Specialist focus profile - GT Porsche Magazine

We were profiled in the March 2015 edition of GT Porsche Magazine. Here are the feature questions which were put us in full below.

How long have you been established and how did you get started?
We have been established for 40 years. John Holland started the company in 1975, originally at West Bar in Sheffield. In 2004, we purchased Meadowhall Riverside Retail Park and the company moved to its current location on Meadowhall Road.

Who is in charge and what is their background?
We are under the leadership of John’s son Mark who took sole charge of the business in 2011 following John’s retirement. Sheffield born and bred, Mark trained as a mechanic from the age of 18 before going on to buy Bentleys Subaru and then turning his full attention to John Holland Sales in 2004.

Tell us a little about the products and services you offer?
We have a twenty thousand square feet showroom which sees around 150 quality, luxury and prestige vehicles a month which are purchased by our team of professional buyers from main dealer groups and individuals around the UK. We also buy from Europe and other locations worldwide. From there, the vehicles are then finely checked and the very best examples hand selected to retail.

What do you think your potential customers are looking for in an independent specialist such as yourselves?

Professional, expert knowledge; attention to detail, and a level of service that goes beyond their expectations. We’re passionate about meeting these needs and this is why we were chosen by the industry as the Car Dealer Magazine’s Dealers’ Dealer of the Year at the 2014 Used Car Awards.​

What facilities do you have on site?

As well as our showroom, we have a preparation department that enables us to get our cars to an impeccable standard. We also have an extensive after sales department, bringing together a dedicated team who are there for any after sales needs that a customer may have. We also offer collection and delivery of vehicles anywhere in the country, by prior appointment.

What is your USP?
We are a long-established, family-run business which offers a unique personal service. We genuinely care, and we offer a tailored service which is designed around the customer and exceeds expectations every time.

Which Porsches do you cater for?
Anything from 1960s 356 to a 2014 GT3 and everything in-between! We have the expertise and knowledge to find any Porsche; we love sourcing cars and we are particularly passionate about the classic ones. We currently have a pristine 1991 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Targa which was featured in a recent issue of Porsche GT magazine.

What is your background with the Porsche brand?
Business owner Mark has a personal collection of several new and classic Porsches, over the years he has owned in excess of 100 Porsches. We also have a dedicated space in our showroom to showcase the Porsches we have in stock. We have great contacts through all the main Porsche dealers in the UK which enables us to source any Porsche in a short space of time.

How many staff do you employ?

What exciting new products or services should we expect from you soon?
We are currently in the process of building a state-of-the-art workshop and service and MOT department which will be equipped with all the latest technology. We have already taken on a master technician and we are looking to expand this team further. By doing this, everything will be under one roof, allowing us to cater for all our customers’ needs. We have also recently completed an extensive showroom refurbishment which includes a brand new reception area.

What are your contact details?
Our showroom address is Meadowhall Riverside, Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 1BW, and our sales team can be contacted on 0114 2565040 or via email on sales@jhsales.co.uk.

Lastly, what is your opinion on the current state of the Porsche market and how have things changed since your business was founded?
In our opinion, Porsche is performing better than ever. We’re amazed at how the older 911s are not just retaining their value but going up in value, becoming a viable investment for the future. More people than ever before are coming to us to invest in classic Porsches. Porsche’s model line-up has broadened massively in recent years, with Porsche developing 4x4s, diesels and hybrid models, showing they are at the leading edge of technology.