In this blog post our resident reporter Graham Curry went to Philip Holland Cars on the outskirts of Ballyclare and asked Philip Holland to give us a insight into the dealership…
Where are you based?
We are based just outside Ballyclare, only 20 miles from Belfast / Ballymena
How long have you been in business?
Established 12 years
How many staff do you have across your business?
Employ 6 full time staff (2 x sales, 2 x service, 2 x valeting/prep) and 2 part time staff
Generally how many cars do you have on site?
Normally around 60 cars on site serviced and fully prepared ready to drive away
Do you specialise in a particular type of car?
No. We stock a wide range of cars to suit all budgets
Do you offer any other car services?
Finance packages available from 6.9% APR, comprehensive warranties, along with part exchange facilities, valuations, servicing and MOT
What’s your most expensive car?
We normally stock a good range of cars between £2,000 and £20,000
What’s the most special car you have ever sold?
Each car has their merits.
What’s your best tip for someone looking for a car at the moment?
To make sure they view the car and check that the finance and warranty packages are also keenly priced as the cheapest car isn’t always the best deal
What would be your dream car and why?
I have always fancied a Porsche 911 Turbo
What is your favourite car movie?
Smokey and the Bandit
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
My wife says I am always at work. But I like spending time with my family and 2 kids
What is the key to your success?
Genuine, clean handpicked cars. I am very fussy about the presentation and preparation of the cars in stock. Keen prices along with competitive finance and warranty packages. All this is backed up with a great afters sales service which means our customers keep coming back.
Photos: Graham Curry