The trio of directors who helped drive the speedy growth of Imperial Cars have expanded their Carsa used car dealer group. A brand new showroom has been opened in Bradford.

Former Imperial Cars Commercial Director Jon Churcher, Sales Director Mike Hawkins and Sales Support Manager Kelly Beattie have overseen the transformation of the former Evans Halshaw Citroen showroom on Kings Road in Bradford. This counts as the third site opening for the trio in less than two years.

A Bumper Year Expected

Carsa is a used car retailer which launched in 2020. The brand now has showrooms in Southampton, Mountsorrel, and Bradford. The team are looking forward to a bumper year as they anticipate the launch of new sites UK wide including Birmingham, London, and Wales.

Carsa’s rapid growth, through occupying former franchised car dealerships, is reminiscent of the significant expansion of Imperial Cars. Imperial Car Supermarkets was established in 2006 and expanded to 18 dealerships, becoming one of the UK’s top 10 largest independent used car dealers. Total revenues were £200 million prior to its 2020 acquisition by on line dealer Cazoo.

Exciting Growth

Speaking about Carsa’s latest site opening, Beatie said: “This opening is another exciting step in our ambitious growth plans. Everyone in the Carsa team is really looking forward to delivering for new customers, not only Bradford but in surrounding areas like Halifax and Morley. As a company, we have a very clear motivation, which is to provide a choice of incredible cars, price monitored to ensure we always offer a fair deal in a totally hassle-free, low-stress environment.”

Carsa operates a home delivery service to its customers as well as providing a click and collect service from all its car dealerships. Carsa also operates a car buying service and has recently acquired a huge collection and preparation centre in Eastleigh. The company is reported to be on target to move over 1,200 vehicles through the new centre en route to their showrooms.