My uncle, Arnold Sykes, was apprenticed to Kennings as a motor mechanic on leaving Nether Green school about 1923. The remarkable thing about Arnold was that he finished his working life there in 1971 still as a mechanic. He was called up and served with the REME in the Yorks and Lancasters, during WW2 and was evacuated from Dunkirk (I remember him getting home from there in a filthy and dishevelled state). On demob he was happy to go straight back to Kennings as a mechanic. He never owned a car but had a BSA motorbike for a while! But he could drive a car, and Kennings would let him borrow a car at the weekend whenever he wanted one. He took me and my sister and a couple of my aunts out for a drive to Ladybower when it was being constructed, and one day we went as far as Blackpool to see my Grandparents who had retired there. After the war he lived with his wife and mother-in-law in Bamford. Their house was a small "two-up and two-down" place with outside toilet. He had two daughters so I'm amazed how the five of them managed. Arnold lived there for the rest of his life except for the last couple of years when his health deteriorated and he went into care.
I'm sure that Kennings were agents for Morris and Austin.