• The H&P Story
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The H&P Story

 

Humphries & Parks has been a well-known name in Kent for nearly 75 years, starting from a small high street shop in Wadhurst to now operating from a purpose built 3-acre site in West Malling, see our journey below.

  • 1947

    Charles Humphries & Arthur Parks, brothers in law from Wadhurst purchased an old Blacksmiths shop in their village after leaving the army after the 2nd world war.

    1950s

    The business began selling and repairing lawnmowers and agricultural machinery before moving onto used vehicle sale and repair in the late 1950s.

    1947
  • 1976

    Humphries & Parks become the Mitsubishi franchise holders for Maidstone, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. Making us the longest established Mitsubishi dealer in the UK.

    1980s

    Humphries & Parks grows to four sites across Kent showcasing the Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, and KIA brands.

    1976
  • 2012

    Current owner Mr Marcus Joy, purchased the remaining West Malling based Mitsubishi business from the founders nephews.

    2015

    Huge success in his first few years in charge saw Marcus’ team receive two national industry awards (AM & MotorTrader).

    2012
  • 2017

    Huge expansion and a newly designed site allows the H&P team to grow to 25 staff members and to stock in excess of 80 vehicles.

    2019

    Humphries & Parks become only one of 100 UK business to achieve EVA accreditation by the Office For Low Emission Vehicles, a credit to our teams knowledge of Electric & Hybrid vehicle sale and repair.

    2017
  • 2021

    Marcus’ sons, Sam , Bruno & Soren now play an integral role in the business and have achieved record growth retailing over 100 vehicles a month. The team is now up-to 30 members and counting!

    2022

    Humphries & Parks celebrates winning the Customer Experience category at the AutoTrader Retailer Awards 2022! Another award to add to their collection.

    2021
  • 2023

    Humphries & Parks invest in further growth with the addition of a new MOT centre, detailing bay and eight more team members, taking the total to 38!

    The Future

    Humphries & Parks will be celebrating 77 years of business in 2024, we are constantly investing in and improving the business and look forward to serving the Kent community for the next 77 years!

    2023
  • 2024

    Humphries & Parks become the Suzuki franchise for Maidstone, offering new and used car sales, servicing, and parts for the #1 Trusted Automotive brand in the UK. We are incredibly excited about this new partnership and look forward to working with the team at Suzuki UK for many years to come!

    2024