Welcomes Secretary for State to Brentwood HQ

Published: Wed Jul 04 2012 rolls out the Red Carpet for Mr. Pickles

Brentwood based motoring directory welcomed Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Brentwood MP Eric Pickles to their HQ as they announce fifty new jobs over the next quarter.

Launched in 2007 is one of the UKs foremost providers of contact information for the motoring industry. The business has seen phenomenal growth, reporting record traffic over the last two consecutive months* stimulating a recruitment drive and consequently attracting the attention of Mr. Pickles, keen to recognise such exceptional performance from a business in his constituency.

Mr. Pickles visited MotorTrades last Friday (29 June 2012) where he met the team and sampled the atmosphere of their pulsating call centre in Regent House.

Steve Jakes, Director and Founder of MotorTrades Ltd commented:

"Were delighted to have been recognised by Mr. Pickles. To have our achievements acknowledged means a great deal to us and shows how far has come in a relatively short time. We are proud of our success, particularly our speed of growth in tricky trading conditions when the majority of businesses are tightening their belts. It was the early effects of the recession on the UK motoring sector that initially inspired us to create to enable independent motoring businesses to compete for customers more effectively.

Steve Jakes continued; we are an entrepreneurial business with exciting plans for the future which we believe will ensure a continued source of employment and opportunities for people who share our passion and ambition". now covers approximately 80% of the UK and plans to extend the service to full coverage by the end of 2012, coinciding with the launch of their redesigned website.

The business is also in the process of opening a satellite office in Colchester to service North Essex and East Anglia more efficiently with continued expansion planned over the next eighteen months. This additional office is due to open 16 July 2012.

Mr. Pickles,MP said of his visit to

"There was a great buzz in the office and a real determination to get something done. I think its fantastic that Brentwood has a company like MotorTrades which is genuinely at the cutting edge of its sector. gives the independent motor trader a voice to compete with the big boys!"

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