Motorpoint has grown to become one of the largest independent car retailers in the UK, offering the best possible prices on new and nearly new used cars. The business was established in 1998 and has expanded to the point where they now operate from nine sites and employ over 600 people. Since starting out, they have sold over 500,000 vehicles and provided over £2 billion of savings compared to what customers would have paid at dealerships.
The company recently completed their much awaited expansion into the North East. Previously North East customers had to travel to the Burnley and Glasgow branches, but it was clear that a dedicated branch was needed to keep up with demand. A unique opportunity arose in Gateshead when Carcraft entered administration earlier in 2015. Motorpoint purchased their nine-acre site and redeveloped it, creating their newest premises in the process.
In opening the site in the North East Motorpoint created 50 automotive jobs, attracting people interested in sales, customer service and administrative roles. The company employed people from the local community and ensure the successful applicants would receive the very best training. Their business model is built on offering not only great prices but also a fantastic level of customer service. Quality training is required to facilitate this.
The 50 automotive jobs already created are expected to be followed by more in the future, particularly if Motorpoint is successful in their quest to boost their market share in the North East. With 500 vehicles currently on the site representing 35 different manufacturers, there is a lot of potential for growth.
At John Gibson Associates we have a passion for the automotive sector and provide a flexible service to clients in need of a quality recruitment service. We are highly experienced and have a detailed understanding of the unique demands in the industry. This makes us a great partner for all kinds of companies, whether they are involved in sales, manufacturing or aftercare services.