​In February 2015, Shropshire based dealer group Greenhous purchased two Ford dealerships in Newtown and Welshpool in Mid-Wales from WR Davies. Over the last 18 months the Newtown Ford business has been redeveloped to accommodate a new Transit Centre. To help run the group’s first Ford outlets Greenhous employed Tony Mellish, who had wide fleet experience with Ford. Initially fleet and commercial manager, Mellish oversaw the rebuilding of Newtown and the creation of the Transit Centre. In January 2016 he took over as dealer principal.

Greenhous has long been a fan of Ford and this centre was local to the group’s core in Shrewsbury but not too close to existing Ford centres. It’s a large area, stretching around 60 miles north into Snowdonia, 40 miles west to Aberystwyth and 90 miles south to Newquay.