Greyhound Ford aquired by Peoples Liverpool Ltd

Newly merged Lancashire firm Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall has completed a major car dealership sale.

Shahin Akhtar, of the company’s Blackburn office, conducted the sale of J Pilling & Son’s, Accrington based car dealership trading as Greyhound Ford to Peoples Liverpool Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

The asset transaction saw the transfer of existing staff, property and business assets to Peoples, which owns seven Ford car dealerships and which recently recorded a pre-tax profit increase of 26 per cent on its annual results.

Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall, which has branches across East Lancashire, previously completed the sale of J Pilling & Son’s, bodyshop business in a stand-alone deal and has also successfully handled other car dealership sales and acquisitions. The firm has corporate lawyers experienced in the acquisition and disposal of niche businesses in the manufacturing and insurance industries, pharmacies, nursing homes and children’s nurseries.