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Richard Hardie Bids Farewell to Employee after 36 Years

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Our Financial Director at Richard Hardie, John Anderson....

Our Financial Director at Richard Hardie, John Anderson, will be leaving for retirement today after 36 years at the company.

Since 1979, he has helped the company grow from strength-to-strength and has played an integral role in helping our dealerships grow. Everyone at the company will miss him greatly and we wish him the best of luck on his future endeavours!

We’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome Sean Smith to our team, who will be taking on the role as our new Financial Controller.

As a tribute to John, here are some of our favourite Fiat and Peugeot models that were introduced onto the market in 1979, the same time that John joined the Richard Hardie team.

After making its original debut at the Turin Auto Show in 1966, the Fiat Spider was put into production during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This classic model from 1979 was designed and manufactured by the independent Italian car firm Pininfarina.

We have seen many Peugeot 504 models over the years since the car was first put into production in 1964. This 1979 edition was the last model to be produced before Peugeot’s 505 started to roll off the production line in 1983.

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MOT Changes 2018

MOT Changes 2018

Posted on: 20th May 2018

As of 20th May 2018, the MOT test has undergone some of the most significant changes of its near 60-year history. Some of the changes include new defect categories, stricter rules for Diesel car emissions and some cars over 40-year-old will be exempt from the MOT test. The main changes which you need to know about are explained below.

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Richard Hardie Durham Supporting Local Hospice

Posted on: 19th Jan 2018

Both the Sales and Service team at Richard Hardie Durham have helped to support St Cuthbert’s Hospice, a local charity offering care services to people with life limiting conditions.

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Driving Test Changes In December 2017

Posted on: 4th Dec 2017

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have confirmed that from today (Monday 4th December), changes to the driving test are now in effect.

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Posted on: 15th Nov 2017

With the cold winter days fast approaching and the dark nights now here, driving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re driving to work, the shops or travelling to a relative’s home for Christmas ensuring your car is in full working condition is essential. Sometimes though, we forget some of the rules of the road during the colder months; rea...