling, servicing and maintaining of second-hand Caterham Sevens, it will now also sell the full range of Caterham’s famous, lightweight performance cars, which go from the Caterham Seven 160 to the hugely powerful Caterham Seven 620R.

Caterham has steadily been growing its sales network both in the UK and internationally in the last few years. More UK dealers are expected to be added in the coming months.

Managing director, Jonathan Jarratt, said: “This is a really exciting time for us and we are looking forward to working with Caterham Cars to continue to build the brand presence and value in the north west.

“The Caterham product is one that fits our dealership profile perfectly.

"I am passionate about Caterham, having personally owned a number of them over the years and I know our staff share my passion.

"We are hugely proud to be able to sell beautiful British sportscars from our base in Northwich and can now say we have all the best under one roof.

“We have sold and maintained many Caterhams over the years and are therefore no strangers to keeping them in tip top shape.

"We are planning a launch event very soon but, in the meantime, we would love to see as many Caterham owners and enthusiasts at our dealership as possible and would be delighted to give them the guided tour; the kettle is always on.”

David Ridley, Caterham’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Last year was a record year for Caterham in terms of export sales as demand increased for our products. But, while we are intent on growing our business globally, we have not forgotten our roots and the expansion of the UK network is a reflection of the importance we place on our customers here at home.

“Oakmere Motor Group is a perfect fit for the Caterham brand – Jonathan and his team have shown huge passion and enthusiasm for our brand and the business’s roots in hand-built British sportscars makes it ideal as part of our burgeoning UK dealer network.”