Motorpoint is set to double its used car supermarket footprint in Scotland with the opening of a new location in Edinburgh.
The independent retailer is currently recruiting 30 new members of staff for the new facility which is being developed in Pendragon’s former Evan Halshaw Ford dealership on Baileyfield Road, Portabello.
The 33,000 square foot Edinburgh store will stock around 400 Clean Air Compliant vehicles on site, Motorpoint said.
Richard Start, regional retail director at Motorpoint Edinburgh, said: “We are excited about the opening of our new store in Edinburgh.
“We are busy transforming the site with an extensive multimillion pound investment to get ready for our September 2022 opening day. We are now keen to recruit team members to join us at our new Edinburgh store.”
Motorpoint will leverage its recent top-placed ranking as The Best Companies League’s top automotive company to work for.
That result came in the same month that Motorpoint expanded to 17 used car retail locations with the opening of a new, 1.5 acre, 120-vehicle dealership in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth’s opening came just days after chief executive Mark Carpenter said the £5 million sale of the used car supermarket group’s Stockton site would provide the business with “further firepower” for growth as it aimed at taking its annual revenues to £2 billion.
Spelling out the importance of a second Motorpoint site in Scotland, Start said: “We already have a strong Motorpoint presence in Scotland with a well-established store in Glasgow and our Preparation Centre in Motherwell.
“We’ve sold a car to every postcode in Scotland and are proud of our award-winning track record for delivering first class customer service.
“We are keen to hear from people with experience from other sectors and industry including hospitality or retail, for example. We’re proud to be an active member of the Automotive 30% Club, an organisation that campaigns for gender balance in the automotive sector.”