Hitchin independent dealership owner reflects on 10 years in the town

PUBLISHED: 09:46 07 July 2020 | UPDATED: 09:46 07 July 2020

The Car Agents in Hitchin celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a socially distant cake cutting. Picture: Simon Michell

The Car Agents in Hitchin celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a socially distant cake cutting. Picture: Simon Michell

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An independent car dealership in Hitchin marked its 10 year anniversary with cake, balloons and a visit from the town centre manager.

The Car Agents, which started life from its owner’s dining room table, had a socially distanced cake cutting celebration on Friday morning.

Owner Simon Michell explained his decade-long journey from his dining room table to the Queen Street dealership.

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Simon first helped clients sell cars from his house in 2010, before moving into Hitchin town centre as ‘Autolounge’ in 2011.

2014 saw a new dealership open in Harpenden and a move to the current site in Queen Street. The dealership was refurbished with a ‘Car Bar’ lounge, new offices and a fully equipped workshop.

He said: “Having navigated the credit crunch, Brexit years, government changes, 2020 looked like a year of stability!

“I was looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with a huge party at the dealership, to thank staff, friends and customers for their support.

“A piece of cake may have been a bit of an anti-climax, but the emotions and sense of pride were still there.”


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