Motorpoint, the UK’s largest independent retailer of nearly new cars and vans, opened its 19th store in Coventry on 21 October 2022, creating 25 new jobs and delivering unbeatable value for money to car buyers in the city.
Located next to the Gallagher Retail Park off the A444 Jimmy Hill Way, the multi-million-pound outlet will be the 18th in Motorpoint’s growing network and will further strengthen its position in the Midlands where it also has stores in Birmingham, Oldbury and Derby.
The opening is part of a nationwide expansion for Motorpoint as its mission to keep used car prices unbeatable continues to resonate with motorists feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living crisis.
But despite the brand’s focus on exceptional value, it will still give nearly new car customers the same standards of care and attention as new car buyers. The new site’s state-of-the-art showroom (formerly Brandish Vauxhall) is ideally suited to the delivery of Motorpoint’s award-winning customer experience.
Meanwhile, the huge three-acre site has space for 200 vehicles, giving customers a wide choice of nearly new cars and vans to choose from in one convenient store location with 1000’s more available via Motorpoint’s online shop.
Work on the site is underway now and the new store is expected to open for business in mid-October. Recruitment is also in progress with senior and trainee roles in sales and service, administration and vehicle preparation all available at the Coventry store.
Mark Carpenter, Motorpoint CEO said: “We are excited to be bringing Motorpoint to Coventry. It’s one of the best-connected cities in the UK and that means car buyers across a wide area can enjoy the many benefits Motorpoint brings to the retail market for nearly new vehicles.
“We are focussed on giving our customers the widest possible choice for the best possible value and affordable cost and finance – that has never been more important than in today’s financial climate.
Chris Goodison, Motorpoint Coventry’s Regional Retail Director said: “We’re really looking forward to opening the new store in Coventry and to be able to start meeting customers and helping them find the right car for the right price.”
Goodison added: “We are extremely proud of our company culture and our record as an equal opportunities employer. We place great emphasis on providing an exceptional working environment where our staff enjoy a fantastic range of benefits and there is wealth of opportunity for career development and progression within Motorpoint.
“We have a strong ethos of being part of the wider community in the areas where our stores are located; we have an active fundraising programme that supports local and national charities and events.”
Lord and Lady Mayoress of Coventry officially open city’s Motorpoint Store
Our 19th store was declared open by Cllr Kevin Maton, Lord Mayor of Coventry at the special store celebration event on Friday 4th November 2022
Motorpoint CEO Mark Carpenter and Chris Goodison, Retail Regional Director for Motorpoint Coventry, presented a £1,000 donation to the store’s chosen charity Myton Hospice. Moving forward, all events held at Motorpoint Coventry will raise funds for the hospice, a charity that does incredible work across the Coventry and Warwickshire community to support people and their families who are living with the impact of a terminal illness.
Declaring Motorpoint Coventry open, Cllr Kevin Maton, the Rt Worshipful Lord Mayor of Coventry, said: “It is always a real pleasure to see businesses investing in the city, especially as we continue our recovery from the problems of the pandemic, and Motorpoint has shown faith in Coventry. The new store is a great addition to our city, and I am sure will be popular for drivers across Coventry.
“We are very proud of our heritage as the birthplace of the British car, and the motor industry is a very important part of our future, so we are always delighted to welcome new names to our motoring family. On a personal note, I am so pleased that the new Motorpoint store is here in Meto Lakha Close. The road is named after a late friend and colleague and our city’s first female Asian city councillor and former Lady Mayoress.”
Speaking at the opening, Mark Carpenter, CEO of Motorpoint, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be opening Motorpoint Coventry and bringing the Motorpoint brand to Britain’s best-connected city. “At Motorpoint we are all about delivering the very best quality for the very best price and that’s never been more important than it is now, in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis. “Our ‘never beaten on price’ guarantee means that whenever we open a new store, used car prices in the local area fall across the board. The people of Coventry and the surrounding area will be next to experience and benefit from ‘the Motorpoint effect’.”
Finally, receiving the store’s donation, Laura Haswell, Partnerships Fundraiser for The Myton Hospices said “We are delighted to have the support of the new Motorpoint Coventry store and can’t thank them enough for choosing The Myton Hospices as their local charity partner. This year we need to raise £9.1 million to continue providing our vital services free of charge to people in Coventry and Warwickshire living with terminal illnesses – we can’t do it without the generosity of our local community, so partnerships like this one really do make a big difference.”