Car dealer named as one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs

Time 12:34 pm, December 8, 2016

OWNER of Essex based used car dealership Big Cars Adam Stott has been recognised by Amazon and the Confederation of British Industry as being one the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Thirty-three year old Stott, who set up his business from his mum’s house in 2008, was one of eight entrepreneurs from across the country shortlisted for the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards and the only finalist from within the automotive sector.

In just eight years, former car salesman Stott has built his used car company from a one-man band to a 75-strong, £40 million turnover business, selling more than 3,000 cars annually from five sites in Essex, Surrey and soon to open dealership in Sudbury, Suffolk.

The company’s innovative use of social media has played a key role in the rapid growth of Big Cars, which has over 350,000 followers on Facebook, so far generating sales in excess of £50 million.

Commenting on his national recognition, Stott said: ‘I’m very proud to have been included in such a distinguished list of entrepreneurs by such a well known name in global enterprise. Big Cars is first and foremost a customer service business that happens to sell cars and it continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the hard work of all the team. It will be another record-breaking year for the company so this recognition is a really nice Christmas bonus. We expect 2017 to be even bigger.’

As well as running Big Cars, Stott is also developing a career as an international speaker, author and business coach, including recent engagements in South Africa and the USA.

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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