A good friend of MotorMartin is forever visiting Motorpoint to ‘just look’ whilst promising that he’s not buying this time before texting later that he’s managed to replace his latest car with something newer, again! It would appear that Motorpoint are certainly doing something correctly as the cars chosen have been fine examples of low mileage, well cared for vehicles with no discernible faults other than those created by Mr. S himself. A quick glance at www.motorpoint.co.uk shows a considerable variety of manufacturers and vehicles to choose from with all engine, mileage and specification variations taken care of. It’s easy to see why Mr. S is so enamoured.
Motorpoint was established in 1998 and has gradually built itself up to become the UK’s largest independent car retailer with nine locations in Birmingham, Birtley, Burnley, Chingford, Derby, Glasgow, Newport, Peterborough and Widnes. Motorpoint also operates a UK based call centre, which sells over 1,000 vehicles each month.
Motorpoint stress that they offer the motorist unrivalled choice, value and service whilst aiming to deliver the highest levels of customer service across all touch points. This culminated in Motorpoint being named one of the Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies to Work for in 2015.
It therefore comes as no surprise to hear that Motorpoint has been named as one of the Top 10 best performing medium-sized companies in the country by Fast Track, the organisation behind the prestigious Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.
The Top Track 250 ranks the UK’s leading privately-owned medium sized companies based on their sales performance over the last 12 months. Motorpoint, which turned over £551m in the 2014-15 financial year, moved up 26 places to 8th, its highest position since the Top Track 250 was created a decade ago.
The news comes on the back of another strong year for Motorpoint who sold 41,000 new and nearly new low mileage cars in the 2014-15 financial year. It is currently on target to sell 50,000 new and nearly new low mileage cars in the 2015-16 financial year, saving its’ customers nearly £300m off new list price in the process. Motorpoint’s strong performance was also recognised earlier this year when it was named one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Medium Sized Companies to Work for.
Mark Carpenter, managing director of Motorpoint, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have achieved Top Ten status in the coveted Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250. This accolade simply wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and determination of each member of the Motorpoint team whose unwavering commitment to the business enables us to deliver a truly unique car buying experience for our customers based on choice, value and service.”
Motorpoint recently announced that it is investing £5m opening its ninth site in Birtley, south of Newcastle, in early November. A tenth site is scheduled to come online during the first half of 2016 as part of Motorpoint’s ongoing expansion plans.
So Motorpoint are justifiably happy, Mr. S can continue the search for his perfect car and MotorMartin is able to highlight another success within the UK’s motor industry. Well done Motorpoint.
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