CAR DEALER TO STARS ‘CAN IN­SPIRE YOUNG’

MP VIS­ITS SU­PER-CAR DEALER AND SAYS HE’S AN EX­AM­PLE ON HOW TO SUC­CEED

Burton Mail - - Front Page - By TIM BRYANT ti­mothy.bryant@reach­plc.com

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

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