Ford & Slater Leicester

The company was founded in 1928 and has a distinguished history as a commercial vehicle dealer, obtaining the agency for British Leyland Commercial Vehicles in 1953. We are now one of the largest privately-owned DAF Trucks dealer groups in Europe.

Ford & Slater was acquired by Peter Strevens in 1991 and the Directors of Ford & Slater comprise Strevens family members and other senior managers. Certain key milestones in recent years include the following:  

  • Over £10 million invested in new dealerships in the last five years
  • Sixteen dealerships across the Midlands, East and North of England, over 750 employees
  • Ten ATFs across the company
  • Winner of the Motor Transport Apprenticeship of the Year Award in 2018
  • Winner of DAF's International Dealer of the Year 2020
  • Opened Ford & Slater Birtley Service dealership in May 2022
  • Acquired the Leeds, Sheffield and Stockton dealerships from Chatfields in September 2022
  • DAF Fleet Services successfully launched in Q1 2023
  • Winner of International Paccar Financial Dealer of the Year 2023

As a privately-owned company we take a long-term view. The Company owns the majority of its dealerships, profits have been re-invested since 1991 and security of employment is very important.

Our Mission Statement is to exceed our customer’s expectations by offering high quality transport services in an ethical manner at competitive prices.

We will achieve this by utilising the synergies within our dealership group, offering innovative solutions and a “one-stop shop” provided by highly motivated and skilled long-term employees, reinvesting profits to provide modern, safe premises.

DAF Trucks is our only truck manufacturer relationship, consequently our interests are wholly aligned with DAF Trucks unlike other dealers with competing manufacturer relationships.  DAF Trucks is a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc, the worldwide quality leader in the design and manufacture of premium light, medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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Ford & Slater Leicester

Hazel Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 2JG

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Steve Milnes

Retail Truck Sales Executive

0116 263 2835

07860 202 982

Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm


Kaine Gamble

Service Manager

07712 654023

Mon 6.00am to Sat 2.00pm (24 hours)


Ricky Johnson

Parts Sales Manager

07355 678369

Mon 8.00am to Sat 12.00pm (24 hours)

Used Trucks

Allan Hilton

Group Used Truck Sales Manager

07887 502 951

07887 502 951