Mylchreests sponsor award

This year we welcome the Mylchreests Group as new sponsors for Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence. The name Mylchreest has long been synonymous with motoring and motor sport on the island and the Mylchreests Group, encompassing new and used car sales, servicing, repairs and daily car rental remains very much a family business. ‘It’s our name over the door and family values are part of what we are. Manx motoring is in our DNA and has been since we first became pioneers in this business nearly a century ago,’ said managing director David Mylchreest. ‘Our customers can talk directly to a member of the family, and we welcome that, and of course our team share our family values.’ David’s two sons are also both directors of the business. James runs the after sales side of the dealership and is also assistant to the managing director, while his younger brother, Charles, is a non-executive director. Mylchreests has long been associated with premium brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover and these remain popular with their customers but they are also represent several other names, including Vauxhall, Mitsubishi and MG, which offer customers a wider choice of cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in all price ranges. The Mylchreests Group has recently purchased the property next door to its premises at Millmount in Douglas and work has started on a conversion to create additional car repair facilities, due to much increased demand. They service all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles, and are fully manufacturer approved by Jaguar, Land Rover, Vauxhall, Mitsubishi and MG Rover ‘Since we have been appointed the island’s Vauxhall retailer we’re becoming busier and we will be recruiting additional technicians in the near future,’ said David. They are also passionate about classic cars and are proud to carry out maintenance and repairs on a number of their customers’ treasured classic cars, including such names as Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Morgan and MG. Another important aspect of the business is daily car rental, with nearly 100 cars based at the airport. Mylchreests are also agents for Avis and Budget Rent a Car and can arrange car rental for customers travelling off the island. They also offer an increasingly popular car parking and valet service for locals travelling away. At this year’s Awards for Excellence, the Mylchreests Group is sponsoring the award for Volunteer of the Year, a category that David is very pleased to be associated with. He said: ‘As a local family business we have always tried to put something back into the community, supporting events such as the TT, Manx Grand Prix, Southern 100, The Manx Classic (car racing) and the Royal Manx Show to name a few, all of which rely on the unstinting support and work by volunteers. “We are delighted to be sponsoring an award which recognises the enormous contribution that unpaid volunteers also make to our community and the valuable work they do.’ Do you know a volunteer who should be recognised for their work? Why not nominate them for this year’s Awards for Excellence? For more details on how to enter call 695695 or visit

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