Motorpoint helps NHS staff save over £140,000 during lockdown

01 July 2020 Press Release

Motorpoint has helped NHS staff save over £140,000 during the lockdown

“We have been taken aback with the response to the scheme and are absolutely thrilled that we have been in a position to be able to support NHS staff up and down the country”

The UK’s largest independent car retailer, which has a network of branches throughout England, Scotland Wales, launched a special discount scheme in late April as a thank you to all health and care workers.

Since then the scheme, which closed on June 30, has proved to be a real hit with NHS staff with some 474 health and care workers using the £300 saving to help towards the cost of a nearly new, low mileage car from Motorpoint as well as taking advantage of the company’s free Home Delivery Service at the same time. In total, they saved themselves £142,400.

Motorpoint, which fully re-opened all of its branches in June, has been busy implementing new COVID-19 safeguarding procedures. This includes unaccompanied test drives through to contactless collections in branch in specially designated areas and home delivery to anywhere in the UK mainland. It has also launched an Online Portal to ensure that the car buying experience is now completely paperless.

Mark Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of Motorpoint, said: “We were keen to show our appreciation to all the health and care workers in our communities who have been doing such an incredible job in very testing circumstances. We decided to launch our discount offer in late April as a small way of saying thank you from everyone at Motorpoint for everything they have done for us.

“We have been taken aback with the response to the scheme through May and June and are absolutely thrilled that we have been in a position to be able to support NHS staff up and down the country by helping almost 500 people save a combined £142,200 on the cost of their next car from Motorpoint. Although the discount scheme has now ended Motorpoint will continue to offer free home delivery to all NHS health and care workers in the UK mainland backed by our 14-day money back guarantee.”

Top 3 Cars Purchased by NHS Staff
1. Ford Fiesta
2. Nissan Juke
3. Fiat 500

Among those to benefit from the NHS discount is Paramedic Nick Grant, who lives in Chorley, Lancashire. “I work as a Paramedic,” he explained, “and my fiancé as a Doctor and we were really pleased not just with the friendly, approachable and professional staff (at Motorpoint Burnley) but also the £300 saving as this money will help towards the costs of rearranging our wedding which we have had to postpone due to the pandemic.”

Motorpoint currently has over 5,000 low mileage, nearly new cars and light commercial vehicles available from over 30 different manufacturers. Every vehicle comes with the balance of manufacturer’s warranty backed by the Motorpoint Price Promise. This means Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find the same car cheaper from a competitor. As an added bonus, it will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.

For further information about Motorpoint’s COV19 procedures and policies click here