Garage owner Martin Cragg has sold his business on Newark Road, North Hykeham to enjoy retirement after almost 50 years in the motor trade.
Mr Cragg and his wife Elaine have owned ‘Martin’s Motor Company’ and been assisted by their valued long-term colleague Debbie Ross since Langleys Solicitors acted for them when they bought the premises in 1999, expanding their business, moving from Hykeham Service Station.
Langleys Solicitors has acted again for the Craggs in the sale of the premises to Lincolnshire Co-op, planning having been given to develop the site as a convenience store.
After 34 years working in North Hykeham, Martin Cragg said: “It is sad to close the business and say farewell to our many loyal customers who have become friends over the years.
“The motor trade has changed a great deal since I started as an apprentice motor mechanic in 1969. It is very competitive with the advent of car supermarkets and online companies. It seemed like the right time to retire. We plan to travel more and spend time with family in Yorkshire, Scotland and Spain.”
Peter Horner, partner in commercial property at Langleys Solicitors, said: “Mr and Mrs Cragg have provided great service for more than three decades to many customers. We are very pleased to have supported them in the sale of the business as they plan their retirement.”