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of Solihull and Dudley
1978 'LCP forms new company. Appointments. Following the acquisition of Halshaw Group Ford Main Dealers by LCP Holdings, a new company is being formed, Evans Halshaw Holdings to control the LCP's vehicle distribution interests. The board will comprise Mr. P. F. Green, chairman, Mr. D. M. Rhead, Mr. A. B. Archer, Mr. R. J. Foster (chief executive of Halshaw). Mr. Green and Mr. R. V. Lambert managing director of the newly acquired Newport (Gwent) Motor Company will join the hoard of Halshaw.'
1985 'THE £9m management buy-out of Evans Halshaw Motor Dealer Group from LCP Holdings PLC has been concluded. The deal creates what is believed to be the largest privately owned motor dealer group in the UK, with both private car and commercial vehicle dealerships throughout England and Wales, and expanding contract hire and motor parts trade. Dealerships in the Mansfield area include C. P. Evinson, Chesterfield Road South, and Blackton Motors Ltd, which incorporates the East Midlands Truck Centre and Blackton-Ford at Station Road, Sutton, headed by the dealer principal David Preston'
1988 Acquired UBM Motors, dealers in Ford cars 
1999 February. Acquired by Pendragon