Cartime gears up for growth and expansion with new senior hire from Hippo

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North west independent used car dealer Cartime is readying for a year of rapid growth and expansion with the appointment of a new group head of finance and operational strategy – and a dedicated recruitment drive.

Dan Chippendale has been appointed in the senior management position to help steer the business through an ambitious growth phase, joining after eight years with Hippo Motor Group where he contributed to that business’s rapid expansion.

Chippendale will lead the finance strategy and overhaul operations to streamline and digitalise processes and improve efficiencies. He will also oversee investment into new technology, equipment and premises.

Cartime was launched in 2012 by entrepreneur Matt Kay and today has showrooms in Bury and Rochdale.

The business is actively recruiting for 10 new positions across its team including sales representatives, technicians, a preparation manager and senior marketing manager.

Cartime founder and MD Matt Kay said: “We are entering a transformative time for the business. The next 12 months will see Cartime catapult to the next level and we are investing heavily and growing a team of talented and ambitious people to help us fulfil our goals.

“Dan has an unrivalled knowledge of the motor industry and his reputation speaks for itself. There is no doubt his appointment will be crucial in our ongoing success.

“And this is just the start. I would encourage anyone looking for a new challenge and to be part of a game changing motoring business to contact myself or Dan to find out more.”

Chippendale said: “Cartime is an absolutely fantastic success story and it’s a privilege to be part of the team. Working with a business that is willing to invest and embrace change is always refreshing.

“After achieving phenomenal growth over the years, now is the time to move the brand beyond the North West and increase its appeal and brand awareness among a national audience.

“To do this we are transforming the business from the inside out – building a robust digital strategy, as well as growing our team and continuing to prioritise the key areas, like service and innovation, that Cartime has always been renowned for.”

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