Leven car company - Park’s now have Lotus franchise

Anything goes in here.....
User avatar
douglasgdmw
Posts: 2618
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:31 pm
Location: Pentlands

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by douglasgdmw » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:07 pm

Glad you got your car back.

Amazed some people would think about even trying a fast one to get a car that's not their own but suppose that is the way of the world now.

Edinburgh evening news site had it on facebook and appalled at some of the comments. Too many low life's taking glee that owners who can afford these car are concerned about their vehicle. Not even thinking twice about their comment have on the staff who have also been affected. Society is hitting new lows.

Sorry for the rant but but it got me riled this morning and have full sympathy to anyone who has been affected.

George

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

Porsche Spyder
Land Rover Defender 90 XS Station Wagon
Golf GTi Performance Pack

User avatar
campbell
Posts: 16404
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:42 pm
Location: West Lothian
Contact:

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by campbell » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:17 pm

Rant away here, young man.

It is sad to see.
http://www.rathmhor.com | Coaching, training, consultancy

Shibby!
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:52 am
Location: Fife

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by Shibby! » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:30 pm

Not sure it was for people coming in to take something that wasn't theirs.

When I was told that my car would not be released my first thought was that I'm going down there anyway and I'll just take it.

I assume there will be other people in the same boat, cars in for service, warranty work, prep, and a handful of people who have placed deposits on cars to pick them up later.

In fairness for me it was an inconvenience and worrying, I assume I got fairly lucky as I didn't owe them any money for the work done.

User avatar
douglasgdmw
Posts: 2618
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:31 pm
Location: Pentlands

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by douglasgdmw » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:51 pm

We got away lucky as well, as nearly put a deposit down on an Aston on Saturday.

Lucky for us that the trade in for the spyder was abysmal and we did not proceed further.

Deposit would have been on a credit card so we would have been covered.

George

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk


Porsche Spyder
Land Rover Defender 90 XS Station Wagon
Golf GTi Performance Pack

User avatar
j2 lot
Posts: 7585
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:47 pm
Location: Strathaven / Glasgow

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by j2 lot » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:20 am

I have a set of alloys and tyres stored there and phoned a few times but it just rang out. Then an hour or so later I got a call back from someone to see if I needed assistance. Given the circumstances I was impressed with how helpful they were, particularly for what is in the scheme of things a fairly insignificant issue. I have now e- mailed the administrators to ask how to proceed so hopefully they will get back to me soon.
2011 Triumph Bonneville
2013 Vauxhall Mokka SE
2015 Lotus Evora
2017 Jaguar XE

User avatar
scott_e
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Location: Broughty ferry

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by scott_e » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:30 am

campbell wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:17 pm
Rant away here, young man.
:thumbsup agree. No judgement from me, speak your mind please :)

Thankful we have Craig Moncrieff available for servicing in Scotland.

Was really looking forward to a visit to the showroom this year too :(

User avatar
Eric K
Posts: 591
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:04 am
Location: Old Aberdeen
Contact:

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by Eric K » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:42 pm

This is a real shame. Horrible position for all the staff. I hope a solution is found soon … or that they can all find something else quickly.

I need my 1,000mile service soon … I guess I'll be going to Carlisle.
Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow ...

User avatar
scott_e
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Location: Broughty ferry

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by scott_e » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:33 pm

News feeds mentioned the administrators hope to sell the sites and keep staff in place. Fingers crossed this all works out well in the end.
Last edited by scott_e on Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
pshanks76
Posts: 227
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:02 pm
Location: Kintore

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by pshanks76 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:52 pm

An opportunity for CMC to take on an official Lotus status for Scotland?

Sent from my MI 8 using Tapatalk

Elise S2 135r - back on the road spec
Golf TDI - Dieselgate with a bit extra spec
Autosleeper Duetto - Weekends away in the hills spec

User avatar
Andy G
Posts: 11190
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:27 am
Location: Dirleton/Gullane
Contact:

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by Andy G » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:27 pm

Got my 311 back from them last week, and a huge thanks to Monty for the heads-up.

However massive credit to the Leven staff for making it happen.

JK, Laura and Lauren all helped get things sorted, and then Ian (the chap that runs KIA) helped me to get it out, along with 6 mechanics who helped push it on to my trailer.

Hugely sad news for all that work there, and had to bite my tongue a few times with some of the nonsense people were spouting on social media.

Not. sure where things go from here, but a big loss, and the Leven Tracknights had been fantastic through 2019.

Some of the staff, X-JM group, have been there for 25 years. Devasted for them.
311

User avatar
j2 lot
Posts: 7585
Joined: Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:47 pm
Location: Strathaven / Glasgow

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by j2 lot » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 pm

Did wonder about your 3-11 Andy. Saw it when I was there on 31st when I was in. Gutted for all of the staff. It must have been a total shock for them, let’s hope there is a buyer and the staff all get their jobs back.
2011 Triumph Bonneville
2013 Vauxhall Mokka SE
2015 Lotus Evora
2017 Jaguar XE

User avatar
duggiesmith
Posts: 1342
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:35 pm
Location: Edinburgh

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by duggiesmith » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:18 pm

A bit of an update:

"Administrators have closed two dealerships in the Borders following the collapse of a car sales company.

Leonard Curtis Business Rescue and Recovery said there had been "limited interest" in the Leven Cars Group's Kia and Suzuki site in Selkirk.

It said all 23 staff at the Borders branches had been made redundant on Tuesday.

Discussions with interested parties are continuing over the group's remaining sites in Edinburgh."

:( :( :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-51119765
Duggie

There are 3 types of people in the world. Those that can add up and those that can't.

Aubergine Elise S

User avatar
scott_e
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Location: Broughty ferry

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by scott_e » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:36 pm

That is horrible news for everyone involved :(

""significant interest" in the rest of the business"" offers some hope.

User avatar
campbell
Posts: 16404
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:42 pm
Location: West Lothian
Contact:

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by campbell » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:05 am

In light of the rapidly increasing profile of climate issues, I now think new car sales are going to tank until EV gains critical mass.

So this may be the first of many collapses, sadly.

Airlines are next (witness Flybe...)
http://www.rathmhor.com | Coaching, training, consultancy

User avatar
scott_e
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Location: Broughty ferry

Re: Leven car company Administration

Post by scott_e » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:11 am

campbell wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:05 am
I now think new car sales are going to tank until EV gains critical mass.
I am not sure about that, I think the general public are very attached to nice vehicles even at additional expense up to a point. I think the issue is really about our current economic situation resulting in delayed purchasing decisions. Its about confidence to spend, although have no evidence to back that up :)

Post Reply