Lord Mayor of Portsmouth welcomes Motorpoint to the city as the UK’s largest independent nearly new car retailer continues southern expansion

Motorpoint, the UK’s largest independent retailer of nearly new cars and vans, 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.

Now fully open, Motorpoint was officially welcomed to the vibrant city of Portsmouth by The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Frank Jonas and the Lady Mayoress of Portsmouth, Councillor Joy Maddox JP.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Portsmouth 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.

They both enjoyed chatting to the new staff and finding out about their new roles as well as Motorpoint’s charity and sports sponsorship outreach plans with local Portsmouth clubs and charities.

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 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 maritime 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.

“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.”

Further information about Motorpoint Portsmouth and other stores is here: www.motorpoint.co.uk

  • Motorpoint is the UK’s largest independent car retailer selling nearly new cars and light commercial vans.
  • 20 new jobs have been created at Motorpoint Portsmouth including Sales & Sales Management, Customer Service and Vehicle Preparation roles.
  • Motorpoint Portsmouth stocks around 75 low mileage, nearly new cars and light commercial vehicles from 30 different manufacturers. The store is open seven days a week and provides free customer parking as well as free Wi-Fi. Self-serve hot and cold drinks are available in a café style setting.
  • Motorpoint was established in 1998 and now operates in locations in Birmingham, Manchester, Birtley, Burnley, Castleford, Stockton, Chingford, Derby, Glasgow, Newport, Oldbury, Peterborough, Sheffield, Swansea, Widnes, Maidstone and now Portsmouth.
  • Every vehicle onsite is checked by experts from Motorpoint and comes with either the balance of manufacturer’s warranty or the Motorpoint Warranty. All vehicles are 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 a bonus, Motorpoint will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend. Every purchase, whether it is instore or online, is backed by a 14-day money back guarantee.
  • Motorpoint employs over 800 people nationwide.
  • Motorpoint is one of a select number of businesses to retain the coveted Feefo Platinum category award – this is in recognition for achieving three consecutive years of Feefo Gold Trusted Service status in 2020.
  • Motorpoint has appeared consistently in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • For more information on Motorpoint visit www.motorpoint.co.uk
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