Our History

Our History


Alexanders Prestige was founded in 2005 by childhood best friends Alexander Brimelow and Andrew North. After building up vast knowledge working in the automotive world, they felt the experience of buying and selling a car should and could be better. Not only for the customers, but for the people who work in the industry, too. Whether you’re at Alexanders to buy a supercar or just to have a little browse, we want your experience, as our customer, to be personal and leave you wanting to come back. We’re a close-knit and multiple-award-winning team, and will do everything we can to make the process of buying – or selling – your next car as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

We’ve called Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, our home from the beginning. In fact, our first showroom was just a few hundred yards away. Now, we’re proud to have one of the largest indoor heated showrooms in the country, stocking, selling and buying the finest prestige, 4x4 and sports cars. We take pride in being able to guide each of every one of our customers, whether new or returning, through every part of vehicle ownership – the buying, financing, servicing and selling – all from under one roof. While this pretty village close to the A1 is our base, our customers hail from across the UK and beyond our shores.

Award-winning


As our business and reputation have grown, it's given us great pride to be recognised with multiple awards and commendations over the years. It started in 2007, when we won Ackrill Media's Medium Size Company of the Year Award, and since then we've won the 2008 Young Entrepreneur (won by Alexander), 2011 Best Small Company of the Year, and Motor Codes' 2015 Garage of the Year Regional Winner. It was, however, 2016 that proved to be our shining year: Alexander was recognised in Insider Media's 42 Under 42 list, we once again took Motor Codes' Garage of the Year in our region, and we took CarDealer magazine's Specialist Used Car Dealership of the Year. This success and recognition has come through people, though – all the staff and customers who have made Alexanders what it is today – and to everyone, we say thank you.

The Alexanders Group


There’s more to Alexanders than cars. We share our huge showroom with some gleaming models from Alexanders Horseboxes and Lehel by Alexanders. These sister companies design, manufacture and sell horseboxes that focus on safety and comfort, ranging from the entry-level Alexanders York right up to the ultra-luxurious £500,000 26-tonne Lehel horsebox. The Alexanders Group also includes Ripon-based Harvey Cooper Cars, which sells premium used vehicles.