Used car retailer, CarShop, has created 75 new jobs after choosing Nottingham because the location for its eleventh store in the UK.
The Enterprise Way site, which sits off Queens Drive and the A413, is CarShop’s largest ever retail investment.
CarShop Nottingham displays over 900 used vehicles across its 7-acre site.
The store will feature a large outdoor forecourt, indoor showroom, and something of CarShop’s drive-in service centres.
The 75 roles it's created range from mechanics and MOT technicians, to customer service advisors and weekend sales colleagues.
Nottingham was the birthplace of CarShop’s parent company – Sytner Group – in 1968. CEO, Nigel Hurley, worked in Nottingham for nearly a decade in the 1990s, and CarShop’s Commercial Director, Greg Smith, has lived in Nottingham his very existence – born here, went to Nottingham Trent University, and began his career at Sytner’s BMW Nottingham.
Hurley said: “Nottingham is how it all began for Sytner Group and that’s why I’m so thrilled this will be our flagship store – both in terms of facilities and investment. I’m proud that we’ve been able to continue with our ambitious growth plans of opening CarShop Nottingham before the end of the year too, despite the hurdles that the pandemic has presented.
“The providing of job prospects and opportunities for young, residents, as well as investment and business activities for the local area, is something extremely important for us at CarShop and we’ll be announcing more about our plans here over the next few months.”
Lee Dowell, Head of economic at CarShop Nottingham, adds: “Nottingham is such a thriving city – in terms of business, culture and its young people – making it the perfect place for CarShop’s flagship store.
“The website will be home to the largest selection of used cars in the area and one of CarShop’s distinctive drive-in service centres, so – in addition to adding to Nottingham’s retail offering – it will provide residents with a holistic, modern, and comfortable shopping experience.
“Extra care measures are also in place throughout the store, as we’re committed to providing the safest possible in-store shopping experience too.”