Dan Chippendale and Matt Kay

The North West’s leading used car specialist, Cartime, is poised for a year of rapid growth and expansion with the appointment of a new Group Head of Finance and Operational Strategy, and the launch of a dedicated recruitment drive.

Dan Chippendale has been appointed in the senior management position to help steer the business through an ambitious growth phase. He joins Cartime after eight years with Hippo Motor Group where he played a pivotal role in the business’s rapid expansion and success.

Dan will lead the finance strategy and overhaul operations to streamline and digitalise processes and improve efficiencies. He will also oversee investment into new technology, equipment and premises.

Cartime has been blazing a trail in the North West for more than decade. The award-winning business was launched in 2012 by entrepreneur Matt Kay. It set itself apart with its customer service, breadth of choice and cutting-edge preparation centres. It has showrooms in Bury and Rochdale.


As it prepares to grow its national presence the business is actively recruiting for 10 new positions across its team including sales representatives, technicians, a preparation manager and senior marketing manager. To attract and retain talent into long term careers, the business is offering an attractive package including gym memberships, private health care, salary sacrifice car scheme and much more.

Cartime founder and MD, Matt Kay, says: “We are entering a transformative time for the business. The next 12 months will see Cartime catapult to the next level and we are investing heavily and growing a team of talented and ambitious people to help us fulfil our goals.

“Dan has an unrivalled knowledge of the motor industry and his reputation speaks for itself. There is no doubt his appointment will be crucial in our ongoing success.

“And this is just the start. I would encourage anyone looking for a new challenge and to be part of a game changing motoring business to contact myself or Dan to find out more.”

Dan Chippendale says: “Cartime is an absolutely fantastic success story and it’s a privilege to be part of the team. Working with a business that is willing to invest and embrace change is always refreshing.

“After achieving phenomenal growth over the years, now is the time to move the brand beyond the North West and increase its appeal and brand awareness amongst a national audience.

“To do this we are transforming the business from the inside out – building a robust digital strategy, as well as growing our team and continuing to prioritise the key areas, like service and innovation, that Cartime has always been renowned for.”