Charles Hurst, part of Lookers Motor Group, marks 110th anniversary with new sustainability drive

Northern Ireland’s largest car retailer celebrates 110 years of investment, growth and success and pledges to deliver a carbon neutral estate

Northern Ireland’s largest car retailer and aftersales service group Charles Hurst – part of UK and Ireland motoring group Lookers Plc – is marking 110 years in business with a pledge to make its entire estate carbon neutral and be the region’s first choice for electric vehicles.

Founded in Belfast in 1911 at the cusp of a global driving revolution, Charles Hurst has become a motoring powerhouse through investment, growth and continuous innovation. With more than 900 staff across the island of Ireland, it is its headquarters on Belfast’s Boucher Road is the largest automotive retail park in Europe.

Marking its anniversary business milestone, Charles Hurst said it planned to invest further in a range of initiatives to achieve net zero carbon emission status, including the rollout of an extensive electric vehicle charging network powered by renewable energy.

It also plans to extend its programme of reducing internal energy use and dramatically raising recycling rates as part of an annual target commitment that will make all its sites greener and sustainable.