Fledgling motor trader secures new home

Dylan McCabe of North Loop Autohaus with Ben Truslove, joint managing director of John Truslove

A specialist motor trader is enjoying a record-breaking performance after moving to new premises near Droitwich.

Dylan McCabe has taken his enthusiasm for high-performance German motors and turned it into a used car business, North Loop Autohaus, named after a stretch of the famous Nurburgring racetrack in Germany.

Despite the coronavirus lockdown McCabe was determined to press ahead with plans to expand into bigger premises.

“We shut down on 23 March, so I was looking at premises online and saw a unit on the Mere Green Business Centre, near Droitwich. I had nothing else to do so I drove out and happened to meet the landlord there.

“The premises are ideal for us. We’ve had a fair amount of work done because we wanted a base that reflected the aspirations of the business – and we see ourselves based here for at least ten years.

“With car parking space it runs to around 18,000 sq ft, compared to the 2,300 sq ft site we had before, but we have been so successful since we started, the business has outstripped all our expectations.

“We have been able to concentrate on premium performance used German vehicles and make ourselves the go-to showroom for enthusiasts like ourselves.

“As a result, once we had the business up and running again and moved into Mere Green, we have seen record-breaking months of trading.”

Ben Truslove, joint managing director at commercial property agents John Truslove, secured a five year lease for the landlord, Rufus Ulyet, on Unit 2 at the Mere Green Business Centre, which comprises 7,443 sq ft of showroom, workshop and office space.

He said: “These are high quality premises, finished to an excellent standard, providing the ideal home for an ambitious business such as North Loop Autohaus, which is targeted at the premium end of the used vehicle market.

“We were delighted to work with them, helping them take the next step in their progress while securing an excellent tenant for our landlord. We wish them every success.”

Nishad Alkram from Redditch solicitors Astwood Law acted for North Loop Autohaus.

Landlord Rufus Ulyet was advised by Ian Long from Cox & Hodgetts Solicitors of Evesham.