Used car retailer Concept Automotive Services has opened a flagship store in Enfield, north London, during a flurry of activity that resulted in two senior appointments.
Tony Martin, former regional sales director for Concept's southern division, has been promoted to head a new training operation, while Peter Harris, previously regional market manager at Dagenham Motors, has been appointed group head of customer relations.
The new superstore, the ninth in Concept's network, accommodates 300 vehicles undercover and has workshop and repair facilities.
It is currently branded CarLand, after the collapsed used car retailer acquired in March, but directors have not ruled out renaming the site Concept.
Julian Cole, Concept site development director, expects to retail between 300 and 400 vehicles a month from Enfield, with a turnover around £25m-£35m.
“Low residual values are attracting more customers to the business, who expect lower prices,” he said. “Sales are already going well.”