CAR DEALER TO STARS ‘CAN INSPIRE YOUNG’
MP VISITS SUPER-CAR DEALER AND SAYS HE’S AN EXAMPLE ON HOW TO SUCCEED
SOUTH Derbyshire’s MP has paid a visit to super-car dealer Tom Hartley in Overseal and said he can inspire young people in her constituency.
Heather Wheeler said: “This company is a fantastic example of how businesses in south Derbyshire can succeed. Tom has been in business since the age of 12, and has developed skills and a sense of entrepreneurship since a young age.
“He is a shining example to young people in South Derbyshire in how if you work hard you really can succeed.
“Tom has grown this company to become a multi-million-pound business that has created jobs and supported the local economy.
He is keen to pass on his down to earth ideas of business and entrepreneurship to today’s youngsters and I will be doing all I can to help this happen.”
The father of four bought and sold his first car by the age of 12 when he bought a new Range Rover for £2,100 with money loaned by his father, selling it on within 24 hours for a £150 profit. Over the years, his clients have included Sir Elton John and Sir Rod Stewart.
Sir Rod Stewart
Sir Elton John
Tom Hartley at his showroom and (inset) with Heather Wheeler. Below and right, some of the luxury cars that he has sold to rich clients