We’ve made it to the final week of Busseys Back Then! This week we’re jumping into a new millennium and two new decades – the noughties til now!
The 2000s were a time of drastic change – from the rise of the Internet to some rather questionable fashion trends!
Following the expansion of our branches in Norwich, Dereham, Swaffham and Fakenham throughout the 1990s, Busseys continued to triumph into the 21st Century.
Over the early 2000s, the original site at Palace Street was superseded by the more modernised Whiffler Road branch, where the Busseys Head Office remains to this day.
In 2005, Busseys acquired Ford Retail Dealer territory in Attleborough and became Norfolk’s main Ford Dealer, with 6 sales and service branches across the region.
In 2010, business expanded even further with the acquisition of a Peugeot franchise at Hall Road. This also made Busseys the main Peugeot dealer in Norwich. Following its success, a second Peugeot dealership was launched in March 2016 as an addition to the Dereham Ford branch.
Throughout the noughties, Busseys has also won a plethora of awards including the Ford Chairman’s Award for Exceptional Customer Service in 2000, 2007, and 2009; the ‘Extra Mile’ Dealership Award from Motoring UK in 2011; and the Motability Award for Busseys Dereham in 2014.
In 2013, Busseys and Sabberton Bros celebrated their 90th anniversary as an original Ford Dealership and in 2015, Busseys’ Whiffler Road branch was appointed as a UK Ford Store.
Today, Busseys has a total of 8 sales and service branches across Norwich, Dereham, Attleborough, Swaffham and Fakenham. Despite employing more than 200 people, it continues to uphold the very same values of the family run business that began back in 1911.
We have a huge selection of Noughties photos to share for our final installment of Busseys Back Then – be sure to keep a look out for more Busseys relics we might dig up in the future!