Motordepot was formed in 2002 as a single site business in Clarence Street, Hull, East Yorkshire.
Our Hessle site was added in 2005 and we traded from both locations up until late 2013. Our team consisted of a total staff of approx 50 and our turnover had grown consistently to circa £30 million.
Motordepot initiated a successful expansion program in early 2014, continuing over the last six years, opening two vehicle preparation centres and an increased portfolio of ten further retail locations, including a site in Lincoln, due to officially open in November this year.
This growth has enabled us to employ over 400 staff across the group and report a turnover last year of in excess £200 million, a significant increase in just 6 years.
We have consistently maintained and developed our Company culture and ethos throughout the growth of the business. Our aim is to offer our customers a very friendly, relaxed, transparent and ethical buying experience. We strive to ensure all of our team members feel valued, appreciated and supported in their journey with is
Over the years we have created and developed a bespoke ‘Head Office Support’ function enabling us to facilitate our substantial growth. Our team help to develop the retail sites and operations teams by offering experienced advice and support relative to their particular area of expertise. To facilitate and accommodate our ‘Head Office Support’ function, our ‘Web Support’ team and our successful ‘Telesales’ department, we moved to a new ‘Head Office’ facility in Hessle during 2017.
Our Values represent our:
- Brand, Ethos & Culture
- Development & Growth
Head Office Support Function areas:
- Service Support/Vehicle Preparation
- Procurement/Stock Management, Vehicle Disposal
- Customer Service (Group Compliance, GDPR & Business Support)
- Human Resources. (Health & Safety, Training & Site Maintenance)
- Site Operations
SERVICE SUPPORT & VEHICLE PREPARATION
To support our continued growth and subsequent vehicle retail volumes we took the decision to open two preparation centres in Goole and Hull. The larger site in Goole opened in June 2018 accommodating circa 500 vehicles, a 40 ramp workshop and a purpose built paint facility allowing the preparation of around 1500 vehicles per month. Our smaller second centre in Hull is currently under expansion and will soon be capable of mechanically and cosmetically preparing around a further 500 vehicles per month.
We operate 7 days a week with teams of mechanical technicians, vehicle bodywork technicians, valeters and all associated support staff.