Tuesday 20 October 2009


A primary school youngster who has won a design and paint competition will see his colourful design used as the basis for the new paint scheme of Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff’s courtesy shuttle bus.

Five years old, David Keane from Sully, Cardiff entered the competition which marked the opening of the Tyndall Street Volkswagen retailer, which was acquired by the Sinclair Group, securing over 100 jobs.

David’s colourful and imaginative design will be hard to miss as the courtesy shuttle bus travels around the city centre each day.

The winning design also benefited David’s school, Sully Primary School which received £100.

Commenting on the transformed bus, brand manager, Richard Seaward, said: “We felt our existing shuttle bus needed a revamp and David’s design has certainty helped us to create a striking upgrade.

“The shuttle bus is used daily to transport customers in and out of the city centre whilst their cars are being serviced or having an MOT. We feel confident that David’s creation will bring a smile to motorists’ faces.”

The Sinclair Group is an independently owned company which was established in 1945 and has become one of the largest and most successful motor groups across the south and west of Wales. The Group supplies new and approved used Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Škoda, smart and Commercial Vehicles in addition to its car hire, servicing and body shop facilities.

The recent acquisition of the Cardiff and Newport Volkswagen sites in November 2008 has seen the company grow its retailers to 19 and increase its employees to 600.

Picture caption: David Keane (aged six) shows off his winning design accompanied by Acting Head Teacher, Sully Primary School, Kathryn Hart and Sinclair Volkswagen Brand manager, Richard Seaward.

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