Used car retailer to open its fourth store in Yorkshire

CarShop, a used car retailer which already operates a large store in Wakefield, has selected Halifax as the home of its latest Express store, which will open its doors to the public on 1 November.

As well as allowing customers to choose from the its thousands of cars UK-wide online, the new base will hold a selection of cars on-site which customers can browse from.

Nigel Hurley, CEO of CarShop, said: “CarShop Express Halifax builds on the extremely successful Express store concept that already exists in Leicester and Leighton Buzzard, and combines this with CarShop’s larger, original stores to hold 70 cars that have been hand-picked to cater for the local area.

“It’s the best of both worlds and we’re hoping it will encourage our Yorkshire customers to browse, hold and buy their cars with even more ease and speed than ever before.”

The new 14,520 sq ft store will take the place of the former VW dealership on Halifax Road, which closed in 2019.

Paul Harnett

Fifteen new positions have been created as a result of this opening – the majority of which are Express specialists who support the customer the whole way through the buying process.

Also joining them are a vehicle technician and an account administrator, which CarShop is still currently recruiting for.

Paul Harnett, the head of business at CarShop Express Halifax, who previously led the CarShop Manchester team, said: “I’m really excited to be involved in the opening and running of CarShop Express Halifax – the first store of its kind in the UK through combining the Express experience with having a selection of cars on-site and a large service centre to cater for the local area.

“Plus, I live in Wakefield, so I’m looking forward to being able to spend more time at home with family rather than on the road.”