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2019

Picture Perfect David!

Today we had a visit from the West Midlands Growth Company who are featuring our very own David Manners in a 'picture book' project...

Team Tuesdays - Meet Simon!

Welcome to #teamtuesday, our weekly focus on our staff members!This week meet Simon who has worked for DMG now for just over 12 months...

DMG just keep on giving!

Black Country Women's Aid were back at DMG today as our staff have once again donated loads more clothes, toys and homeware that we are giving to this great cause.

Goodbye weekend working, hello family time!

Following on from our Summer Opening Times announcement, we have taken the decision to no longer trade on a Saturday with our last day being 15th June 2019...

Happy Retirement Mary!

After 15 years loyal service, we say farewell to Mary Walton (pictured 2nd right) from our Accounts department today. All of the DMG staff wish Mary the very best. Good luck Mary in your future endeavours...

Happy Easter Everyone!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Happy Easter! Please note that we will be closed for the Bank Holiday weekend on Friday 19th April and will be open as usual from 9am on Tuesday 23rd April...

New Extended Summer Opening Hours

Great news! Starting from 13th May we are extending our opening times for the summer! So now you will have even more time in the morning and in the evening to get the parts you need for your classics! 😀⏰

David Manners awarded Freedom of the Borough

We are very proud to announce that our very own David Manners has been made an honorary Freeman of Sandwell!
David was recognised for his innovation and entrepreneurship in commerce and his local community work at a special ceremony at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury...

DMG are proud finalists at the FBOTY2019 Awards!

Thanks to your continued support we are delighted to announce that we have been promoted to ‘finalist’ for the #FBOTY2019 Awards!..

9 things to consider before restoring a classic car

Have you ever dreamed of restoring a classic car? Have you ever wondered whether it will be worth the blood, sweat and tears to restore a classic car back to its former glory? Here are our top tips to help you when considering a restoration project...

DMG show their support for local charity

Here at DMG we’ve been encouraging our employees to have a spring clear out and bring in any unwanted clothes, toys and homeware. We’re so proud of the efforts made by all of our staff and today we were able to donate all these boxes of essential items to Black Country Women’s Aid, an independent charity supporting survivors of domestic abuse in the West Midlands...

Which classic car is the best investment?

When it comes to deciding which classic car is the best investment we know which we’d choose. You need to do your research before you purchase your dream classic car, however, there’s plenty of evidence that classics can make great investments...

DMG shortlisted for regional award in 2019!

We are very excited to be shortlisted for the Midlands region of the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019! The awards, organised by Family Business United, recognise the contribution, heritage and values of family firms across the UK...

2018

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We close today and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January. Enjoy the festivities!!

DMG reflect on 2018

2018 has been a fantastic year and we want to share some of our best memories with you...

How to beat condensation in your classic this winter

Condensation at this time of year can cause a real problem for the classic car enthusiast. It is a familiar sight to see a fogged up car with the driver unable to see, this can be annoying, time consuming and dangerous...

DMG win big at the Midlands Family Business Awards 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that DMG won in both of the categories we were shortlisted for last night at the Midlands Family Business Awards Ceremony! Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer of the Year 🏆

December Opening Times

Please note that we will be closed on Saturdays throughout December! Our opening hours will remain the same Monday-Friday.

Fuzz Townshend keeps your classic running this winter

Fuzz Townshend stopped by at DMG recently to stock up on parts ready for the winter months; follow his trip around our warehouse and see what parts he relies on to keep his classics running all year round...

Vote for DMG to win the People’s Choice Award!

DMG have been nominated for a People’s Choice Award! As a 2018 finalist we are automatically entered into the People’s Choice category, which is decided purely by public vote...

Hats On 4 Ben

On Wednesday 10th October our DMG employees took part in Hats on for Mental Health Day raising money for Ben – Support for Life charity...

Classics and a cuppa!

On a lovely sunny Friday morning lots of beautiful classic cars turned up to our second Macmillan Coffee Morning...

Our Saturday Opening Times Are Changing

Please note that from 1st October 2018 our Oldbury trade counter will be closing at midday on Saturdays. We will be open from 9am - 5:30pm during the week as normal.

DMG in the running for top award!

DMG is delighted to be announced as a finalist in two categories of the Midlands Family Business Awards! We’ve been shortlisted for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award, and Employer of the Year Award...

'Sweet' conversion for a Morris Minor!

We love this Morris Minor converted into an Ice Cream Van by Sauce 'n' Sprinkles!..

Coffee & Classics is back! – Friday 28th September 2018

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Classic Car themed Macmillan Coffee Morning called Coffee & Classics on Friday 28th September!..

DMG make the Sandwell Top 50 Companies list

We’re very excited to have made the list of Sandwell’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in 2018!..

Celebrating 70 years of the Morris Minor

This year we are celebrating 70 years of the fantastic Morris Minor! The beloved and very British Moggy was launched at the 1948 Motor Show...

Pedal Power!

We are extremely proud of our sales team - Dave Woakes, Jack Weston & Adam Wellings who recently completed Pedal for Parkinsons. The team completed the 20 mile bike ride and raised lots of money for a fantastic cause. Well done guys!

Classics in the sunshine

Did anybody stop by and see the classic cars on display at Arrow Valley Country Park yesterday? We saw some beautiful classics and the weather couldn't have been better!

Farewell Mike - No minor contribution!

Today we are saying an emotional farewell to our much loved moggy expert Mike Lennon, who retires after many years of service with DMG, and many more years of friendship with David Manners...

Morris Minor Open Day – Saturday 19th May 2018

On Saturday 19th May we hosted our annual Morris Minor Open Day. We shared the beautiful sunny day with the Royal Wedding and we were delighted that the event attracted a great variety of cars including gorgeous Morris Minor 1000’s, Travellers and Vans to name but a few!...

Join us at the Morris Minor Open Day – Saturday 19th May

Will you be coming down to our Morris Minor Open Day this Saturday?! We’re forecast plenty of sunshine so be sure to bring your moggy along for a fun-filled afternoon!...

 

Look out for our fantastic new websites coming soon!

Did you know that we have four brand new websites coming very soon?! Here is a sneak peek of our new Morris Minor site…

Matt Tomkins from Practical Classics visits DMG

We were delighted to be able to help out Matt Tomkins from Practical Classics earlier this morning, when he was in need of 20w60 oil, an oil filter and a new coil and some heater pipe...

Captured Classics at DMG

With all of the lovely weather we have had over the past month we have had some stunning cars come to visit us here at DMG. Check out some photos of our favourites...

DMG Easter Opening Times

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Happy Easter! Please note that we will be closed for the Bank Holiday weekend on Friday 30th March and will be open as usual from 9am on Tuesday 3rd April.

DMG in the Community

Today we had the pleasure of visiting Thimblemill Library, just down the road from DMG, where David Manners presented the Friends of Thimblemill Library with a cheque to help support the upkeep of this integral community.

Celebrating International Women’s Day at DMG!

Today is International Women’s Day! So here at DMG we are celebrating the successes we have seen over the past few years with Kate Manners at the helm as our Managing Director...

DMG shortlisted for two awards!

We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories for the West Midlands FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards! Family Business of the Year and West Midlands Community Award 

Cross your fingers for us for the awards ceremony on Friday 16th March!

Congratulations Kate!

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to our MD Kate Manners, who is celebrating a work anniversary today – 23 years at DMG! 

DMG launch the Family Fund Scheme

DMG are the proud new sponsors of Bustleholme FC! This is part of our DMG Family Fund, where each year staff members can nominate a worthy local cause and we will choose one to support for the year.

2017

Happy Retirement David Field!

After 20 years loyal service, we said farewell to our expert Parts Advisor David Field who retired on Friday 22nd December. Our MD, Kate Manners presented David with some gifts from all of the DMG staff and wished him well for the future. Good luck David in your future endeavours!

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