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A female friendly lifestyle choice in Leicester

Female friendly Sturgess Motor GroupNo matter your lifestyle, there’s a genuinely female friendly garage choice for women drivers in Leicester.

We first met Sturgess Motor Group when they organised a Women in the Driving Seat evening event for local female motorists. It was a popular feature in their calendar and their Marketing Manager, Nichola Moore, saw this as a way to show women drivers how much the Group cares about their motoring welfare not just the value of their business.

It was only a matter of time before this Motor Group would subscribe to FOXY Choice’s female friendly approved UK garage network as further evidence that they really do care for their female customers long after the car has been sold.

Sturgess operates seven franchised car dealership operations in Leicester covering Toyota, Nissan, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Volvo and Land Rover brands. The dealership name and logo will be familiar in the city with branches in Narborough Road, Aylestone Road, Almond Road and Walnut Street.

All locations are ATA employers (Automotive Technician Accredited) which means their staff are accredited to repair all makes of cars not just their franchised brands. They also subscribe to the Motor Codes Service and Repair code which is working its way towards full OFT Code of Practice approval. These are both signs of superior standards in an industry with too many garage/dealership complaints and where women often feel ill at ease and on their guard.

This female unease is precisely why Sturgess have signed up to the FOXY Promise to ‘never overcharge, patronise or sell women services they don’t need or want’ AND have appoined Debbie McIntyre, Gill Clifford, Trish Blaber, Sheena Tegg, Rebecca Hill and Jessica Watts to be Female Business Ambassadors as part of the FOXY Choice female friendly approved garage network.

Sturgess of Leicester is one of the UK’s oldest family operated motor dealers and was founded in 1897. Women shopping for a new or nearly new car to suit their lifestyle and budget will find they have a genuinely female friendly choice here, whether it’s a 4×4, a prestigious executive car, a sporty convertible, something for the family or a stylish and environmentally friendly supermini.

We look forward to working with Sturgess in future.


Leicester car accident £8000 insurance pay out

A family of four have received almost £8000 compensation after a car accident left them suffering from multiple personal injuries. The family were in their Audi A4 in Leicester when the driver of a Vauxhall Vectra failed to give way and crashed into them. The collision was worse because the driver of the Vectra hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake.

The driver of the Audi was taken to hospital suffering from severe back injuries, whiplash and shock. His wife, who was a front seat passenger, sustained injuries to her back and neck and their two children, aged 19 and 21, suffered whiplash. The driver remained in the A&E Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary for over five hours before being discharged and was unable to carry out his job as a quality control manager for six weeks as a result. His wife was also unable to return to work for three weeks and was put on painkillers for two weeks and required to take extra medicine to reduce muscle spasm.

After filing a compensation claim against the driver of the Vectra, the family won close to £8,000 in compensation although the driver of the Vectra initially denied liability but changed his statement after the case was taken to court. This included over £3,000 for the man’s loss of earnings, personal injuries and emotional damage, some £2000 for his wife’s injuries and loss of earnings plus over £1,300 for each of their children.


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