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Meet The Family


When Duncan Keith left the army after World War two, he had a hundred pounds and a set of tools, with which he set up a car repair business. By the 1960’s he owned a petrol station and began selling used cars. In 1976 the company took on ŠKODA, and from there, we have matched the phenomenal growth of the brand. Today we have ten state of the art showrooms - ŠKODA, SEAT and Honda. Including our latest acquisition, the Westgate Motor Group in Grimsby.

We have worked hard every day to ensure a first rate experience for our customers, and we value every single relationship. That’s why we’ve won so many Retailer of the Year awards. Let our family look after you!

From humble beginnings

Duncan Keith - Angus and Dougal’s father - started the company immediately after WW2 doing servicing and repairs. But his technical skill and business acumen meant that business blossomed and in 1972 he started selling Russian built Moskvich cars, and then Lada. But in 1976 he switched to Czech-built ŠKODA (a wise move!) which has remained the cornerstone of the company's operations ever since.

Boys and their toys...

The lads were always daft about cars; here they are with their first garage which was cheap to build, but didn’t last long in Yorkshire rain! And there’s Angus grinning away in the muckiest mechanic’s overalls imaginable, and Dougal proudly showing off his Clubmans race car. That was just before he blew the engine up and replaced it with one from an Escort van…

1946-1976

The new generation

In the early 80’s Dougal and Angus joined the company and father Duncan gradually handed responsibility to the next generation. By the time Volkswagen acquired ŠKODA in 1991 it was clear to the family that the future of ŠKODA would be very different and they decided to invest in the site at Thwaite Gate.

1977-1999

Onwards and upwards

Since the millennium, D. M. Keith has grown from strength to strength with the group expanding with showrooms in Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and York. In 2010 our Leeds branch was named ŠKODA Retailer of the year. We extended our hand of support to good local causes like the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which we have backed for over 10 years.

2000-2010

Building for the better

Our expansion continued with the addition of the showroom in Hull. In 2015 we redeveloped all of our sites to provide state-of-the art facilities. In 2018 the business grew by a third with the addition of Grimsby ŠKODA, SEAT and our latest brand, Honda. With multiple industry awards, we continue to offer unparalleled family customer service.

2011-2018

Every member of the D. M. Keith team proudly wears a Clan Keith tartan tie or scarf - also known as #TeamTartan.

The Keiths were one of the most powerful of the Scottish Celtic Families. They held the hereditary office of Great Marischall (or Marshall) of Scotland from the 12th century onwards. The Great Marischall of 1305 was one of Edward the I’s four Wardens of Scotland, but at Christmas, 1308, he took the side of Robert The Bruce and was rewarded by the lands of Kintore. At the battle of Bannockburn, it was he who commanded the cavalry. In 1458, Lord Keith was created Earl Marischall. His son fought at Flodden and his standard is still reserved in the Advocates Library in Edinburgh. It was the 6th Earl-Marischall who rescued the Crown Jewel’s of Scotland and took them off to safety to his great stronghold of Dunnottar Castle: Dougal used the ‘family’ castle as the romantic place to propose to Helen, fortunately she said yes!

Did you know?

Family ties…

Every member of the D. M. Keith team proudly wears a Clan Keith tartan tie or scarf - also known as #TeamTartan.

It all ‘ties’ in… Each member of our staff wears the tartan tie signifying the Clan (family) Keith. That’s why we call our family ‘Team Tartan’.

Judgeservice

We have been rated 4.34 out of 5 based on 14877 ratings.


I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Wakefield because Excellent customer service I have purchased from The Huddersfield branch before A pleasure to deal with

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D M Keith Skoda Leeds were really helpful and I'd recommend them because they listen, are friendly and professional and do not push sales but try to accommodate the customer.

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D M Keith Skoda Bradford staff were good because they were very knowledgable and polite. I did not feel rushed into making a decision and they gave me details of all of the finance options available. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Ian contacted me before the hand over to explain how this would be different normal. Overall very impressed

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because they have great cars at great prices, which are sold by a friendly and knowledgable team who go out of their way to make your experience a pleasant one.

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds because they offer the best deals on purchasing, I love my little car, I sure do feel part of the DM Keith family

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Ian the sales guy listened to what we wanted and went out of his way to find and reserve a vehicle for us. Nothing was ever a problem. Second car we've bought from them, and we would certainly buy another from D M Keith Bradford.

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Bradford to a friend because offered an excellent service and excellent price for the car I purchased

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D M Keith Skoda Leeds were great because very friendly salesman, Chris, kept me up to date with everything and was very helpful!

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Bradford was good because the sales people were very friendly and helpful

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda York to a friend because sourced a suitable vehicle and were extremely efficient and pleasant to deal with

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The presentation of the vehicle itself was not good, and we didn't feel a good enough deal was presented, so we purchased elsewhere.

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Bradford was good because they were very informative, explained all the finance options for a new vehicle very well & gave me a lot of time & care.

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds to friends and family because the sales information was excellent. The car suits our needs and when the Covid 19 crisis is over we will enjoy drives to visit friends and family.

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D M Keith Skoda Hull were great because they tailored my finance package to meet my needs, after extensive conversations regarding my financial situation.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Hull was memorable because Kevin was very helpful, I found myself in need of a car quickly and he offered to drop it to the address I was living whilst I was at work at so I could have the car the next day. Purchased on Sunday delivered on the Tuesday.

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Hull was memorable because very good service they were so good.

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I'd suggest D M Keith Skoda Wakefield to a friend because the selection of cars is first class. Everything was painless.

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Vitaly was fantastic, he explained everything clearly and was very passionate about Skoda in general. Also noticed a couple of dents when I came to pick up the vehicle and he arranged to get them sorted straight away so cannot fault anything.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Bradford to anyone because i have now bought 6 Skoda's over 16 years from D M Keith. And am totaly satisfied with the service & care prvided.

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I was happy with the service at D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because all staff from reception to Damian (sales person) were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, did not push for a sale which I liked. Plus, loved the yeti I bought!

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D M Keith Skoda Hull were great because the customer service was great and the sales team were friendly and happy to help.

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I was happy with the service at D M Keith SEAT York because we found the car which most matched our needs,it looks and performs great.

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds was fantastic the only criticism I have however. I paid for fuel which had not been put in the vehicle. I told you about this but as yet have not had a return call with a solution.

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D M Keith Skoda York were really helpful and I'd recommend them because they were polite, not pushy, helpful and happy to answer any questions.

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I was pleased with D M Keith Skoda Hull and would recommend them because they provide a friendly service, they know their stock and do not rush people into a decision.

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D M Keith Skoda Hull were great because they made us feel important to them and couldn't do enough for us.

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Bradford was great because they were competitive on price, had a good choice of cars and the attitude of the staff was warm and friendly with no pressure. One of the nicest main dealers that I've dealt with. After sales is also great and dealt with very promptly.

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D M Keith Skoda Leeds were helpful because they were very accommodating & professional.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull to a friend because had a good experience with them

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds was fantastic because they are really friendly. Steve in sales was very helpful and helped me from start to finish. I have also recommended him to a family member who has also signed for a new vehicle.

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