From small beginnings Roger Young began trading from his fathers farm in Bolventor, repairing Land Rovers and Farm Machinery.
In 1984 Roger Young was given the Land Rover franchise for Defender only and in June that year the very first vehicle sold. Building on a strong reputation for honesty and integrity, the business began to grow rapidly and moved to larger premises at Saltash, where it continues to develop from strength to strength.
The current Land Rover showroom was opened on 12th May 1992 by Cpt Mark Phillips, when Roger Young subsequently became a main retailer for the full Land Rover line-up. The dealership has continued to grow to become one of the most successful businesses in the Land Rover network, collecting multiple awards over the years for customer satisfaction and vehicle sales.
2001 saw the introduction of our ‘Approved Body Shop’ with state of the art spray booths and body repair facilities, capable of repairing any make of vehicle to the highest standard. This facility has seen continual development to repair any make of vehicle to the highest standard and we are frequently modernising our workshop facilities to meet the advancing technologies of our vehicles.
With 2006 came the expansion of our workshop and showroom facilities to cope with the increasing demand.
February 2011 saw the introduction of the Isuzu franchise, with Rogers’ son Matthew taking on the role of Dealer Principal. This franchise has also grown from strength to strength and in 2013 Roger Young Isuzu were awarded ‘Dealer of the Year’ for the second consecutive year.
This increased demand for ‘working trucks’ subsequently increased demand for bespoke canopies and saw an investment in highly advanced aluminium cutting equipment, within our on-site Fabrication Centre.
Our new Jaguar showroom opened in 2014, Roger Young Jaguar were the very first retailers in the country to be functioning from Jaguars ‘arch concept’ showroom, setting the standard for retailers throughout Europe. We were only one of three franchises to sport the new look globally.
Roger Young still plays a fully active role in the day-to-day running of the business alongside his wife Erica, son Matthew and daughter-in-law Sarah, maintaining the values synonymous with a family run business.