Trefnant Garage Ltd has expanded to a new premise at Unit 1, Kinmel Drive, Boedelwyddan, after a £750,000 investment supported by Barclays.
Established in 1970, the business now employs 9 staff and expects the expansion to create 5 new jobs over the next 12 months. As North Wales’ leading independent Mercedes-Benz specialist, the business continues to invest in new equipment such as vehicle lifts and a new automated test lane to carry out MOT class 4, 5(light) and 7.
Lyn Morgan, owner of Trefnant Garage Ltd said,
“Investing and expanding post Brexit and during a pandemic has been challenging, but we have continued to grow and diversify the business to meet these challenges. We encountered delays and construction issues during the pandemic but we now have a purpose built, cutting edge facility to drive the business forward.”
Alison Monks-Roberts, Barclays Business Manager, said,
“As champions of local business, it is essential that we support local growing businesses such as Trefnant Garage Ltd. Lyn is a great example of an entrepreneur using their industry experience, passion and skills to develop a successful business. By really understanding the sector, we have been able to create a bespoke funding package to support the business throughout its expansion. The business also incorporated a number of environmental considerations into the construction project such as specialist insulation to obtain a preferential interest rate from a Barclays “Green” loan.”
“We are well positioned within a growing market, with a loyal client base and can use this investment supported by Barclays to grow and diversify our business. Running a business is tough but the rewards far outweigh the downsides even after working long hours. We have plans to become an authorised repairer for a well-known car manufacturer in the near future and consolidate our expansion into the new site.”
Dr James Davies, MP for Vale of Clwyd said
“It is always good to see businesses in the Vale of Clwyd thriving. Due to the increasingly sophisticated technology of latest cars, Lyn has invested in the latest computer-based diagnostic equipment to repair a broad range of modern vehicles.
Work in the garage is carried out by Mercedes-trained technicians. He has received Mercedes-Benz training in the UK and Germany and has since lectured in Motor Vehicle Engineering at Llandrillo College.
I was very impressed by his new premises which will enable him to develop and grow the business further.”
For further information, visit www.trefnantgarage.com