Hippo invests £2m in expansion

The Hippo Motor Group is to unveil a new £2m showroom and servicing centre in Blackburn.

Hippo WhitebirkSet to be unveiled next month, it is located on Trident Park, a major hub for prestigious car showrooms off Whitebirk Drive, Blackburn.

The company was established in 2007 by the Preston family – who have more than 50 years’ experience in the industry – to cater for new and used vehicle  purchasing, financing, leasing and servicing.

Its marques include Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, BMW, Audi and Land Rover.

Now with a 30-strong team and a turnover of more than £11m the Hippo Group ranked in this year’s Lancashire Business View Fab 500.

Managing director Tom Preston said: “This is one of the most prestigious car showrooms in East Lancashire and represents a significant investment for The Hippo Motor Group. “We are looking forward to welcoming customers into our new premises and offering an unrivalled buying experience – whether they’re buying a hand-picked part exchange from Hippo Used Cars, an Aston Martin from Hippo Prestige or leasing a car or van on contract hire from Hippo Leasing, all will benefit from the remarkable service we offer.”