Former Vospers motor dealership sold to Ability Matters Group

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Colliers International brokers £1.7m deal at Hennock Road, Exeter.

A former Vospers motor dealership in Exeter has been sold for £1.7 million in a deal brokered by global real estate advisor Colliers International.
Last year Vospers moved to new purpose-built premises at Matford Green Business Park.

Now its former Fiat and Alfa Romeo showroom at nearby Hennock Road, which comprises two showrooms totalling 12, 246 sq ft with 128 parking spaces, has been acquired by Ability Matters Group.

The business, a leading provider of specialist prosthetic, orthotic and mobility services, will relocate from the Exeter Mobility Centre on Wonford Road to its new facility next year.
The building occupies a prominent position on Matford Trading Estate and is held on a 125-year lease from Exeter City Council.

Will Jolly, Consultant within the Automotive and Roadside Department at Colliers International in the South West and Wales, acted on behalf of Vospers Motor Group in agreeing the deal, jointly with Noel Stevens of Alder King.

“This deal highlights the ongoing strength of demand for freehold and long leasehold property in Exeter,” says Will Jolly.

“More specifically it also highlights the ongoing demand for high profile properties of this nature to the automotive market and other alternative uses. In fact we are also working for Vospers, jointly with Alder King and Listers respectively, in relation to Honiton Road, Exeter, and a 16-acre development site in Plymouth.”  


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Charlotte Williams

Director of PR & Communications| UK & EMEA

London - West End

As Director of PR & Communications in the UK and EMEA I am responsible for:
• Developing and executing internal and external communications strategy for the UK and EMEA business.
• Developing and implementing tactical communications plans to build the brand and promote key messages across all media - print, broadcast and social
• Advising senior management on communications reputation management and developing a media engagement programme that supports key business lines.
• Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.
• Delivering strategic communications programmes for all our M&A activity


  • Manage the UK in-house PR teams
  • Provide strategic direction to the PR teams acorss EMEA
  • For a year (2013/2014) I was Acting Head of EMEA Marketing & Communications (maternity leave cover)
  • I am a member of the EMEA Marketing Leadership and Global PR & Social teams
  • I lead the EMEA PR Leadership team
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