Our history

The leader in nearly new cars for over 20 years

1998

  • The UK’s leading independent car retailer opens for business in Derby
  • Motorpoint spearhead's the BBC’s "Rip Off Britain" campaign

1999

  • Motorpoint launches Boomerang, its ground-breaking Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) plan

2000

  • Motorpoint opens its national call centre

2001

  • Motorpoint opens its second site in Burnley

2003

  • Motorpoint opens its third site in Glasgow

2005

  • Motorpoint opens its fourth site in Newport

2006

  • Motorpoint becomes the first car retailer to sell to every postal area in England
  • Motorpoint opens its fifth site in Peterborough

2007

  • Motorpoint becomes first car retailer to sell to every postal area in Scotland

2008

  • Motorpoint celebrates its 10th anniversary

2010

  • Motorpoint becomes first major car retailer to gain Specialist Automotive Finance (SAF) approval

2011

  • Motorpoint opens state-of-the-art training facility in Derby

2012

  • Motorpoint launches National Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Motorpoint opens its sixth site in Chingford

2013

  • Mark Carpenter appointed Group CEO
  • Motorpoint named Car Supermarket of the Year by Motor Trader magazine
  • Motorpoint opens its seventh site in Birmingham
  • Motorpoint is named the UK’s number one independent car retailer by Motor Trader magazine

2014

  • Motorpoint named the Ultimate Digital Car Supermarket by Auto Trader
  • Motorpoint opens its eighth site in Widnes

2015

  • Motorpoint named one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK and then every year thereafter
  • Motorpoint opens its ninth site in Birtley

2016

  • Motorpoint is listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Motorpoint opens its tenth site in Castleford
  • Motorpoint opens its eleventh site in Oldbury

2017

  • Motorpoint opens its twelfth site in Sheffield

2019

  • New Head Office opens in Derby

2020

  • Motorpoint opens its thirteenth site in Swansea
  • Motorpoint opens its fourteenth site in Teeside
  • Launched home delivery service

2021

  • Dedicated preparation centre to serve Scotland opens in Motherwell
  • Record levels of customer satisfaction as measured by NPS (83 in H2)
  • Motorpoint opens its fifteenth site in Manchester (October 2021)
  • Customer fully digital finance offering enabled