About Us

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

ŠKODA 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 ŠKODA in recent years; with them taking many honours. These awards include New Fabia 2015 What Car? Car of the Year, Octavia voted What Car? Family Car of the Year, 2014 Auto Express JD Power Survey Skoda voted Best Manufacturer, 2014 Expert Eye Customer Satisfaction Award Skoda voted Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer, 2014 Honest John Awards Octavia voted Number 1 Large Family Car.

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 ŠKODA 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 70 people and has apprenticeship programmes in place for young people to be trained as future ŠKODA Technicians and is active in developing all staff to be an advocates and experts  for the ŠKODA 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 ŠKODA people serving ŠKODA 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 ŠKODA