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Celebrate 30 years of Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy with style

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy® motorcycle.

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MINI named most loved brand
MINI

MINI WINS AUTO TRADER’S ‘MOST LOVED BRAND’ 2020

MINI has been awarded “Most Loved Brand” at the 2020 Auto Trader New Car Awards.

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Digital key
BMW

BMW announces Digital Key for iPhone

BMW announces support for Digital Key for iPhone. A secure and easy way to use iPhone as a car key to lock, unlock, drive, and share keys with friends.

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Limited Edition FXDR 114
Harley Davidson News

HARLEY-DAVIDSON SOFTAIL FXDR 114 LIMITED EDITION

Bowker Harley-Davidson is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of a very special Harley-Davidson® Softail® FXDR™ 114 Limited Edition motorcycle – one of …

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Covid-19
BMW

COVID-19 Update: 1 June 2020

At Bowker Motor Group we are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and the impact this is having on our business, employees, customers and partners.

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Covid-19
BMW Motorrad

COVID-19 Update: 1 June 2020

After closely monitoring Government guidance regarding Covid-19, from Tuesday 12 May we will begin the first phase of our Centre reopening.

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Covid-19
MINI

COVID-19 Update: 1 June 2020

At Bowker Motor Group we are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and the impact this is having on our business, employees, customers and partners.

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Covid-19
Harley Davidson News

COVID-19 Update: 1 June 2020

At Bowker Motor Group we are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and the impact this is having on our business, employees, customers and partners.

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MINI Genuine Parts
MINI

Bowker MINI introduce mail order service for MINI Genuine Parts

The health and safety of our customers a priority and we are pleased to be providing a mail order service for MINI Genuine Parts.

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BMW X6
BMW

The X6. Take Centre Stage.

The BMW X6 is a beast; a fearless performer with attitude, aggression and style.

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Softail
Harley Davidson News

Rise of a Legend: 7 – 9 February

Join us to celebrate the life of the Softail® Motorcycle from Friday 7th – Sunday 9th February.

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BMW X1 and X2 Plug-in Hybrid
BMW

Introducing the new BMW X1 xDrive25e & BMW X2 xDrive25e.

A highly efficient electric drive and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enable an electrically powered range of up to 35 miles in the two new plug-in …

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Now that’s what I Call Bowker Christmas Videos

We’ve outrun jet fighters, ended up in orbit, let children take over the dealership and received visitations through magic tins of beans. Here, we take …

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Harley Davidson Christmas Gifts for harley davidson christmas gifts
Harley Davidson News

LATE NIGHT OPENING.

Thursday 19th December. Stuck for Harley-Davidson® gift ideas? We’ve got you covered. With Christmas just around the corner, why not treat that special biker or …

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Wake the Lakes
Harley Davidson News

WAKE THE LAKES 2020

Back for the 11th Year in Kendal, Wake the Lakes 2020 will be BIGGER & BETTER!  The new Mintbridge Facility is fit for a celebration …

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Bowker Halloween Drive Out 2019
Mini News

Ninth Bowker MINI Halloween Drive Out is Spooky Success

A big Bowker thank you to everyone who took part in the Bowker MINI Halloween Drive Out this year. On Sunday 27th October, more than …

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Peter Turner
Mini News

Peter’s Back on Four Wheels at Bowker MINI in Preston

The Bowker MINI Centre on the docks in Preston has a new manager. 55-year old Peter Turner from Wigan is a familiar face at Bowker. …

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BMW News

World Stage Awaits for Blackburn Golfer

A former Clitheroe Grammar School student has won through to the world final of a prestigious amateur golf tournament. 21 year-old Louis Barrett, from Wilpshire, …

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EICMA 2019 Motorrad
BMW Motorrad News

New Motorrad Models Announced at EICMA 2019

Tuesday 5 November 2019 – three all-new BMW Motorrad models have made their hotly-anticipated debut at the internationally-significant ‘EICMA 2019’ motor show in Milan. CHASE …

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BMW Motorrad

Bowker Motorrad Riderwear Sale

TIME TO CHANGE GEAR. SAVE UP TO 75% ON SELECTED RIDER EQUIPMENT*. Are you looking to upgrade your gear? Perhaps you’re planning your riding wardrobe …

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Mini News

MEET THE NEW MINI ELECTRIC

It’s great to get special treatment. Which is why we’re offering you and a guest the chance to feast your eyes on our first electric …

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Mini News

Bowker MINI Halloween Drive Out 2019

Join us on Sunday 27th October 2019 at 10am for our ever anticipated annual Bowker MINI Halloween Drive Out! All MINI owners, family and friends …

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BMW News

Andrew is Motability Specialist of the Year

Andrew Holden, who works at Bowker BMW and MINI in Blackburn, has been honoured as the best Motability specialist in the country.

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Mini News

Live Magazines day out with the PHEV MINI Countryman

Live Magazines Paul Agnew was intrigued by the new PHEV MINI Countryman. We sent him out in our demonstrator model for a MINI PHEV Adventure. …

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Harley Davidson News

Harley-Davidson launches new 2020 models

Harley-Davidson launches new motorcycle models and technology for 2020 New models, new technologies, and more customer choices are featured in the expansive lineup of Harley-Davidson® …

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BMW

Be Part of the Future….Now.

The electric car is set to go far … We’re talking about the future of motoring here and, as usual, BMW leads the way. The …

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BMW

World Final for Preston Amateur Golfer

A Lancashire golfer has become the first competitor from the county to represent the UK at the final of world’s largest amateur golf competition in …

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BMW

WLTP – What Does it Mean?

From September 2018, all cars must have been homologated under the new WLTP (Worldwide Hamonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) test cycle which is designed to …

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BMW

Our Electrifying Partnership

Award-winning Lancashire luxury restaurant and hotel, Northcote, has taken delivery of a new hybrid electric BMW from Bowker Motor Group. The new BMW 2 Series …

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BMW

Lancashire Motor Group Managers Take On Burnley 10K Challenge

Seven members of the management team at Bowker Motor Group are in training to take part in this year’s Asda Foundation Burnley 10K. Bowker BMW, …

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BMW

GOING THE EXTRA MILE

Do you claim a car allowance? Whatever your budget and lifestyle, Bowker can help choose the best option for you, writes Victoria Bamber. Affordable, luxurious, stylish, practical, …

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BMW Sales Retailer of the Year
BMW

Bowker BMW in Preston Crowned ‘BMW Sales Retailer of the Year’ 2017

Bowker BMW in Preston has been crowned ”BMW Sales Retailer of the Year” at the 2017 Retailer Awards.

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BMW

Bowker Blackburn BMW Open Weekend

Bowker Blackburn Dedicates Refurbished BMW Centre Re-opening to Amateur Rugby Unsung Heroes. Three Blackburn Rugby Club volunteer coaches have officially reopened the newly-refurbished Bowker BMW …

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Aftersales Retailer of the Year
BMW

Bowker BMW named Aftersales Retailer of the Year at National Awards

Bowker BMW on Trident Park in Blackburn has been crowned BMW UK Aftersales Retailer of the Year.

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Motability specialist
BMW

Blackburn Car Executive is Motability Specialist of the Year

Andy Holden, our Blackburn-based Sales Executive, has been named Motability Specialist of the Year.

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Burnley FC in the Community
BMW

Bowker Boss raises money for Burnley FC in the Community with 10K Run

Group Managing Director, Chris Eccles, personally raised £390 for Burnley FC in the Community.

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Mini News

MINI ELECTRIC UNVEILED AT OXFORD AS BRAND TURNS 60.

BE ONE OF THE FIRST IN LINE. PRE-ORDER NOW > https://bit.ly/MINIElectricPreOrder MINI has today unveiled the new MINI Electric at the Oxford plant, the home …

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Mini News

Celebrating 60 Years of an Icon.

The MINI 60 Years Edition. On 26 August 1959, British Motor Corporation (BMC) proudly revealed a car that captured the imagination of the world and …

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Mini News

ACCIDENT? IT’S YOUR CALL.

MINI mishap? Bumped BMW? It’s your call where you send your car to for repair and Bowker have it covered, as Matthew Parkinson explains. Until …

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Mini News

WLTP – What Does it Mean?

From September 2018, all cars must have been homologated under the new WLTP (Worldwide Hamonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) test cycle which is designed to …

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Mini News

Burnley 10K Success Raises Over £1,000 for Charity.

The management team at Bowker Motor Group has raised over £1,000 for Burnley FC in the Community at this year’s Asda Foundation Burnley 10K running …

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Mini News

1499 LIMITED EDITION CARS.

1499 MINUTES TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL. ACT FAST. Soon we’ll be giving you the chance to book a test drive in the MINI 1499 …

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Mini News

BMW Group announces next step in electrification strategy.

Flexible vehicle architecture to enable electrification of every model series Fully electric MINI confirmed as MINI 3 door variant Electric drivetrain Made in Germany, integrated …

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Mini News

Special Delivery for Little Mix.

Bowker Blackburn MINI surprised the Little Mix star, Jade Thirlwall’s mother, on Christmas morning by delivering a brand new grey MINI Cooper Hatch!  Little Mix’s tour manager …

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Mini News

Lancashire MINI Centres Back North West Adventurer’s Historic ‘Italian Job’ Cycle Challenge.

Two Lancashire MINI centres have backed a North West cycling adventurer’s bid to become the first person in history to complete the Giro D’Italia on …

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Mini News

The safest in servicing…

When it comes to the upkeep of your car, servicing plays a vital role. Make sure you’re signed up to a servicing programme you can …

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Harley Davidson News

The Bowker Centenary Edition – Battle of the Kings 2019 National Finalist.

Bowker Harley-Davidson® is pleased to announce “The Bowker Centenary Edition” has achieved National Finalist status in the UK & Ireland National Round of the 2019 …

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Harley Davidson News

Battle Of The Kings 2019 – The Bowker Centenary Edition.

2019 marks 100 years since our parent company, WH Bowker, was established when William Bowker used his war gratuity to buy the first vehicle. Our …

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Harley Davidson News

Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Launch – Thursday 4th October.

There’s not much longer to wait until the launch of the all-new 2019 Harley-Davidson® FXDR™ 114. The new Softail® powerhouse that delivers arm-stretching, smile inducing …

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Harley Davidson News

Harley Davidson Fat Bob – The Best Cruiser Bike of 2018.

Harley Davidson Fat Bob crowned Auto Trader’s Best Cruiser Bike of 2018 From the moment Harley-Davidson released information and images of the all-new Softail range, …

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Harley Davidson News

HARLEY-DAVIDSON DELIVERS BIG FOR 2019.

A bold Power Cruiser, updated Touring, Trike and CVO ranges plus all-new infotainment system top a full slate of new products across the board. • …

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Harley Davidson News

Riding the new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special & Iron 1200 – what the press say.

Plans are firmly in place for the eagerly awaited Sportster Weekend here at Bowker Harley-Davidson. Over the weekend of 12-13th May, we will be celebrating …

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Harley Davidson News

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON FORTY-EIGHT SPECIAL & IRON 1200 SPORTSTERS.

Harley-Davidson adds to the long legacy of its Sportster motorcycle line with the introduction of two new models: Iron 1200™ and Forty-Eight® Special. The latest …

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Harley Davidson News

THE NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORT GLIDE – HANDLING AGILITY MEETS LONG HAUL ABILITY.

Harley-Davidson has today (07-11-2017) revealed a new Softail® model at the EICMA 2018 motorcycle show in Italy. The all-new Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide™ is the factory …

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Harley Davidson News

REDESIGNED. REBUILT. REINVENTED. READY TO RIDE?

 The all-new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail® models have arrived at Bowker Harley-Davidson and are ready and primed for viewing and test rides. The new Softail range …

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BMW Motorrad News

Bowker Bike Night with Mackenzie & Hodgson.

Niall Mackenzie and Neil Hodgson brought comedy, behind the scenes gossip and hilarious stories of old to Bowker Motorrad on Tuesday 20th August 2019. Over …

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BMW Motorrad News

Baron Von Grumble Tour 2019.

Join us for a UK premiere! The first ever Baron Von Grumble Tour is coming to Bowker Motorrad. Join us on Wednesday 27th March for …

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BMW Motorrad News

Blood Bike Bonus as Riders Raise Over £1,000.

Bowker Motorrad has raised over £1,000 for North West Blood Bikes from a Seasonal Social attended by over 100 local riders. The fundraising raffle offered …

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BMW Motorrad News

BMW R 1250 GS Launch – Saturday 13th October.

The latest evolution of the GS success story – the new BMW R 1250 GS! Discover a new generation of the iconic Boxer engine with …

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BMW Motorrad News

2018 PR Racing BSB Team Confirmed.

Czech contender Jakub Smrz will return to the British Superbike Championship grid in 2018 with the PR Racing LLoyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW team, …

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BMW Motorrad News

BMW HP4 RACE.

212 BHP, Carbon fibre frame, wheels, fairings, plus Ohlins, Brembo and just 171 KGs!…….Sound good? BMW Motorrad present the production version of their carbon fibre …

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BMW Motorrad News

Bowker Motorrad Backs Myerscough Motorcycle Courses.

A Preston motorcycle dealership has donated a 1200cc boxer engine to test motorsport students technical skills on real life engineering. Bowker Motorrad on the docks …

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BMW Motorrad News

Lancashire Motorcycle Dealership Confirms First British Superbike Team Partnership.

Bowker Motorrad in Preston has confirmed its first-ever partnership with a British Superbike Championship racing team. Bowker Motorrad will partner with PR Racing for the …

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BMW Motorrad News

Motorrad Lancashire Attack Sponsorship.

Sponsorship Boost For New Lancashire Youth Football Team Determined to Make Bawling Touchline Parents a Thing of the Past A new Lancashire youth football team …

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BMW Motorrad News

BMW Motorrad R 5 Hommage. The Essence of Beauty and Simplicity. Custom meets heritage at the Concors.

Munich/Cernobbio. 80 years ago, BMW presented the BMW R 5 to the international public – an exciting new technological development that was to influence motorcycle …

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BMW Motorrad News

BMW MOTORRAD UK AND TAS RACING ANNOUNCE FIVE-RIDER TYCO BMW RACING TEAM.

The team will contest British Superbikes, Superstock 1000 and International Road Races including the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and the Ulster GP …

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Harley Davidson News

BATTLE OF THE KINGS 2017: ORIGINAL CUSTOM

After weeks of building, sneak peeks and promises of what we have in store, every nut and bolt is in place and we’re ready to …

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Ribble Valley News

Bowker Ribble Valley – Prestige Car Passion in Lancashire

Michael Smallbone from Live Ribble Valley Magazine visits one of the region’s most prestigious car showrooms, where he spots a magnificent ultra-rare Lotus Exige. With blossom on …

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MINI

Bowker Blackburn – 10th Anniversary Event

It’s our 10th anniversary We invite you to our family fun weekend on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2016 as we celebrate our BMW and MINI …

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BMW M2 Coupé
BMW

New extensive range of BMW M Performance Parts for the new BMW M2 Coupé.

The BMW M2 Coupé has an extensive range of M Performance Parts designed to make your drive as exhilarting as possible.

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News

10 MILLIONTH MINI BUILT AS BRAND CELEBRATES 60TH YEAR

As MINI continues to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the brand has achieved a new feat as the ten millionth MINI produced globally since 1959 rolled off …

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Warden Construction Appointed to Build Porsche Centre Preston

Lancashire-based Bowker Motor Group has appointed Preston-based Warden Construction Limited to build the new 43,000 square feet Porsche Centre in the city. Demolition began on …

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Structural Work Begins on New Porsche Centre

Bowker Motor Group has celebrated the start of installation of the steel which will form the main structure for the new Porsche Centre Preston. The …

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News

MINI ELECTRIC UNVEILED AT OXFORD AS BRAND TURNS 60

MINI has today unveiled the new MINI Electric at the Oxford plant, the home of the brand where the very first Mini was built 60 …

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News

Lancashire Car Dealer Group Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

53-year old Andrew Gee from Wigan has been appointed into the new role for both Bowker Motor Group and Bowker Transport (WH Bowker Ltd).  It is …

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WTLP- What Does It Mean?

Since 1992, the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) has been used to determine the fuel emissions and consumption values of vehicles. From September 2018, there …

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Bowker Motor Group Agrees New AFC Fylde Mill Farm Stadium Stand Partnership

Bowker Motor Group has agreed a two-year corporate partnership extension with AFC Fylde. The partnership will see the Lancashire-based automotive retailer continue the sponsorship of …

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Bowker Motor Group is keeping Community moving

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is pleased to announce that Bowker Motor Group will become the charity’s official vehicle supplier for the next two …

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Preston Community Radio Station Unveils New Breakfast Show Sponsor

Community radio station City Beat 103.2 FM in Preston has confirmed a deal with a Lancashire motor group to sponsor its breakfast show. Bowker Motor …

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Burnley 10K Success Raises Over £1,000 for Charity

The management team at Bowker Motor Group has raised over £1,000 for Burnley FC in the Community at this year’s Asda Foundation Burnley 10K running …

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News

Bowker Motor Group to Open New Porsche Centre Preston

Porsche Cars GB Limited has appointed Bowker Motor Group to operate its new Lancashire Centre. The family-owned motor group now plans to build a new …

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Lancashire Motorcycle Dealership Confirms First British Superbike Team Partnership

Bowker Motorrad in Preston has confirmed its first-ever partnership with a British Superbike Championship racing team. Bowker Motorrad will partner with PR Racing for the …

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W H BOWKER LTD ACQUIRES OPERATIONS FROM POTTER LOGISTICS LTD

International and UK logistics specialist W H Bowker Ltd has announced that it is acquiring the warehousing and transport operations at five sites belonging to …

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Porsche Centre Preston Planning Permission Approved

Bowker Motor Group has received planning permission to build a new 43,000 square feet Porsche Centre in Preston. Preston City Council approved plans for the …

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Stewart Registers 30 Years Service with Blackburn BMW Centre With an Eye on the Future

A Blackburn BMW centre service manager has celebrated a 30 year employment milestone. Stewart Rose joined Bowker BMW – now on Trident Park in Blackburn …

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RIbble Valley Business Awards Sponsor

Bowker Motor Group are delighted to be a category sponsor for the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2015. There will be 16 award categories, celebrating and …

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AFC Fylde Reveals First Mill Farm Stadium Stand Partnership

AFC Fylde have revealed their first corporate partnership at the club’s new ground Mill Farm in Wesham. The agreement with Preston-based Bowker Motor Group will …

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News

Bowker Harley-Davidson® – Turning Dreams into Reality.

After 8 years of establishing the Harley-Davidson® business in Preston, we were determined to make a very successful business even more so by creating the …

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News

RIBBLE VALLEY RIDE CYCLE SPORTIVE – SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2015

Fabulous, challenging routes  – 25, 60 & 100 miles Electronic Chip Timing Lots of food, much of it home-baked Supporting worthwhile charities Bowker Motor Group …

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The Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards – Sponsor Announcement

Bowker Motor Group are delighted to announce our support of the Bright Spark award at the inaugural Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards. The black tie event takes place on Thursday April …

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Rusty Rally 2015 – The Two Paulos

Paul Rowley (Rowland Homes) and Paul Bowker (Bowker Motor Group) will soon be heading off on a whistle stop tour of europe in a £500 …

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2015 Harley-Davidson® Model Launch Night

An evening of rock music and good food was accompanied by the release of the all new 2015 Harley-Davidson® models. Around 150 were in attendance …

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WHEELS IN MOTION

Bowker Motor Group has gone from strength to strength with their recent expansions into new markets and investment to their flagship dealerships – and it …

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Bowker Motor Group Confirms Further Preston Expansion

Lancashire motor group Bowker has revealed more expansion plans with the confirmed purchase of land adjacent to its docklands BMWand MINI centres in Preston. The Preston docklands …

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Bowker Motor Group Begins Building New Preston Docklands HQ After Planning Approved

Lancashire motor group Bowker will begin building a new group headquarters and motorcycle dealership – after Preston City Council approved plans for a six-figure transformation …

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Preston Car Dealership Reveals £750,000 Expansion Plans

Bowker BMW on the docks in Preston has revealed plans to expand the dealership. The proposed two-phase development will cost £750,000 and initially see the …

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Bowker has been shortlisted for the 2014 AM Awards!

Bowker Motor Group has been shortlisted for two awards at the prestigious AM Awards. Highlighting the company’s continued success, Bowker is a finalist in the …

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Bowker BMW are pleased to present the BMW i8

The BMW i8 is the second model to be launched from BMW i. It is the first plug-in hybrid vehicle from the BMW Group and …

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Blackburn Car Dealership Celebrates Record Breaking £16 million First Quarter

Bowker BMW in Blackburn has confirmed its highest-ever first quarter turnover in history. Over 500 cars were sold from the motor group’s BMW, MINI and …

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Running a marathon is a daunting task in itself but imagine being faced with two marathons in just one week

Phil Curwen of Bowker Blackburn Car Centre has challenged himself with running the Paris Marathon followed by the London Marathon the following weekend.  Being a …

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