June 24, 2022

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New owners for long-established Herefordshire classic car and motorcycle parts company

A HEREFORDSHIRE basic auto and motorbike areas enterprise has been sold for the 1st time in its historical past.

Corporate director Tim Edwards, of Thursfields solicitors, assisted by Ellie Bryan, recommended Jeremy Holden, the founder of Holden Vintage & Traditional Ltd, on Linton Buying and selling Estate, Bromyard, in offering to SNG Barratt Group Ltd in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, for an undisclosed sum.

Tim Edwards explained: “Holden Vintage & Classic is a relatives-operate, mail-purchase company, founded in November 1988.

“It was the first business offering basic vehicle and motorbike areas on the web.

“SNG Barratt Team Ltd is an internationally renowned common parts professional which was launched by Stephen and Hazel Barratt in the early 1980s, at first as Jaguar experts, particularly for hard-to-supply E-Sort elements.”

The company took off in the 1990s following the acquisition of SOVY, a parts supplier to Jaguar, Land Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin, Bristol and other British automobile corporations.

The company is now run by son Julian Barratt and employs a group of above 100 folks, providing tens of thousands of areas all above the earth.

Holden founder Jeremy Holden explained: “The business started out as Lucas Electrical specialists for which we are renowned. The good thing is some first tooling is nonetheless offered to us, and in other instances, we have commissioned new tooling to permit the manufacture of in any other case unobtainable pieces.

“The products range has now been widened to cover a lot of other vintage car or truck and motorbike areas and equipment, including garments, books and instruments for the garage or workshop.

“We are the go-to put for vehicle areas and equipment for many heritage car or truck manufacturers this kind of as Aston Martin, Land Rover, Caterham, Jaguar and Mini, and also offer you a catalogue of spares for Healeys, Bristols, Jaguar XK and more.”

He said good timing was the principal factor in the selection to sell Holden Classic & Basic Ltd.

“Steve Barratt was the first particular person I experienced lunch with back again in 1988, when I manufactured the final decision to shift from an engineering qualifications with an interest in classic automobiles, into building a vintage vehicle pieces enterprise.

“The offer took a couple of twists and turns together the way, but I was very pleased that Thursfields fielded a staff led by Tim Edwards that was often to hand with assistance and assist,” he said.

Tim Edwards additional: “This was clearly a deal with huge synergy and we congratulate Jeremy on developing this kind of a profitable enterprise and SNG Barratt Group on the selection to extend their access and array as a result of the acquisition of Holden Classic & Common.”