From a Ford to a Ferrari, let’s make buying and selling your car simple
UK Prestige Car Brokers are specialists in finding your perfect car. For both buying or selling, our clients all benefit from our decades of industry experience, breadth of contacts and and highly professional yet personal service.
Over the years, we’ve worked with private and business clients, dealers and a range of other agents and firms to find, sell or source some of the finest and most exclusive vehicles available, as well as the sort of cars most of us drive every day.
To find out more about the people behind our business, take a look at our team of Regional Directors.
Edgar Smith, the great grandfather of Halifax Motor Company’s current Director, commenced business as a cycle trader in 1895 in New Bank, Halifax.
Moving later into Broad Street he was the first trader in Halifax to cater for the Motor Trade. In 1903 Edgar opened what was then considered to be the largest garage for miles around at the corner of Weymouth Street and Northgate. In 1908 he built a motor car, the “County Car”, which still survives today and is pictured below. In 1911 Edgar formed Halifax Motor Company Ltd and in 1914 the company was granted one of the very earliest Ford franchises in the UK.
Edgar brought his sons Sidney, George and Oswald and daughters Florence and Hilda into the business and from humble origins in Weymouth Street, Halifax the firm moved to much grander premises at Skircoat Road, Halifax in the early 1920s.
After the second world war the company took on the Truck franchise for Ford and specialist Commercial vehicle premises were built at Church Street, Halifax and the 2 joint MD’s of the business, Derek and Geoffrey, grandsons of the founder, saw the business expand dramatically through the 1950?s and ’60s. The 50th anniversary of the Ford franchise in Halifax was celebrated in grand style at the Skircoat Road showrooms in 1964 with a guest appearance by the then current F1 World Champion, Jim Clark. A new purpose built Accident & Repair Centre was opened in 1963 at Springfield Works, West Vale, Halifax and a Used Car forecourt was opened at South Parade, Halifax in the late 1960s.
1971 saw the business merge with Bradshaws Motor House, a family owned Ford Main Dealership in Preston to form the Halshaw Group and then in 1978 merged with PJ Evans, a Birmingham based business holding Austin Rover, Jaguar and Rolls Royce franchises to form the Evans Halshaw Group.
Colin Smith, the current MD of Halifax Motor Co Ltd, joined the company from Ford Motor Company in 1981 as General Parts & Service Manager and then in 1986 succeeded his father, Derek, as the 4th generation Smith to be Dealer Principal of a Halifax Ford Dealership.The Halifax Ford Dealership then changed its name in 1987 to Evans Halshaw (Halifax) Ltd but Halifax Motor Co Ltd was reformed in 1992 by Colin who took over the Ford Retail Dealer franchise in Ilkley and traded under the name of Ross Bros Ilkley. After 5 years of successful trading a combination of Ford’s changing policy towards Retail Dealers and serious disruption to the business caused by Yorkshire Water, the difficult decision to close the business was taken by the the Smith family, who formed the Board of Directors at the time.
After 15 years as a dormant Company in 2013, the present Directors, Colin and Linda Smith, were delighted to reform Halifax Motor Co Ltd trading under the name of UK Prestige Car Brokers with the Head office in Halifax and Regional Offices now starting to spread across the country. We look forward to sourcing any make of car, from a Ford to a Ferrari, to and from the Motor Trade for friends, customers from the past and of course new customers in the future.
UK PRESTIGE CAR BROKERS “PRICE GUARANTEE”
- UK Prestige Car Brokers will guarantee that the deal we agree on your behalf for your new or pre owned car (including your part exchange where applicable) will be the lowest price currently available in the area.
- If you find a lower price (price to change where a part exchange is included) for an identical car (pre owned cars must have a mileage within 1000 miles) within 3 days of signing the order form paperwork and paying the deposit required, UK Prestige Car Brokers will refund the difference in price in full (conditions apply – see below).
We can make our professional network of contacts available to Trade Buyers who wish to source a particular prestige car for stock or to satisfy their own clients.
We have contacts nationwide so please give us a call to discuss your requirements.
We deal with trade to trade suppliers who have access to brand new vehicles at very competitive prices using fleet terms, pre registered vehicles and also nearly new vehicles from 3 to 12 months old and used vehicles from 12 to 26 months old. We normally have access to around 25000 vehicles plus brand new on fleet terms. All our used vehicles are delivered with a guarantee that you, the dealer, will not have to spend more than £150 on soft preparation. Please speak with your local Regional Director who will be delighted to assist.
We would also be delighted to speak with any franchised and/or independent dealers with a view to them becoming part of our network for supplying new and pre-owned cars to our clients – please call 01422 230689 and ask for Colin Smith.
Please also contact us for a competitive underwrite on any prestige car – we specialise in Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Volkswagen.
Volta Compliance pride themselves on providing a friendly customer focussed service to meet with your EV charging requirements.
It starts with a conversation and subsequent site visit to ensure the finished install looks professional and in line with the aesthetics of your workplace or domestic property.
You will be guided throughout the whole process and they will make sure you benefit from any OLEV grants available subject to availability.
Smart functionality helps you to understand just how much you are saving on fuel and how much you are helping the environment.
From April 2020, the BIK on fully electric vehicles is 0% making owning one of these must have vehicles feasible.
With costs as low as 3 pence per mile to run these vehicles why not take the step now and benefit from low cost motoring!
Diamond Tech Detailing
Professional car detailing company offering from professional car wash to a full paint correction detail. Restore and Protect with Ceramic or wax coatings.
Watch this video to see what a ceramic coating can do for your car https://www.facebook.com/Diamondtechdetailing/videos/1995658537350450/
Call Mantas direct at Diamond Tech on 07446 088239 or for more information go to https://www.diamondtechdetailing.co.uk/about
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your company vehicle fleet with you in more detail. A simple fact finding exercise will allow us to assess all areas of your fleet and processes. We can then provide you with fleet solutions that are specifically tailored to your business with the aim of reducing your fleet costs, administration and risk.
For more information go to www.truefleet.co.uk
Testimonial from Mr Stephen Linsley, Regional Director (Cheshire) for UK Prestige Car Brokers
After several months of researching franchises throughout various organisations, I came across UK Prestige Car Brokers.
I was looking for a business that I could run from home and make changes in my lifestyle, enabling my wife and I to have a better work life balance.
I met with Colin Smith and the franchise consultants several times. I was extremely impressed with the detail of the business, but also with Colin who I found to be genuine, honest and reliable. These factors in the main, along with the projections for the business helped my decision and progress to becoming a UK Prestige Car Broker Franchisee.
Since joining UK Prestige Car Brokers, I have had excellent training, and an excellent business and personal relationship with Colin, who provides a wealth of knowledge and excellent support on an ongoing basis.
After 3 months since my start, I am currently building a client list and invoicing business, via marketing and business networking. This I can clearly see will only develop further to achieve everything we set out to do from the beginning.
I can highly recommend Colin and UK Prestige Car Brokers for anyone who may be interested to join the team who has a passion for cars and would like to get involved.
Insight from Mr Darren Tear, Regional Director (North Yorkshire) for UK Prestige Car Brokers
THE POWER OF NETWORKING
Since commencing my role as Regional Director for Leeds, Harrogate & York in May 2019, I have been very active on the networking front. More often than not, I still attend up to 4 networking events per week. In this period I have met some extremely influential people and made good contacts with most. I am also now seeing the benefit of the networking ethos of know, like & trust. The number of referred clients, resulting from my networking, are now too numerous to count therefore I would not hesitate in recommending this avenue to develop your business and gain new clients. Basically, it is a must!
UK Prestige Car Brokers – Key Franchise Benefits:
- UK Prestige Car Brokers support their franchisees to help them build a successful business from day one
- Use of the UK Prestige Car Brokers brand name trading in your own area
- Confidence that you are working with a proven business formula
- Full training given in all aspects of the business formula
- Comprehensive start up package
- Non territorial so no restrictions on referrals etc. However we do allocate postcodes for networking and email lead generation purposes
- A fully integrated website, Dedicated landing Page and E Mail
- Tailor Made CRM System
- Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) compliance
- Personal mentoring and support
- Franchise Operations Manual
- 5 year franchise agreement with right to renew
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