RUGBY fans flocked to the opening of a new business in Dewsbury – when former British Lions legend John Bentley was guest of honour.
John, who hails from the town, officially opened the new branch of HGV Direct at Lees Hall Road.
The company, which provides parts and spares for leading makes of trucks, has invested more than £30,000 in refitting the premises to provide a service desk and extensive storage area.
HGV Direct already operates six branches across the Midlands and north-west .
Its customers range from fleet operators, independent and franchised commercial vehicle garages and distributors to owner-drivers.
Nurul Haque, who has more than 20 years experience in the industry, has been appointed as branch manager in charge of two members of staff.
The launch was followed by a customer open day.
Simon Smedley, managing director of HGV Direct, said: “After two months of hard work, I’m delighted that we are now welcoming customers to our new Dewsbury branch.”