The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Frank Jonas along with Lady Mayoress Mrs Joy Maddox JP joined the Motorpoint team recently to mark the official opening of Motorpoint’s newest store on 29 April 2022.
The 17th store to be opened by the UK’s largest independent retailer of nearly new vehicles point the opening of the new 1.5 acre site in the Hilsea area of Portsmouth followed a multi-million-pound investment which has transformed the former derelict site into stylish store with a with up to 120 nearly new cars and vans on display.
Motorpoint officially opened the doors to its new Portsmouth store recently following a blue-ribbon ceremony undertaken by Portsmouth’s Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress to mark the occasion.
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Portsmouth were welcomed to Motorpoint Portsmouth by Motorpoint’s CEO Mark Carpenter and spent time looking around the store, browsing a wide range of vehicles from small city cars to SUV’s as well as EV’s and larger family sized ‘people carriers’ and light commercial vans.
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress enjoyed chatting to the new staff and finding out about Motorpoint’s charity and sports sponsorship outreach plans with local Portsmouth clubs and charities. As part of its community outreach programme Motorpoint is supporting local charity body Pompey in the Community and from next season Motorpoint is principal sponsor at Portsmouth FC and is the 'back of the shorts' sponsor for Portsmouth FC’s Women’s team.
The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Frank Jonas said: “It’s brilliant news that Motorpoint has chosen the great waterfront city of Portsmouth as its first store location on the south coast. Motorpoint has made a significant investment in the city. They are providing jobs and career opportunities which is great for the local economy and have transformed a derelict site in the heart of Hilsea into a space where people can find high quality used cars which are 100 percent clean air compliant. We are delighted to welcome Motorpoint to Portsmouth.”
Commenting Mark Carpenter, Motorpoint CEO said: We are delighted to have opened our 17th store in Portsmouth – a vibrant city with a strong marine heritage. We are the UK’s largest independent nearly new car retailer and this new store is an important milestone in our expansion plans across the south of the UK. We are proud to bring our award-winning customer service to the exciting city of Portsmouth.”
Mark added: “Providing our customers with unrivalled choice by offering them thousands of cars that suit their lifestyle and budget is at the heart of what we do. Customer surveys show that 93% of our customers agree that we are unbeatable on price, something we strive to be each and every day. We are also 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 Portsmouth, buying online or by calling our sales team.”
Motorpoint’s Area Sales Manager Rob Jones said: “After weeks of hard work to create our bright new store, it is great to be able to finally open our doors to the public.
Staff at the new Portsmouth store are looking forward to welcoming new customers in store.
“Our Portsmouth team are excited to welcome new customers to our fantastic new store. We are looking forward to providing our customers across the south coast with a first-class customer experience and our award-winning combination of choice, value, service and quality. We are happy to arrange the all-important test drives that so many of our customers really appreciate. If customers are looking to finance their car, we also offer great purchase and part exchange options. And if a customer wants to sell their car to us they can use our Sell Your Car service option.”
SMC Facilities Management are one of Motorpoint’s refurbishment contractors.
Commenting about this latest building project completion for Motorpoint, Steve Croft, MD at SMC Facilities Management said: “It was great to see the design & build of the new Motorpoint Portsmouth site come to life at the recent launch. This is the fifth location we have refurbished in partnership with Motorpoint - its particularly pleasing to have been able to transform a derelict plot in Hilsea into a modern retail space which Motorpoint colleagues and customers really appreciate.”