ESTABLISHED IN 1967, The Geoff Cox family business is embarking on it’s 50th year of trading. Originally founded at Kilburn Tollbar, Derbyshire, and also at Ripley, they developed the larger original site at Kilburn to concentrate building their identity as a major Retailer of cars and motorhomes. From 1967 until 1990, the founder Geoff Cox operated as a sole trader and successfully established a reputation for a reliable supplier of family cars.
In 1990 Neil Cox joined the company and introduced modern management systems. Between the years 1990 to 2003 the company concentrated its efforts on establishing a loyal customer base. These formative years were beneficial in assembling a good understanding of the used car trade and putting into practice up to date business methods. During this period Gaenor Cox joined the company and the family unit worked together as a team, combining their skills to provide a professional service. Their policy was, and still is today, to listen to what customers want and try to fill that need. In 2003, the time was considered appropriate to invest and develop the present site. Neil Cox implemented major building works which included a new purpose built showroom for the display of cars. This was also for a new venture – the introduction of motorhomes. The Italian manufacturer CI Caravans International, including Roller Team & Tribute was chosen due to its appeal for both entry level and experienced users. The addition of these motorhomes required extra support services for warranty, repairs, accessories and parts. Gavin Cox headed the new After Sales Department that would be responsible for these dealership facilities.
The used car section continued to grow from strength to strength, building up a network of sources and contacts in the trade to supply good quality vehicles. A new car Franchise was needed to work alongside used cars and the opportunity to represent New Proton Cars was taken in 2006. Specialist workshops were constructed/2006 and Proton Parts Ordering Service and workshops.
In 2010 after proven success within the new car arena Neil Cox met with representatives from Ford, and in 2011 the Cox family business became a Ford Retail Dealer supplying new and used Ford cars as well as Motability, parts, warranty and servicing.
To maintain growth and take things to the next level the decision was taken to seek a further driving force from outside of the family, the decision was made to bring in experience from a more corporate business environment, knitting together with the family element to combine a unique business model. In 2013 the Cox family welcomed Sean Cantillon as General Manager; Sean over the coming years and to date has successfully married the traditional family values with a modern dynamic business approach, keeping The Geoff Cox family business at the forefront of its sector.
The Geoff Cox Family business is now a thriving hub of activity with a huge customer base and glowing reputation. Due to continued success and growth we are now looking for further acquisitions to further grow this successful family business.