Renault and Cullen end partnership after 26 years

Renault and Bill Cullen have had a boardroom break-up that has seen a 26-year relationship ended, with both parties agreeing to go their separate ways.

Mr Cullen, who was the star of the Irish version of The Apprentice, hasn’t been performing to the high standard he set the budding business stars on his show.

In July, the Bill Cullen Motor Group lost the Renault franchise for two of its businesses in Ennis and Galway, with the loss of 29 jobs.

Mr Cullen’s Dublin showrooms had continued to sell Renaults at Liffey Valley and Airside, but this relationship is set to end by “mutual agreement”.

A Renault spokesperson said: “Renault and Bill Cullen announce that the Bill Cullen Motor Group will no longer be Renault dealers from 31st August 2012 in Liffey Valley and Airside. The parties have terminated their relationship by mutual agreement.

“Renault will announce separately its plans to distribute Renault vehicles and parts in the areas previously serviced by the Bill Cullen Motor Group.”

The Dublin showrooms have 60 employees between them, and though it is unclear what will happen, Mr Cullen said he had exciting news about new brands.


Lifestyle

With documentary film ‘Fantastic Fungi’ set to take the world by storm, Joe McNamee looks at the fabulous world of mushroomsDocumentary explores the magic of mushrooms

I lead a very busy life — I’m a mature student in college — and I separated from my partner but the separation was my decision. I hate myself when it beckons as it ultimately makes me fatter, it has the reverse effectDear Louise: I had my bulimia under control. But the demon has returned

This year has been particularly difficult and stressful, and I think that’s an even more important reason to make time for your health.Derval O'Rourke: Resistance is far from futile and necessary

Best-selling author Faith Hogan is keeping the faith during the lockdown, thanks to her Moy Valley haven in Ballina, Co Mayo.Shape I'm in: Keeping the Faith during lockdown

More From The Irish Examiner