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Snows Toyota Hedge End brings order to the court with a green solution for local law firm

We proudly handed over the keys to a brand new Toyota Yaris Hybrid, in order to help support the staff at Eric Robinson Solicitors with their commute to their new headquarters



Eric Robinson Solicitors has been supplied with a new Toyota Yaris Hybrid by Snows Toyota Hedge End, which is located less than a mile away from the law firm.

Snows Toyota are pleased to be able to support expanding businesses, such as Eric Robinson Solicitors, by supplying the things that are essential to their growth and progression. The new Toyota Yaris will be used by the firm to help staff travel from its new headquarters to other offices, but with a greener conscience.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid models combine electric power with a petrol engine for fuel efficiency, resulting in improved fuel consumption and emissions. The ‘shuttle’ will be used for staff journeys to and from the firm’s nine other offices. These include Richmond in south-west London, Bracknell and, nearer to home, Southampton, Winchester and Basingstoke.

Snows are proud to have built a strong relationship with Eric Robinson Solicitors, with a partnership that stretches back decades in South Hampshire.

The company, established locally in 1964 by the namesake late founder, Eric Robinson​, is currently made up of 140 staff and has just recently moved into its new head office in early September. This latest HQ is a 6,235 sq ft ground floor office at two-storey Vanbrugh House, at Botleigh Grange, Hedge End, near Southampton, which was sourced for the law firm by Nik Cox, a partner at the Southampton office of commercial property consultancy Vail Williams.

Craig Petrie, Eric Robinson Solicitors’ managing partner, said: “We’ve had a commercial relationship with Snows for many years now and the Toyota Yaris Hybrid will provide staff with greener transport to and from our other offices across the region. It will serve as a fuel-efficient city runaround and no doubt, there will be competition to see who can get the most miles to the gallon because of the electric power.”

Stephen Snow, Snows’ chairman, said: “Eric Robinson and Snows are two expanding companies, established locally within two years of one another, and are part of the lives of many families and businesses here in Hampshire and the surrounding counties.

“My late father, founder Geoff Snow, sponsored a youth cricket team in the New Forest a few decades ago and it is great to see that one of the players from that time is David Franklin, Eric Robinson’s operations and business development manager. These links and continuity, with customer service and loyalty at the heart of everything we do, are important.”

Snows Toyota Hedge End Sales Manager, Steve Barrett, (pictured on the left) said: “The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is very economical for stop-start city driving and has a regenerative braking system which produces electricity for storage in the battery for petrol-free use later on.

“We expect to see more businesses like Eric Robinson to switch to hybrid pool cars because of the fuel efficiency savings.”


Snows Group has 48 franchised dealerships across the South of England, stretching from Plymouth to Guildford, and including the Isle of Wight. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.

Author: Sophie Taylor

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Posted on 18/09/2018