The Connolly Motor Group is to create ten new full-time jobs in Sligo with the opening of a new SEAT dealership in October. The site at Collooney is a building that has been vacant since the last recession and will undergo a significant makeover to reflect the latest SEAT brand identity. The recruitment process for these latest positions will begin immediately.
Connolly Motor Group expansion
With the addition of these ten positions the number of people employed by the Connolly Motor Group will increase to 230, with 93 in Sligo alone. Managed by brothers Kevin and Neil Connolly, it has become one of the largest motor groups in Ireland. Existing operations include two Volkswagen dealerships in Ballina and Sligo along with Audi premises in Ballina, Galway and Sligo.
Commenting on the announcement, Neil Connolly, Connolly Motor Group Director, said: "We are particularly pleased to be growing our representation with the Volkswagen Group brands and are delighted to be investing in the SEAT brand and bringing this great name back to the Sligo region. Being part of a group provides us with the additional benefit and financial stability that comes with having multiple dealerships.
"We are proud to be a family-owned group, and the foundations of our success are the people who work with us, the manufacturers we represent and, of course, our valuable customers who are at the heart of everything we do.
"My brother Kevin and I are extremely proud to be bringing more jobs to Sligo and delighted that we can breathe new life into a building that has been lying vacant in Collooney."
The new dealership further bolsters the coverage of the SEAT brand in Ireland. SEAT Brand Director, Niall Phillips, said: "SEAT Ireland is delighted to welcome the Connolly Motor Group to our nationwide network of dealerships. The team at Connolly's have a brilliant reputation for excellent customer service, and their level of experience and expertise will hugely benefit SEAT. There's never been a better time to join the SEAT network as the brand continues to expand; we now have the largest and newest product range in our history".