A history of W Livingstone Ltd
Three generations - one business
William Livingstone was our grandfather, who, along with our father John, started the business in 1961 in their home town of Uddingston. Initially, John, a fully qualified mechanic ran the workshop and also looked after car sales. The business grew steadily on the strong beliefs of hard, honest work, a fair price and always giving great customer service. These beliefs still hold true today.
Our longest serving member of staff, David Brown, joined us in 1977. David helped develop our Sales business during the many years and changing names of British Leyland, Austin Rover and finally Rover until we ‘saw the light’ in February 1991 and swapped Rover for SEAT. David continues to look after many of our customers, including now also specialising in Motability.
Our Service Manager, Sandy Cochran, joined us straight from school in 1979 as an apprentice mechanic. Sandy worked through our workshop becoming foreman and then Service Manager in 1991 at the time of introducing SEAT to our company.
We offer a ‘one stop shop’ facility – looking after every aspect of your car’s needs from the day you take delivery
Since joining SEAT in 1991, we have been privileged to win many awards for excellence. These have been awarded to both the dealership and also to individuals who have proven their abilities in national SEAT competitions. Most recently our Foreman Technician, Alan McLellan fought off stiff competition to be crowned as the 2013 SEAT Master Technician of the Year. Our professionalism has also been recognised by the Institute of the Motor Industry when in 1997 we became a ‘Brass Plaque’ Dealer signifying the professional reassurance that we as a company offer our customers. The plaque also highlights the extensive number of individual employees who are members of the Institute. This membership commits these individuals to a code of professional conduct.
Being crowned Scotland’s best franchise garage for the second time in 2013 is a fantastic accolade. This achievement, earned through a national competition run by the industry regulator Motor Codes and based on customer votes and comments, is a great tribute to our excellent staff and the levels of service that we provide our customers.’
We are fortunate to have a great team of staff in all areas of our business, many with over 20 years’ service. They are all dedicated to providing great customer service.
We offer our customers a ‘one stop shop’ facility as we can directly look after every aspect of your car’s needs from the day you take delivery. Our workshop carries out all types of servicing, maintenance & repairs. This includes tuning, air conditioning servicing, tyre and window replacement. We also have an MOT testing station on site so we can MOT your car while it’s in for service. Our bodyshop can repair & repaint your car whether that is after an unfortunate accident or just to maintain its appearance. We also resolve minor repairs such as shopping trolley & car park dents, often without even having to re-paint the panel.
Don’t just take our word for it — read what our customers say about us
Our fully stocked Parts Department, managed by Bryan Walker, supplies a wide range of parts and accessories to both trade and the public. We can offer an extensive range of products and accessories for your car including, roof racking, child seats, body kits, sports exhausts and even SEAT branded clothing.
We don’t expect customers to stay loyal just due to our heritage, we understand the need to stay price competitive in all the products and services that we offer. Take a look at the offers detailed on our site or give us a call and put us to the test.
Robin G Livingstone BA FIMI
Jan Alderdice MIMI
Customer Service Director
- Robin Livingstone – Managing Director
- Andy McNally – Sales Manager
- Michelle Logan – Office Manager
- Jan Alderdice – Customer Service Director
- Sandy Cochran – Service Manager
- Bryan Walker – Parts Manager