Eaton Smith Solicitors is delighted to announce that Hitchfields Ltd has been chosen by the judging panel as the latest winner of its Business of the Month Award.

Hitchfields is one of the largest independent used car dealers in West Yorkshire and have an extensive, varied range of over 100 vehicles in stock. They aim to utilise 10+ years of experience in the motor industry trade to provide a service which is both optimised and personal to help make client vehicle purchases as seamless and stress-free as possible.

The business started on director Kristian Hitchen's driveway with one car and a post to a Facebook car sale group. Over time, the business grew and expanded to a unit in Lockwood on the edge of Huddersfield Town Centre, capable of hosting north of 30 vehicles. Six months ago (early 2024), Hitchfields moved into a new and larger unit capable of housing 100 cars making them one of West Yorkshire's largest indoor showrooms and independent dealerships.

Kristian commented: “We are really honored to win this award and have our growth and contributions recognised by the team at Eaton Smith, we constantly pushing the envelope as a business. We thank the panel for choosing us and hope this is the first of many awards to come as a new emerging business in the Kirklees area”.

Ben Jackson, partner at Eaton Smith Solicitors, and member of the judging panel commented; “Hitchfields Ltd has shown impressive growth from a driveway business to one of West Yorkshire's largest indoor showrooms and independent car dealerships. The business was also recognised for its investment in the apprentice scheme, local employment and its plans for further growth to make it one of the UK's largest independent car retailers”.

Ben Jackson chaired the judging panel and was joined by Philippa Coultish (Coultish Associates) and Alisdair Straughan (Paladin Marketing), Martin Hathaway (Mid Yorkshire Chamber) and Annie Bradley (Department of International Trade).

You can apply for the business of the month award here -