|John Banks (founder) with Mark Banks, Melanie Banks-Browne and Justin Banks
Without travelling too far from our starting town, the John Banks Group has come a long way from the small garage and petrol station in Bury St Edmunds set up in the early 1970's to its current eight locations running along the A14 corridor in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.
Today, the Company has in excess of 165 staff and handles over £75 million worth of business annually. The privately owned family business is now ranked as one of the Top 200 Dealer Groups in the UK and has risen in the rankings over the past two years which proves we continue to serve the area and the community growing and building our brand whilst focusing on the relationship with customers and staff alike through new outlets of social media as well as good old fashioned conversation in the showroom.
We host main franchises for Honda Cars and Honda Motorcycles at the head office location in Bury St Edmunds making it an ideal destination centre as well as offering Suzuki cars while our Ipswich site holds two large franchises for both Honda and Suzuki having been trading in Ipswich since 1998. We also feature all brands of used cars specifically selected by our dedicated used car purchasing team from outlets throughout the UK and direct from the manufacturers.
At Cambridge we now hold franchises for Honda, Renault and Dacia cars and Renault commercial vans. Honda Scooters and mopeds are also available from our Honda Cambridge site.
The group handles all aspects of motor vehicle requirements including sales, servicing, parts, MOT, hire, and finance solutions for customers as well as motorcycle helmets, clothing, accessories, repair and customising of all types of motorcycles.
We specialise in offering low rate finance solutions and packages for all our customers through a transparent and dedicated in-house facility with finance packages on our new cars being at over 90% of all cars sold and used cars over 40% finance penetration on our excellent terms. We also offer vehicle protection in the form of insurances which are all discussed on an individual basis with our customers. Full details of what finance products are offered are shown in our Vehicle Protection pages.
Whilst having grown to a company of mid economic size primarily over the past twenty five years, the John Banks Group remains a close-knit family concern. Currently, the Chief Executive, the Managing Director and the Sales Director of the company are the children of the founder, five times British motocross champion and world contender in the 1960's John Banks, with the second generation of sons and daughters recently joining the Company in minority roles working their way up through the Company structure ensuring the continuity of the family business for the future.
Working closely in the community with charities and local organisations John Banks Director's like to give back to the local area and try to assist in charity support as well as growth and development throughout the areas we trade in continually assessing needs and assistance to worthy causes to continue to create a growth of business and development within the Suffolk and Cambridge regions.
We are continually looking for forward thinking staff to join our growing team, if you feel you have the integrity, reliability and work ethic required to join our team please do not hesitate to view our recruitment pages.
History with John Banks in his racing years - at the end you will see our current CEO "holding the trophy"!