A brief history
Founded in 1937 by H Whale as Ryland Motors, the Group’s origins were in truck sales and coach building. By the 1950s, Ryland was a Limited Company and the company’s focus changed to passenger cars. In 1994 the Group, by then one of the UK’s largest automotive groups, became a plc under the Chairmanship of Peter Whale, grandson of the company’s founder.
After 9 years as a plc however, Peter led an MBO returning the Group to private ownership. Since then concentration has been on the specialist car sector.2006 witnessed the formation of Rybrook Holdings Ltd., with CEO Henry Whale confirming the group’s aims for future expansion in this sector. In 2010 Rybrook was named as one of the 3 automotive retailers in the UK representing McLaren. The McLaren Birmingham showroom opened in Hockley Heath in July 2011 and is situated next to the brand new Rolls-Royce Birmingham showroom with a brand new Rybrook Specialist Car showroom above on the first floor. In July 2012 Rybrook acquired Porsche Centre Chester. in 2017 Rybrook Bristol opened it’s doors showcasing 4 super luxury brands – Bentley, McLaren, Lamborghini and aftersales for Rolls-Royce. Rybrook’s new dual arch Jaguar Land Rover retailer centre opened in Huddersfield. Rybrook Land Rover Stoke will be relocated to a new purpose built site in Trentham in Spring 2020.
What we offer
Rybrook offers a range of prestigious marques to satisfy the requirements of every motorist, together with all the facilities and resources to ensure that these motor cars are maintained to deliver peak performance at all times and remain in perfect condition. It sounds a simple enough proposition yet it takes a dedicated and professional team and over 70 years of specialist automotive experience. If you have come to expect the very best support, discover what a difference choosing Rybrook for your motoring needs can make. representing Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, McLaren, MINI, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Specialist Cars and Volvo we have a wide range of luxury, sports and ultra premium brand experience. Rybrook continues to expand in 2020 with the addition of Volvo Preston to it’s growing retailer Group.