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H. Young (Motors)

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March 1930. Sturdiluxe 14/16 seater.

of Chester-le-Street, Coachbuilder, later a group involved in distribution of a wide range of goods.

1924 Company incorporated when Harold Young acquired C. F. Rymer Ltd, motor garage proprietors[1]

1924 H. Youngs Motors, Ltd., of 185, Front-street, Chester-le-Street. [2]

1974 Name changed to H. Young Holdings

1982 Incorporated as a public company. Moved into distribution.

1985 Acquired Saxon Industries Ltd, distributor of STP motor oils

1986 Acquired E. C. C. Electronics Ltd, distributor of electronic components, Longman Distribution Ltd, distributor of wines and spirits, Easterbright Ltd, distributor of sunglasses and spectacle frames[3]

1987 Acquired Toolrange[4] and Crofton Optical Group[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Companies house filing
  2. Retford and Worksop Herald and North Notts Advertiser - Tuesday 28 October 1924
  3. 1986 Annual report
  4. The Times June 22, 1987
  5. The Times Aug. 19, 1987