The Infiniti Centre Newcastle is celebrating after finding they are the top performing Infiniti dealership in the country.

The Newcastle dealership, part of parent company Vertu Motors plc, is the most profitable Infiniti dealership in the UK – with the highest number of retail sales.

Infiniti is Nissan’s premium brand, which has so far produced more than 500,000 vehicles at its nearby Sunderland plant.

Since opening in October 2014, the Infiniti Centre Newcastle has continued to go from strength-to-strength, allowing it to grow its team, with further recruitment set to take place over the coming months.

The dealership’s continued success has seen general manager Jeff Aynsley appointed to the brand’s Dealership Association Board, which includes representatives from Infiniti’s top performing dealerships across the world, meeting regularly to discuss innovation opportunities and identify new areas of growth for the brand.

The Infiniti Centre Newcastle is also dedicated to developing its future workforce and the majority of colleagues at the dealership have progressed and are progressing into more senior positions, as a result of promotions. The site is currently supporting two apprentices Jonathan Stobbs, a technician and new recruit Tom Grey, an accounts apprentice who is currently being trained by dealership accountant, Kate Clifford

Tom, 17, from Newcastle said: “I am thrilled to be working for a company that is invested in the progression of its colleagues and I feel that I have a promising future at the Infiniti Centre Newcastle.

“To work alongside colleagues in a dealership that is being recognised as being a top performer in the country, is a great incentive and I am keen to contribute towards its success.”

Jeff Aynsley, general manager at Infiniti Centre Newcastle, said: “I am very proud of the dealership’s achievements just three years after opening. In that time, we have become one of the best performing Infiniti dealerships in Europe and built a strong team in both sales and aftersales that ensure every customer receives the best service possible

“Infiniti is relatively new brand but more and more people are becoming aware of its vehicles, which offer a level of luxury and quality associated with much more expensive manufacturers. We are finding many converts from the more obvious premium brands, as the people of the North East like to choose something a bit different to drive.

“We are soon to deliver our 600th new Infiniti vehicle of the year – while delivering excellent levels of Customer Satisfaction – an achievement of which we are very proud!”