Popular car dealer Glyn Hopkin celebrates milestone of 25 years selling to Romford drivers

PUBLISHED: 12:28 27 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 27 April 2018

Honda's Glyn Hopkin is celebrating 25 years of selling cars in Romford. Photo: Google Maps.

Honda's Glyn Hopkin is celebrating 25 years of selling cars in Romford. Photo: Google Maps.


After opening their dealership in 1993, a car dealer is now celebrating 25 years of business in Romford.

Honda franchise group Glyn Hopkin has grown to become one of the south east’s most successful automotive retailers since first opening their doors in January 1993.

The London Road car dealer now has car dealerships in Colchester, Chelmsford and Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Fraser Cohen, managing director of Glyn Hopkin told the Recorder: “Everyone here at Glyn Hopkin is thoroughly proud to be celebrating 25 successful years in business.

“It is a significant milestone and one that has taken a lot of hard work to reach.”

Today the company employs more than 800 members of staff and they aim to be active members of their communities.

Staff at Glyn Hopkin try to support local initiatives such as sports clubs, educational programmes for children and work placements for young adults across the south east.

“Working with brands such as Honda has been pivotal to our success and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them,” Mr Cohen added.

“Here’s to the next 25 years.”

Phil Webb, head of cars at Honda UK added, “We’d like to send our biggest congratulations to Glyn Hopkin on reaching this significant milestone.

“At Honda we pride ourselves on working with partners that share both our ambitions and our values and Glyn Hopkin ticks both of these boxes.”

As well as new vehicles, the company also offers a range of approved used cars, with a typical stock of up to 2,500 vehicles.

The company has received numerous accolades in recent years, including its entry at number 34 in the 2017 AM100, which ranks car dealer businesses in the UK, and reaching number 33 in the 2017 Sunday Times Top Track 250 ranking of Britain’s private mid-market growth companies.

The rankings feature companies that have sales figures typically between £120m and £630m and that have sales growing year-on-year by 10per cent.

In addition, Glyn Hopkin recently topped the rankings of the Grant Thornton Essex Limited 2017 assessment of best performing business in the country.

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