Specialist motor trader put foot on the gas in new Droitwich premises

John Truslove Northloop

A specialist motor trader is enjoying a record-breaking performance after moving to smart new premises near Droitwich.

Dylan McCabe’s enthusiasm for high-performance German motors has turned it into a thriving used car business, North Loop Autohaus, named after a stretch of the famous Nurburgring racetrack in Germany.

Despite the coronavirus lockdown Dylan went ahead with plans to expand into bigger premises.

“We shut down on 23 March, so I was looking at premises online and saw a unit on the Mere Green Business Centre, near Droitwich. I had nothing else to do so I drove out and happened to meet the landlord there.

John Truslove were the commercial property agents handling the premises. We’ve had a fair amount of work done because we wanted a base that reflected the aspirations of the business – and we see ourselves based here for at least ten years.

“With car parking space it runs to around 18,000 sq ft, compared to the 2,300 sq ft site we had before, but we have been so successful since we started, the business has outstripped all our expectations.

“We have been able to concentrate on premium performance used German vehicles and make ourselves the go-to showroom for enthusiasts like ourselves.

“It’s a nice rural location but still just eight minutes from the M5. Our name, North Loop Autohaus, comes from the German for car dealer and a famous stretch of the Nurburgring racetrack used by German car makers to test their vehicles. I’ve driven there myself three times over the years, but not since we started the business – it’s been too busy.

“There’s terrific demand and that’s come from our reputation for high quality. We don’t buy cars at auctions and we inspect every vehicle to make sure meets our standards. Customers seem to appreciate that attention to detail and the knowledge we bring.

“As a result, once we had the business up and running again and moved into Mere Green, we have seen record-breaking months of trading.”

Ben Truslove, joint managing director at commercial property agents John Truslove, secured a five year lease for the landlord, Rufus Ulyet, on Unit 2 at the Mere Green Business Centre, which comprises 7,443 sq ft of showroom, workshop and office space.

He said: “These are high quality premises, finished to an excellent standard, providing the ideal home for an ambitious business such as North Loop Autohaus, which is targeted at the premium end of the used vehicle market.”

Ben added: “This deal, and others like it, show that despite the problems of the pandemic businesses continue to grow and plan for the future.”

Landlord Rufus Ulyet added: “The letting was achieved fairly quickly and North Loop are a very progressive sound business, very easy to deal with, and I am sure will prove good long term tenants.”

Nishad Alkram from Redditch solicitors Astwood Law acted for North Loop Autohaus. Landlord Rufus Ulyet was advised by Ian Long from Cox & Hodgetts Solicitors of Evesham.