The story behind stanstedprestige.com
Philip Hough & Ian Hemming launched stanstedprestige.com in the recession of 2008 and were determined to improve the entire used car buying experience and brought Darren Cox aboard in 2019 for this new venture. With a choice from over £1.2m of electric / hybrid / petrol or diesel cars, the stanstedprestige.com team believe the business will continue to grow.
stanstedprestige.com HQ is based near Stansted Airport.
Meet the team
Our small but dedicated team have great industry experience which enables us to supply the best quality pre-owned cars with the best service histories and specifications. We specialise in Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz sourcing our stock from some of the largest UK leasing companies, as well as from franchised dealers. We have a large selection of cars for sale including selected part exchange cars. Every car we sell is HPI clear and comes with its own HPI certificate and service history.
Darren manages the business on a day-to-day basis to ensure we acheive our customer satisfaction objectives and assists the sales team ensuring they meet their targets. Having previously worked for Audi and Toyota, as well as having run his own business, Darren brings knowledge and customer service to the business rarely seen in the car industry.
Used Car Buyer
Stuart has been in the industry for over 25 years, initially training in a BMW bodyshop which ingrained an eye for detail, then 23 years selling new and used cars having worked with brands such as Toyota, Ford and Audi. His industry knowledge comes from working at every level from training at main dealer level to running a small used car business. He has known the management team here at Stansted Prestige for his entire working career Stuart is tasked with our used car purchasing, stock pricing and rotation.
James works together with Carl in the customer facing side of the business, ensuring we maintain our exceptional levels of customer satisfaction. He joined us this year having worked at Vauxhall for two years and BMW prior to that. James prides himself on his honesty and his genuine interest in helping customers find the right car for them.
Carl has been with us since September and comes with a wealth of knowledge within the motor industry, working for many different brands in the last 30 years. He has experience in all aspects of the prestige used car market and prides himself on delivering first class customer service. Carl is only too pleased in helping our customer find their next car, as all our sales team are.
Dean has worked with us for over 12 months and is responsible for the photography and video’s for our website. When not photographing cars, Dean arranges logistics for customers who choose to use our ‘home delivery’ service often completing deliveries himself as he enjoys meeting our customers around the country, his preference is ‘custard creams’ with coffee - 2 sugars please!.
Apo is our full time car Valeter and will be based at our new preparation centre. He joined us from a prestige brand and has a wealth of experience in valeting and detailing. Apo takes pride in every car he cleans from start to finish and always has a smile on is face. We are only too pleased to have him working with us.
Ian set up Stansted Prestige back in 2008 with Philip, originally as a business working from home. Ian has an accounting background and is responsible for the day to day business finance. Since our humble beginnings, our business now sells nearly 500 cars per year with an annual turnover in excess of £7.5m. We are seeing more and more repeat customers on a regular basis so we know we are doing something right. On a day-to-day basis our team run the business as we take a step back.
A motor industry worker for over 30 years, spending 16 years as a buyer Audi before setting up Stansted Prestige with Ian back in 2008. With this background and knowledge we have a growing business we are immensely proud of and have plans to continue this growth, keeping our eyes focused on customer satisfaction. Our team now run the business led by Darren Cox as we take a step back from the day-to day running of the business - we let our team do what they do best - buy great cars and keep our customers happy.
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