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 4.32 out of 5 based on 13431 ratings.


My experience at D M Keith Skoda Bradford was positive because Stewart was very polite and pleasant

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because of the excellent knowledge of sales representative Sam Noble - no pressure applied and allowing me - as the customer - to consider and make further enquires.

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I was pleased with D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield and would recommend them because on this occasion, the gentleman I dealt with (Sam) was upfront and honest, as was I. As a result neither my time nor his was wasted.

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D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield were great because prompt attention very knowledgeable trying their best to get a car that suits your needs Not pushy or bombarded with calls and emails afterwards

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D M Keith SEAT York were really helpful and I'd recommend them because they were all polite and courteous and have a good selection of cars

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D M Keith Skoda York were really helpful and I'd recommend them because I couldn't have asked for more help and information

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D M Keith SEAT York were great because of their sales person Peter Cruickshank. He was honest and helpful without being pushy. After many bad experiences at car garages, he restored our faith in car dealerships. I happy purchase for us especially as the car was for our daughter. We will be back for our next daughter’s car to DM Keith

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull because they're down to earth and non of the usual salesman talk. Not pushy.

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D M Keith Skoda Hull were really helpful and I'd recommend them because of their helpful and friendly service

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I'd definitely recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds. They took the time to collect us from the station when we came to pick up the car.

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I'd endorse D M Keith Skoda Hull because Marinos the sales person and Mike the executive sales very friendly and accommodating. Very good hand over of the vehicle and quality time spent, not pushy and trying to sell, allowed me the time i needed to choose and purchase my vehicle. Nothing too much trouble. Good price and choice of vehicle and very good knowledge of products sold. Follow up calls and emails to make sure i am happy.

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D M Keith Skoda Wakefield were great because the sales assist Lee could not do enough for me. He was friendly and very helpful when buying my car. He's now sold 5 cars to our family! Thanks again Lee

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Leeds to anyone because the company looks creditably and its local

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield to friends and family because the staff was great and they was locle

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Hull because the car was priced well and it is a lovely car.

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I was pleased with D M Keith Skoda Leeds because they were good.

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The experience at D M Keith SEAT York was good because they were very friendly and efficient and help me when I was struggling to transfer the money for the car. Great service from Mr Frank Van Hoff

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I was happy with the service at D M Keith SEAT York because they had the exact product I wanted and gave me exactly what I asked for.

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When buying new cars from Keiths, on both occasions they have been helpful and mindful of my needs.

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The experience at D M Keith Skoda Leeds was great because the salesperson was knowledgable, helpful and was interested in us as customers. We have been very happy for the last three years with our Octavia but our choice was limited in a new Skoda hence choosing elsewhere.

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My experience at D M Keith SEAT York was memorable because they will help you with everything you ask and what you should know

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Bradford was cracking because the customer service was very good and the environment welcoming.

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I'd recommend D M Keith Skoda Bradford because the staff are good and they have a good services

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My experience at D M Keith Skoda Bradford was positive because the staff are friendly

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Wakefield to friends and family because they were very good, I'd definitely go back again.

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D M Keith Skoda York were helpful and I was really impressed with the sales team, I'm definitely happy with my purchase.

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The sales person was sound. The after sales for the issue with my sat nav has still not been resolved.

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I would recommend D M Keith Skoda Wakefield to friends and family because the overall service and quality of the vehicle is fantastic. The salesperson that dealt with us was absolutely brilliant.

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D M Keith Skoda Bradford were great because since driving the skoda, I've really enjoyed it. The sales staff don't pressurise you into buying and are really helpful

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I was happy with the service at D M Keith Skoda Huddersfield because they were helpful.

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