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About us

Welcome to Hendy – the UK's premier family motor group.

With a heritage spanning over 160 years, we’re proud to represent 24 automotive brands across the South Coast. From Ford to Land Rover, whichever brand best suits your taste, you'll benefit from the same great customer service at all of our dealerships – along with a warm ‘Hendy welcome’!

160 years…and counting!

Our story began with Frederick Adolphus Hendy, who opened a bicycle shop in Whitchurch in 1859. At the turn of the century, the company made a tentative step towards selling motor vehicles, linking up with Benz and Bolle. In fact, we still have the 1898 two-cylinder Benz owned by Frederick Adolphus (not for sale, unfortunately!).

Over the course of the following century, we enjoyed a number of milestones, including becoming Britain’s first Ford dealer in 1910 – a relationship that’s spanned over 100 years. During the Second World War, our Vincent’s Walk and Chandler’s Ford premises were used to build Spitfire planes, following damage to the original Ministry of Aircraft Production’s factory.

Today, we’re proud to be one of the UK’s largest multi-franchise dealership networks, covering eight counties across the South Coast of England and over 1,600 colleagues.

Family-run, since day one

As we continue to evolve as a group, we’re proud to remain a close-knit family-run business, with the fifth generation of the Hendy family, Paul Hendy, at the helm, and the next generation also part of the company. Although we’ve grown a lot since 1859, our core values of honesty, quality, care and customer service are still at the heart of the company. Our vision is to deliver a 100% positive customer and colleague experience.

What’s more, our commitment to giving back to local communities goes back generations, and in 2019, we launched Hendy Foundation to support local projects, people, events and charitable organisations. Typically, the Foundation donates many thousands of pounds to successful applicants each quarter, helping to make a difference to people’s lives across the South Coast.

Our services

You’ll find a fantastic mix of manufacturers here at Hendy, including Abarth, Alpine, CUPRA, Dacia, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, IVECO, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lotus, Mazda, MG, MOKE, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, SEAT, Škoda and Vauxhall.

Our extensive geographic reach stretches across the South Coast, as far west as Devon, spreading across into Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and West Sussex, and further east into East Sussex, Surrey and Kent. With so many locations, we're pleased to offer you plenty of choices and various sites to come and visit, all with a wide range of new car, Business and Motability offers, as well as an extensive selection of Approved Used vehicles. Our commitment to you continues long after the initial vehicle purchase – we have a comprehensive range of aftersales services including servicing, MOT testing, accident repair and parts.

To help us deliver the best possible service, we also have a number of dedicated divisions, including Hendy EV, Hendy Power (our engine sales and service division) Hendy Performance, Hendy Car & Van Stores, Hendy Leasing, and – new for 2021 – our Hendy GO vehicle hire service.

Visit us today!

If you haven't yet been to Hendy, we invite you to come and visit one of our many state-of-the-art facilities, speak to a member of our expert team and take your favourite vehicle for a test drive.

With sites across the South Coast, you're never too far away from Hendy. Will we be seeing you soon? We certainly hope so!