The Beadles Group was established in Lowfield Street, Dartford, in 1893 by its founder, John Clayton Beadle. In 1915, it became a limited company trading under the name of Beadles Dartford Limited and operated from new premises in Spital Street, Dartford. This company still trades to this day, as our Volkswagen retailer in Princes Road, Dartford.
During the mid-1930s, John’s daughter, Nancy, married Reginald Rootes. Rootes was already a successful motor manufacturer and retailer - his name lives on through the Peugeot dealer, Rootes of Maidstone. In 1969, Beadles acquired premises in Main Road, Sidcup, operating the Rover franchise.
On December 20th 1955, John Clayton Beadles died at the age of 83 leaving behind a son, a daughter and the name of the company he founded. The business then transferred to Sir Reginald and Lady nancy’s son, Timothy, who sold it to the company’s senior managers in 1987. Beadles Group Limited was then founded.
Beadles Group now represents Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, ŠKODA, Toyota and Volkswagen from thirteen motor retail centres across Kent. We also have a dedicated Volkswagen Van Centre in Dartford.
Having been established since 1915, our heritage is steeped in the tradition of providing quality products and customer service. We have grown considerably in recent years, both organically and through acquisition.
We are proud to have celebrated our 100 year anniversary in 2015, and we look forward to serving our loyal customers for many more years to come.