Welcome to Rivervale
Making Motoring Manageable
Tommy Sopwith and Peter Rigden acquire Hartley and Midgely, a Ford Car garage on Preston Road, and Tommy also acquires a site on the Kingsway Hove that became Endeavour Kingsway Hove.
Endeavour Motor Company acquire a garage in Shoreham-by-Sea that became Endeavour Ford of Shoreham.
Endeavour open a site on Beaconsfield Road for commercial vehicles.
Endeavour Motor Company Brighton
The Preston Road site was redeveloped and became Endeavour Motor Company Brighton. It traded as a main Ford dealership and was the UK's first ever 24/7 repair facility.
Endeavour open a workshop in Saltdean specifically for the preparation of top quality cars.
Rally Sports (RS)
Endeavour Motor Company become one of the few UK Ford dealers to be appointed as a Rally Sports dealer.
Endeavour Motor Company Redhill was formed. By this time the company had facilities in Preston Road, Old Steine and Ditching Road Brighton, Newhaven, Saltdean, Shoreham-by-Sea and Redhill.
Tommy Sopwith acquires a Mercedes-Benz / Lancia car dealership business in Pangbourne. It became a Mercedes-Benz car dealership named Rivervale of Pangbourne. 'Rivervale' was chosen because of the site being in the valley of the Thames.
Tommy Sopwith forms Rivervale of Brighton by acquiring a Mercedes-Benz and Dastsun garage on Victoria Road, Portslade, at the time called Prestwich Garage. Endeavour kept their head office in Preston Road, Brighton.
Porsche move out of a site in Richfield Avenue Reading and Endeavour acquire the site, in preparation to redevelop and relocation Rivervale of Pangbourne to become Rivervale of Reading.
A new state of the art and purpose built Porsche dealership, Rivervale of Hove, opens in Victoria Road, Portslade.
Rivervale of Reading sold to Appleyard.
Sytner acquires the Porsche franchise.
Vince Pemberton leaves Rivervale Mercedes to run Eagle Oak Vehicle Contracts with his dad - a leasing brokerage in Worthing, West Sussex.
Rivervale Cars is formed, Sytner moves Porsche to Burgess Hill/Mid Sussex.
Rivervale Cars Mazda starts trading.
Eagle Oak Vehicles is acquired by Rivervale.
Eagle Oak Contract Hire & Leasing and Used Vehicles rebrand to Rivervale Contract Hire & Leasing and Used Vehicles under Rivervale Cars umbrella.
Planning permission granted for Rivervale House.
Rivervale House opens, and Rivervale Servicing & MOT was created.
Rivervale Minibus was created.
The Rivervale Fleet department was established.
Maxus UK & Ireland announced the addition of Rivervale to its network. The Rivervale Maxus Centre was established.
Rivervale Used Vehicles rebrands to Rivervale Performance Motorcentre (RPM).
Rivervale Cars Ltd complete a management buyout from Endeavour and appoint a new Board of Directors.
OSV & Castle Minibus
Rivervale acquire Castle Minibus, followed by Worthing based leasing brokers OSV.
Rivervale update their brand identity across all departments.
Who are Rivervale?
Rivervale provides leasing, purchasing, servicing & vehicle management for cars, vans & minibuses.
We aren't tied to any manufacturer and so we are able to both supply & service ANY make & ANY model of car or van giving you all the options available in one place.
Our mission is to 'make motoring manageable' thats why we try our best to take away any hassle when it comes to your vehicles.