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Online car purchasing site named in top 3 ecommerce businesses in the North of England

By Paul Skeldon April 8, 2018 - 8:07 am

An online car dealership that buys and sells user motors has been named as one of the top three ecommerce firms the North of England for its innovative use of ecommerce.

The Car Buying Group, based in Wakefield and Bradford, has been listed as the third fastest growing technology business in the north of England in the Northern Tech 100 League Table. The prestigious list is compiled annually by GP Bullhound.

Established in 2014, The Car Buying Group allows people to easily sell their used car, requiring only a few basic pieces of vehicle information before a car’s valuation is provided instantly to the customer searching their website. The Car Buying Group offers a UK wide free vehicle collection service for maximum convenience, as well, adding the all-important ‘logistics’ angle to this heart-warming ecommerce story.

According to Vicki Shiel, Head of Content and Learning at Tech Nation, The Car Buying Group demonstrated impressive revenue growth throughout 2017 to achieve the third-place position. This position also places The Car Buying Group as the second highest placed e-commerce business in the Northern Tech 100 League Table. This year’s success builds on that of last year, when The Car Buying Group claimed the title of the north’s fastest growing technology business in 2017.

“We’re delighted to be named in the top three for the north’s fastest growing technology businesses and it is great to have our fantastic growth to date recognised once again on the Northern Tech 100 League Table. Since we started the business we have demonstrated consistent revenue growth and continued to develop our leading valuation technology which is enabling us to deliver a hassle-free way to sell cars online. We look forward to further building on our success to date in what promises to be an exciting 2018 for The Car Buying Group.”

-Tom Marley, founder, The Car Buying Group

The Northern Tech 100 League Table has been compiled annually since forming in 2011 and is part of the events portfolio of GP Bullhound, the leading international technology investment bank. Once a year The Northern Tech 100 League table is created as part of the Northern Tech Awards to recognise the fastest growing technology companies in the north and celebrate the region’s biggest technology success stories.

The Awards provide a unique way of celebrating the innovative technologies and businesses developed in the region, and recognise those who have contributed to their success.

“The Northern Tech 100 league table showcases the fastest growing tech companies in the North and the growth of some of these companies is testament to this exciting sector. For The Car Buying Group to go from taking the number one spot in 2017 to third in 2018 is an amazing achievement – to be in the top five out of 100 companies two years running is proof this company is growing at a remarkable rate.”

-Vicki Shiel, Head of Content and Learning, Tech Nation

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