Hippo opens new £2m showroom

Hippo Motor Group has expanded its operation with a new £2m car showroom.

Hippo Mayor 2The company, set up by the Preston family in 2007, has moved to a purpose-built showroom and servicing centre at Trident Park off Whitebirk Drive - and the mayor of Blackburn, Cllr Salim Mulla, cut the ribbon.

Previously located in Burnley at Network 65, Hippo has relocated its 30-strong team to the new site, which specialises in all areas of new and used vehicle purchasing, financing, leasing and servicing.

Cllr Mulla said: "It's a beautiful, modern building and it's great to see successful companies like Hippo join the Blackburn business circle - it's fantastic news for our local economy and brings exciting new job prospects to the area. We're absolutely delighted Hippo have chosen to be located here in Blackburn." Tom Preston, managing director of the Hippo Motor Group, said: "We're thrilled with the new premises and our staff love it - happy staff make a huge difference to performance so we are looking forward to delivering a top class service to customers."