Our History

The 50s

The Duckworth family has been connected with engineering since James Duckworth, a precision engineer from Sheffield, moved to Lincolnshire in 1952.


The 60s

James’s son Martin, another keen engineer, was particularly interested in motor vehicles. From the age of 12, during school holidays and at weekends, Martin worked for an MOT and servicing garage in Lincoln. In 1962 Martin left school at 16 years old. Having already moved out to the village of Ingham, Martin and his father James opened a village garage and engineering business.


The 70s

A combination of Martin’s drive and enthusiasm for the Land Rover brand and an agricultural customer base, whose main vehicle choice for the farm was the Land Rover Defender, encouraged the affiliation with the brand. During the late 1970’s Land Rovers had started to dominate the workload of the garage.


The 80s

In 1978 Martin began writing to Land Rover hoping to obtain the official Land Rover franchise which, after a lot of hard work and persistence, ensued in 1980. A new premises was required which would need to be big enough to house a vehicle showroom, a workshop and a parts department. A previously derelict workshop was located in Market Rasen and after a series of rebuilds and renovations over the years it is still the location for the Market Rasen branch.


The 00s

Martin’s eldest son Ben joined the family business in 2002 after completing an apprenticeship with Land Rover UK, gaining an HND in Motor Manufacturing and a wealth of experience working in various departments and on a number of projects at the Land Rover factory over a period of 7 years.



In 2007 Ben took over the role of Dealer Principal and expanded the business to include a second dealership in Kirton, near Boston. Between the two dealerships Duckworth Land Rover now has over 100 staff members and continues to thrive due to having a passionate customer service focused attitude, an exceptional team across the dealerships, encouraging and supportive management, and a wonderful, loyal customer base.

  • I was very satisfied with the service at Duckworth's. They were very helpful. Please don’t change what you're doing!

    New Owner, Oxfordshire
  • Duckworths is an excellent family run dealership who offer great service and backup.

    New Owner, Grantham
  • Everyone I met was friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing more could have been done to improve - I was 100% happy with the level of service.

    Aftersales Customer, Boston
  • Duckworth's provide a very personalised and high quality service - nothing is too much trouble! Our Sales Consultant followed up everything promptly, efficiently and courteously.

    New Owner, Newark
  • The team at Duckworth's had a genuine interest in us and our needs. They were reliable and professional!

    Aftersales Customer, Derby
  • Duckworth Select was a garage where I actually felt safe to buy a car after the many I had looked at and Nick you have a great mannerism which makes people feel comfortable to properly view cars, ask questions (because they know you'll know the answer) and spend time in the showroom.

    Nicky, Jaguar XKR

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