The Vindis Group was founded in 1960 by Frank Vindis, a former World War II Czech spitfire pilot. Our first retailer was opened in Sawston, Cambridgeshire in 1960.
Until April 2013, the Company was jointly managed by Frank’s sons, Gary and Nigel; who had both been involved in the business from a very young age. Astute businessmen; their passion for motor vehicles, and the core family values they instilled into the company resulted in the continued development that the Group has enjoyed. The loss of Nigel through illness in April 2013 was a loss not only to his family but to every employee within the Vindis Group.
In May 2013, Gary Vindis announced the appointment of his son, Jamie, into the position of Managing Director, from his role as Operations Director for the Group. Jamie’s focus is on continuing to deliver Gary and Nigel’s aspirations for the Group and to support Gary in his position as Chairman.
Vindis Group is a family owned business that has grown by delivering both a personal and professional service. We have a network of Audi, Bentley, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle retailers, spanning six counties. In 2016, Vindis Group announced the launch of two new Ducati stores to its portfolio and also acquired Milton Keynes SEAT.
In addition, we have two trade parts divisions located in Bishop’s Stortford and Cambridge; a Head Office function in Huntingdon; and a large Fleet Centre situated at Alconbury Weald. Whilst we have continued to expand, we have been careful to nurture the core family values our business was founded upon.
The Group today focuses on our vision:
We are committed to delivering customer service that is truly experiential. Our specialist Sales Executives and Service Advisors are trained to ensure that the experience you have in any one of our dealerships is one of extreme satisfaction. In particular, the experience of purchasing a vehicle is one that should be enjoyable and our intention is to help you find the perfect vehicle for you.
It is not our intention to be the biggest motor group in the UK but to be the most recognised for our commitment to exceeding both business objectives, and customer expectations.
We look forward to welcoming you to a Vindis Group retailer in the near future.
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Consumer Credit and General Insurance
Vindis Group Ltd, 1 Washingley Road, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 6WP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We are licensed as a credit broker by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our FCA reference number is 313160.
Vindis Group Ltd, 1 Washingley Road, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 6WP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our FCA reference number is 313160.
Our permitted business is advising on and arranging non-investment insurance contracts.
All vehicles that are sold by the Vindis Group are subject to an administrative / preparation fee of £90 inc VAT. For new vehicles this charge covers the cost of mechanically preparing the vehicle for delivery, the administration of new ownership documentation and final preparation for customer handover.
For used vehicles, this charge covers a full history and provenance check prior to being advertised for sale ensuring no financial risk or charge has been levied against the vehicle, that the vehicle has never been written off or stolen and final preparation for customer handover.
Vindis Group believe this level of preparation is crucial in ensuring we provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, for which the Vindis Group is renowned for.
The last two weeks have clearly been a difficult journey for everyone, and so we just wanted to let you know that when you need us, we are here for you.
Service and Maintenance
We are taking our commitment to the governments “stay home” strategy very seriously, but we are also balancing that with the fact that many of our loyal customers are key workers who may need us at any point to keep them mobile. It is for that reason, that we continue to run a number of multi-branded Service and Maintenance Hubs across the Vindis Group, providing safety and reassurance, as well as technical expertise to anyone who’s vehicle may suffer an issue. You can rest assured that if your vehicle visits our workshop our Covid-19 processes and standards remain in place; including arms-length vehicle handover, protection barriers inside every vehicle, and a sterilisation process conducted after our work is completed.
Sales & General Enquiries
For those of you who might want or need to talk to us about a new or used vehicle purchase, although our showrooms are physically closed, we are digitally open and have a team of people on hand eager to assist you however required. Whether that may be to talk you through your options at the end of your finance agreement, to aid you with finding your next car, or even just to run through some of the features and benefits of your current car, including the various Volkswagen Group Apps to make your car more connected then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Lifestyle & Information
And finally, should you just want to be kept up to date (or even be looking for a little bit of escapism), our digital channels are always online sharing content that we hope you find interesting and engaging – that includes entertainment for the kids too! From offering colouring competitions, sharing videos on how to stay safe when motoring, providing updates on new cars, and even a little insight into what makes our company different, we will be sharing all sorts over the coming weeks. So, they are definitely worth a follow and you’ll find full details below.
How to get in touch
Live chat – Our team is on hand to help with any queries you may have, whether that be regarding your current vehicle, the maintenance of your vehicle, or to discuss a new one, they’d love to hear from you.
Email – You will find a ‘message us’ button at the top right-hand side of our homepage, alternatively on each of our dealership pages. These emails are being monitored, and a member of the team will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
Social Media – You’ll find us on many social media platforms, simply click on your preferred channel below and join in the conversations:
Most importantly, stay safe and well during this time and know that no matter what, if you need us, we are here!