The Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor Fay Gooch was the guest of honour at the recent opening of the new Motorpoint Maidstone store on Friday 25th February 2022.
She warmly welcomed Motorpoint’s CEO, Mark Carpenter, General Sales Manager, Rob Jones and the thirty-strong Motorpoint team to Maidstone when she performed a blue-ribbon ceremony to mark the occasion.
The 16th store to open since 1998, Motorpoint’s retail team has transformed the former derelict two-acre site on Bircholt Road over 16 weeks creating a stylish store that covers 22,251 sq. feet with up to 120 nearly new cars and vans on display.
The Mayor of Maidstone spent time looking around the store, browsing a wide range of vehicles from small city cars to SUV’s and from EV’s to larger family sized ‘people carriers’ and vans. She also enjoyed chatting to the new staff and finding out about their new roles.
The Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Fay Gooch said:
“I was really excited and honoured to open this wonderful new ‘Motorpoint Maidstone’ store. Motorpoint is the largest independent retailer of nearly new cars and vans in the UK, it has stores all over the country, and now they have come to Maidstone, the County Town of Kent, creating thirty new jobs – it’s fantastic news!”
Commenting during the opening event Mark Carpenter, Motorpoint CEO said:
“I am delighted to be able to open our 16th store in Maidstone and to bring the award-winning Motorpoint car buying experience to the County of Kent – it marks an important milestone in our expansion plans across the south of the UK”.
“At Motorpoint we are all about giving our customers unrivalled choice by offering thousands of cars that suit their lifestyle and budget. A recent survey showed that 93% of our customers agree that we are unbeatable on price; we are fully committed to ensuring our customers can find and buy their next vehicle in the way that they prefer – whether that’s at their local store like Maidstone, buying online or by calling our sales team. Making our customers’ experience of buying a vehicle easy is at the heart of everything we do at Motorpoint!”
Motorpoint Maidstone’s general manager Rob Jones explained:
“After weeks of hard work to create our bright new store, it’s brilliant to finally open our doors to the public.
“Our new team at Maidstone are excited to be welcoming new customers to our fantastic new store and we are looking forward to giving our Maidstone customers the opportunity to experience our award-winning combination of choice, value, service and quality.”
Motorpoint Maidstone’s first customer was Forelle Duvan, who lives in the Staplehurst area of Maidstone.
She came into store to look at her nearly new car options based on a part exchange and she’s now the proud owner of a nearly new blue Volkswagen 5-door Golf Hatchback which she part exchanged.
Forelle said: “I had seen that Motorpoint was coming to Maidstone and I was keen to get down to the store to see what my options were.
“The staff were very friendly and polite and did not pressure me to decide which is important when you are buying a car on your own. Their sales team were very efficient and I was kept informed throughout the process. Good communication is important. There was a good choice of cars and it was nice to be left to wander on my own in the first instance. I was doing a part exchange and I had already researched the value beforehand and I was happy with the price offered by Motorpoint.”
Head over to our Maidstone store page if you want to find out more about the range available.