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Independent Used Car Dealer Award Nomination
Motor Market is proud to be nominated for the Independent Used Car Dealer Awards at the prestigious 7th annual F&I Conference and Awards, taking place on the 19th October 2017 in a stunning 350-million-pound waterfront development in Leeds.
The Award recognises the very best F&I and customer service performances for the smaller dealership and small used car dealer group. Judges will look for evidence in areas such as customer testimonials, web presence, and consistently high-quality levels of customer experience.
Hosted by the BBC’s Louise Minchin the event will include market leading professionals covering topics from e-commerce, compliance, cyber security alongside many other current issues in the finance and insurance markets. Celebrities Sir Ranulph Fiennes (OBE), Sean Fitzpatrick and Brian Moore will also be adding the own brand of experience and no doubt humour to the occasion.
Dean and Adam Bridge will both be in attendance for the occasion, with Dean commenting it’s fantastic for us to be recognised on a national level and put alongside some great companies we hold in very high regard. We’re looking forward to what is always an informative day, a great opportunity to meet people and to be shortlisted for an award is an additional bonus.
Danish Speedway Legend Returns to the Area
Motor Market where very pleased to play their part in helping bring 3 times World Speedway Champion Nicki Pedersen back to the area, for an entertaining evening where the sell-out crowd was treated to some wonderful stories of the Danes illustrious and sometimes controversial career.
The event at The Cleveland Arms Wolverhampton was excellently hosted by Sky Sports presenters Nigel Pearson and Kelvin Tatum who in his own right holds 3 World Long track and 2 British Speedway titles to his name.
Only a stone's throw from Monmore Green stadium where Nicki completed some of his British league apprenticeship with Wolverhampton Wolves, it was no surprise to see a capacity crowd keen welcome there hero home. They listen intently to hear how Nicki has progressed from enthusiastic young lad who started in Danish motorcross, through his early development in the British league to his epic Grand Prix battles that culminated in his 3 world titles.
Motor Market where sponsors of the evening and in attendance Dean commented, "It's always great if we can support these types of community events. It's no secret how important speedway is to our local area and how passionate the fans are about it. I've seen many local Cradley Heathens supporters here this evening; many are not only customers but have become friends, so it's a pleasure for us to do our bit.'
Motor Market's competition to win 'Reggie' the reliable part exchange!
As part of our 10 year anniversary celebrations and a gesture of thanks to our loyal customers Motor Market, and partner company Black Country Car Finance, launched their biggest competition yet. The chance to win 'Reggie' the reliable part exchange! Kicking off this summer with a bang, the competition ran for the whole of July; giving one lucky winner the chance to scoop a free car, with no catches or costs to worry about.
Coming with all the usual reassuring extras customers have come to expect from the area's largest and favourite independent dealership; Reggie was certainly a prize worth winning Just some of the benefits included were; a full 12 month MOT, a pre-delivery inspection, 12 months road tax and a complimentary service. It's not hard to see why the competition garnered so much attention through Facebook when the winner had the chance to scoop all of this as well as the ongoing benefits of Ã‚Â£30 a year Road Tax and rock bottom running costs, with up to 68 mpg advised.
To enter you simply had to 'like' Motor Market's home page and share the post; once you had done so you were entered into the draw. Between Motor Market and Black Country Car Finance the post accrued a massive 2500 entrants. People from all walks of life and from miles around entered the competition; but the lucky winner was drawn as promised on July 31st from the thousands of combined Motor Market & Black Country Car Finance entrants.
Huge congratulations went out to Helen Bruton and the rest of her family as she was announced on Sunday afternoon. Helen, an NHS employee at Russell's Hall Hospital in Dudley explained, "I still can't believe it! We've had a rough run of luck the past couple of years with a mixture of illness and redundancy combining to make times tough. I've never won anything before and I hope this is a positive sign we've turned a corner. We are all so grateful."
Helen and family could not stop smiling on arrival when they were greeted by Reggie and the rest of the Motor Market team. After a quick chat and the necessary paperwork Reggie was ready to go, "I never win anything," she said, "I still can't believe it!" All of the family were on hand for photographs with the team, complete with the complimentary bunch of flowers Motor Market have become known for.
During the ten years that Motor Market have been trading in the area, they have always put customers first; priding themselves on first rate customer service above all; so for Dean and all the team it was important to give back to the community.
Motor Market, and Black Country Car Finance, would like to thank each and every one of the 2500 entrants. "We have been overwhelmed by the incredible response this competition received," says Dean Bridge, director "so much so that we are hoping to be able to repeat the promotion very soon, so keep your eyes on us and next time it might be you!"
Cradley Heathens 'Motoring' ahead!
CRADLEY Heathens Speedway are planning to motor their way to a third successive league championship after securing a new team sponsorship deal. The Heathens, who will be racing home meetings at Perry Barr in Birmingham this year, are keeping it local with new main sponsors Motor Market stepping up from their team partnership role of the last two couple of seasons.
Owned by brothers Dean and Adam Bridge who are massive Heathens fans have their showroom on Newtown Lane in Cradley Heath overlooking the original Dudley Wood Stadium site. Motor Market who celebrate their 10th year of trading this year have grown to become the largest independent car dealership in the area, always stocking over 120 vehicles of most makes. They have developed an enviable reputation for providing AA Approved quality vehicles, exceptional customer service and competitive finance deals to suit all credit backgrounds.
Heathens Chairman Nigel Pearson said: "We are delighted to welcome Motor Market back for 2015 and we are truly thrilled that they are coming with us to Perry Barr as main team sponsors. "Our supporters are extremely loyal and I'm sure any Heathens fan that needs to replace their vehicle will pop along to Motor Market and give them the opportunity."
Motor Market themselves said, "We were born and bred and know live and trade in Cradley Heath and have been proud Heathens supporters since the 70's, so we are well aware of the fantastic history the club has. We consider ourselves privileged to be involved as main sponsors this year and look forward with excitement to the new season."
Motor Market gain SAF Approval
Motor Market are very pleased to have gained SAF (Specialist Automotive Finance) Approved status. SAF was introduced by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) to raise standards and improve the knowledge of all dealership staff involved in providing advice and guidance on motor finance products. To allow accreditation all of the customer facing team undertook extensive training and a rigorous examination that demonstrated their understanding of best practice and the regulatory requirements around motor finance. Each employee has gained SAF expert status in automotive finance, which should provide customers assurance they are receiving advice from an individual with a technical knowledge of all aspects of vehicle financing for both private and business vehicle buyers.
Dean Bridge, Director at Motor Market said, "We are delighted our hard work has paid off. The core values at the heart of the requirements are treating customers fairly and providing consistent, transparent information that's most appropriate for each customer's needs. We've always operated with these principles in mind, so it was an obvious progression for us to seek SAF accreditation. We are committed to giving our customers the very best quality product, service and advice, so adhering to the guidelines required to maintain SAF approval will only further enhance this."
The Bullet is Back
Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to An Evening with Billy Hamill Courtesy of Motor Market in Partnership with Cradley Heathens Speedway.
Motor Market Ltd. Is proud to be sponsoring ‘An Evening with Billy Hamill: Cradley Heath and USA Speedway Legend’ Held in partnership with Cradley Heathens to celebrate the return of Billy Hamill!
Being held at The Copthorne Hotel, Level Street Brierley Hill on Sunday July 27th at 8pm, this is your opportunity to enjoy an evening of reminiscing, great stories and plenty of laughs as Hamill talks about Cradley Heath, USA, his World Championship and more!
Heres your chance to bag yourself 2 VIP tickets for free with Motor Market Ltd.
Tickets include a buffet, front row seats, a private reception meet & greet with Billy and a signed photograph!
Please see our facebook page for more information on how to enter.
Tax Discs to be Abolished as of 1st October 2014
One item has caught our attention here at Motor Market in recent days. According to Chancellor George Osbourne as of his Autumn announcement, come October 2014 there will be no more tax discs . That's right, they're on their way out after over 90 years of service.
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Major sponsorship boost!
Dudley Heathens are celebrating more good news ahead of the new Speedway season. After the massive success of the evening with World Champion Greg Hancock on Saturday, the club have joined forces with Motor Market of Cradley Heath, an independent used car dealership run by brothers Dean and Adam Bridge.
World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock Returning to Cradley Heath
Cradley Heathens legend and current World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock Is returning home to where his career started 24 years ago. Fans will have the chance to meet Greg when he opens the new Motor Market car dealership site In Newtown Lane , Cradley Heath on Saturday 17th March at 12pm...
Motor Market Expands With New Site
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Motor Market Celebrates 1000th Sale
Cradley Heath based car dealership Motor Market Limited reached the milestone of selling its 1000th car this month since moving to its Newtown Lane site 3 years ago. The landmark sale was a 55 Reg Peugeot 307 1.4S to Miss Margaret Cooper of Brierley Hill and was celebrated by the Motor Market team presenting the proud new owner with flowers, champagne and a meal for 2 at a local restaurant...