A successful North East car-buying company is motoring on with development plans both inside and outside the region.
Having opened new offices in Darlington, Alnwick and Blyth at the start of the year, Car-Ching has now set up new premises in Washington and Crawcrook.
In its first move outside the North East, the Shiremoor-headquartered firm has also opened a new office in Bradford, with various locations including Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Edinburgh and London on its radar for the future.
And the Car-Ching name has also become the first in the car-buying industry to be listed as an registered trademark.
Car-Ching was set up last year by experienced motor industry professional Jason Miller, who runs the business with his wife Niki and who also owns the Overdrive North East car dealership in Morpeth.
Initial valuations are provided via the www.car-ching.co.uk website on the information provided by customers, in order to make the service as efficient as possible when owners bring their vehicles in for a full evaluation.
Home visits are also arranged if an owner can’t bring a car into a branch for any reason, and owners will even be given a lift home afterwards if they agree a branch sale of their car.
The Car-Ching management team is continuing to work with RMT Accountants & Business Advisors on the business’s development, as an extension of Jason Miller’s long-term relationship with the firm through Overdrive North East.
He says: “Our aim is to become a well-known national name in the car-buying industry, and adding these latest branches to our growing network is a statement of intent for the future.
“We try to set ourselves apart from the competition by the standards of service we offer and the personal way in which our customers are treated, and the success we’re enjoying suggests this approach is working well.
“Registering the Car-Ching name as a trademark is a first for our industry, and adds further value to a brand that is becoming ever more widely recognised across a fast-growing area.
“We’re being patient around finding exactly the right locations for new premises in the towns and cities on our target list, but we’d hope to follow up these latest office openings with even more in the none-too-distant future.
“Working with the RMT team is one of the lynchpins of our operations, and their support and advice has been central to getting these latest offices open for business.”
Paul Gainford, Head of Commercial Services at RMT, adds: “The Car-Ching management team has a clear vision for the development of their business, and it’s exciting to be part of the process of making it happen.”