About Reynolds of Selby

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The Motor trade and The Reynolds Family

Richard is the 4th generation of the Reynolds family to work in the motor industry, spanning almost 100 years. He started working in the industry cleaning vans at a commercial dealership on Saturdays and in school holidays at the age of 14. Although working for a short spell at a BMW garage, Richard has spent the rest of his career at Reynolds of Selby. In 2014 he become one of the youngest Fellows of the Institute of the Motoring industry in the UK.

His father (and founder of Reynolds of Selby) Steve Reynolds worked in the industry throughout his career, spanning almost 50 years. Starting off as a vehicle mechanic, he was a BP Motor Mechanic of the Year Finalist before moving into car sales and dealership management, and finally opening his own dealership in 1995. He was elected a Member of the Institute of the Motoring Industry, and lead Reynolds of Selby to become the UK’s Garage of the Year in 2012.

Steve’s farther, Leslie Reynolds served in the RAF as a vehicle mechanic during WWII. Whilst serving, he also learned to drive bulldozers and heave earth moving equipment, and in the 1950s he continued to drive and operate heavy machinery. In 1968 he and opened his own repair garage (Angel Garage in Flockton, Nr Huddlesfield).

Leslie’s farther, George "Carl" Reynolds started G.C. Reynolds & Son., a haulage / taxi business in the 1920s. Using an American Buick charabanc, he would take the mill girls to work during the week, and take holiday makers to Skegness or Blackpool during weekends. Quite a different drive than it would be now, no motorways or smooth tarmac roads back then!

Yorkshire Golden Garage Winner 2011

UK Garage of the Year 2012

UK Garage of the Year Regional Finalists 2013

UK Garage of the Year Runner Up 2017

Autotrader Awards

Highly rated for our customer service 2021 Retailer awards 2018 finalist Highly rated for our customer service 2020 Highly rated for our customer service 2019 Highly rated for our customer service 2018

Our History

1995 Reynolds of Selby Ltd was founded, trading as "Selby Ford" by Steve and Catherine Reynolds, sited in a brand new, purpose built and designed garage.

1996 Won Ford Dealer of Distinction

1996 Awarded the “Ford Service Champions” honour

1997 Won Ford Dealer of Distinction

2005 Opened new workshop and valeting bay

2008 Resigned the Ford franchise to become Reynolds of Selby

2011 Won the Yorkshire and Humber “Golden Garage” Award

2012 Won the UK’s nationwide “Garage of the Year”

2013 Garage of the Year regional finalists

2016 Steve and Catherine Reynolds retired, succeeded by Richard Reynolds

2017 Nationwide finalists of CAT Magazine Garage of the Year

2017 Became an IMI (Institute of the Motoring Industry) "Recognised Employer"

2018 Ranked 5th of all car dealerships nationwide on TrustPilot

2018 Runner-up in the AutoTrader "Best Business Initiative" Award

2018 Became "Highly Rated" on AutoTrader

2019 Became "Highly Rated" on AutoTrader

2020 Became "Highly Rated" on AutoTrader

Our Awards

1996 Ford Dealer of Distinction

2011 Yorkshire and Humber "Golden Garage" Award

2012 UK Garage of the Year

2013 Regional finalists of UK Garage of the Year

2014 Richard Reynolds elected as Fellow of the Institute of the Motoring Industry

2017 UK finalists of CAT Garage of the Year

2018 AutoTrader Retail Awards Finalist

The Reynolds of Selby Goal

"To be the best garage our customers have ever visited"

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