Derek and Kirsty McIlroy of Victor Harbor have sold McIlroy Auto Group and it is now Northpoint Fleurieu

Partnership: Kirsty and Derek McIlroy in the showroom they built at McIlroy Auto Group for the final time. The pair have supported many community groups.
Partnership: Kirsty and Derek McIlroy in the showroom they built at McIlroy Auto Group for the final time. The pair have supported many community groups.

Derek and Kirsty McIlroy have made a massive impact on the community of Victor Harbor and although they will still have their home at Waitpinga, they have sold their business McIlroy Auto Group.

THE LONG TABLE: Businessmen gathered at the Hotel Grosvenor on Friday, September 7, to wish Derek McIlroy best wishes for the future.

THE LONG TABLE: Businessmen gathered at the Hotel Grosvenor on Friday, September 7, to wish Derek McIlroy best wishes for the future.

Kirsty was born in Victor Harbor  and is the daughter of Jill Saunders and the late David Saunders and the granddaughter of the late Horrie and Nell Mayfield. Kirsty married Derek in 2000 in the family’s Seaview Road property.

Catch up: Scott Vowles, Michael Pengilly and Nick Gormley met at the Hotel Grosvenor   to congratulate Derek McIlroy on his impact in the community of Victor Harbor.

Catch up: Scott Vowles, Michael Pengilly and Nick Gormley met at the Hotel Grosvenor to congratulate Derek McIlroy on his impact in the community of Victor Harbor.

In 2006, Derek was appointed general manager of Southern Motors in Victoria Street with the aim of purchasing the business, which occurred in November 2006. So for the last 12 years Derek and Kirsty have supported the community of the Fleurieu and in 2008 re-branded the company to the McIlroy Auto Group and set up their business on Adelaide Road. 

MATES: Brian Underwood, Jeff Hobbs and Andrew Hill have a laugh at the Hotel Grosvenor on September 7.

MATES: Brian Underwood, Jeff Hobbs and Andrew Hill have a laugh at the Hotel Grosvenor on September 7.

Derek and Kirsty will now move on to the next chapter in their lives.

“We have been fortunate to live and work on the south coast and the community has been great support to both of us and our two children Holly and Edward. We believe the area has a great future as long as the community can remember to continue to support local businesses,” Derek said.

TWO FAVOURITES: Derek McIlroy and Max Bell are two successful businessmen in Victor Harbor and had a few tales to tell at the lunch on September 7.

TWO FAVOURITES: Derek McIlroy and Max Bell are two successful businessmen in Victor Harbor and had a few tales to tell at the lunch on September 7.

Derek and Kirsty have not just run a business, but supported many organisations financially and been leaders in the community. “The proudest initiative we have been part of is the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation and helping them to survive.” 

TOAST: Graeme Jameson and Rob Heaslip compare a story or two at the lunch at the Hotel Grosvenor in honour of Derek McIlroy.

TOAST: Graeme Jameson and Rob Heaslip compare a story or two at the lunch at the Hotel Grosvenor in honour of Derek McIlroy.

ALL SMILES: Peter Hooper and Paul Franke enjoyed a chat at the Hotel Grosvenor on Friday, September 7 to wish Derek McIlroy all the best.

ALL SMILES: Peter Hooper and Paul Franke enjoyed a chat at the Hotel Grosvenor on Friday, September 7 to wish Derek McIlroy all the best.

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