BCA’s new multi-million-pound remarketing and logistics facility at Perry Barr, Birmingham has been officially declared open by the city’s Lord Mayor.
The day’s events included a special sale of vehicles which attracted a large crowd of buyers to the 20-acre site – and the sale of a charity car donated by BCA with all proceeds going to the Lord Mayor’s charity appeal.
Following an introduction by Simon Henstock, chief operating officer of BCA’s UK remarketing operation, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Carl Rice, unveiled a plaque declaring the new centre formally open for business before embarking on a tour of the facilities alongside other special guests.
He watched from the rostrum as the car donated by BCA was sold to raise funds for his appeal, which supports a number of good causes including Cancer Research UK and Fisher House, a ‘home away from home’ for military patients and their families based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
The 2012 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 16V 100 SRI in red sold for an exceptional £5,050 and was purchased by Trade Centre UK, which is soon to open a new 12-acre, 1,200-car site in the West Midlands.
Henstock, who writes a regular column for Car Dealer magazine, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome The Lord Mayor to officially declare BCA Perry Barr open for business.
‘Perry Barr offers a fantastic opportunity to grow our business as it offers much-needed additional capacity in the midlands alongside our thriving existing businesses at Castle Bromwich, Walsall and Wolverhampton.’
Our picture shows Henstock and Cllr Rice with the car that was auctioned off for charity – and a cheque for the amount raised.
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