About Us

Progress Skoda is a private, local and family owned motor dealership group representing the Skoda Franchise in Bedford, Letchworth and Northampton. The Dealerships are ideally placed, covering the A1 and M1 corridors. Progress Skoda always aims to provide the very best offers, advice and service to customers of these areas with everything they need for all things Skoda.  

Skoda is changing and growing and already has a fantastic range of well priced, well equipped and because of its Volkswagen group ownership has the best possible technically advanced cars available. The range of models have increased this year with the additions of the Citigo and the Rapid, which have joined the Fabia, Roomster, Octavia, Yeti and Superb, making a 7 car range.

Many have recognised Skoda in recent years; with them taking many honours. These awards include ŠKODA scooping the double ‘COTY’ honours at 2013 CarBuyer Awards, whilst ŠKODA Yeti taking ‘Best Car of 2013’ award and the Superb winning ‘Best Estate Car’ two years ago and then retained the title in 2012. Leading on from this, the Skoda Yeti was also awarded the‘Best Compact Family Car’, while the ŠKODA Superb was titled the ‘Best Family Car’ by the Auto Express 2013 Driver Power Awards.

The Octavia has scooped one of the biggest honours in the motoring industry, taking the Best Family Car title in the2014What Car? awards.

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Progress Škoda is very proud and honoured to be representing such a dynamic and forward thinking marque such as Skoda and in fact that is all it does do, unlike many motor groups there is not a big board of Directors with a diverse range of businesses or interests across the country. Progress employs 35 people and has apprenticeship programmes in place for young people to be trained as future Skoda Technicians and is active in developing all staff to be an advocates and experts  for the Skoda brand and to buy into the ‘Progress ethos’ of doing all they can to never ever lose a customer and treat customers as they themselves would wish to be treated.  

Progress is very much about Skoda people serving Skoda people

John Bunyan wrote the book ‘Pilgrims Progress’ in Bedford gaol in the Sixteenth century-‘’ As a Bedford boy, I was born and grew up in Bedford so there was only ever going to be one name for my business, hence the name Progress’’

Terence Byrne Owner and Managing Director of Progress Skoda