Motorpoint was co-founded in 1998 by David Shelton, a director of the Company, with the opening of the Group's first retail site in Derby. Following the opening of the national call centre in 2000, the Group's retail site network was expanded during the period from 2001 to 2006 with the opening of four further retail sites in Burnley, Glasgow, Newport and Peterborough. The Group currently operates from 11 retail sites in the UK.
Mark Morris, Motorpoint's non-executive Chairman, and Mark Carpenter, the Chief Executive Officer, joined in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Mark Carpenter was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2013 having initially served as Chief Financial Officer. James Gilmour was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. From 2012 to 2015 the Group opened four new sites in Chingford, Birmingham, Widnes and Birtley.
Motorpoint was listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2016 and strengthened its Board with the appointment of three independent non executive Directors, Gordon Hurst, Mary Mcnamara and Steve Weller. During 2016 Motorpoint has opened sites at Castleford and, its most recent site opening in July, at Oldbury.