GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Sandbach. We will work hard to help you obtain an approval decision, based on affordability, in minutes and drive away your new used car within 24 hours!
If you need a loan to buy a used car then you have come to the right place - We could help to find car finance for you regardless of your current financial circumstances. We regularly help people with bad credit, even if they have been refused elsewhere. Simply complete the form opposite to apply.
We are available to help people access car finance 247, 365 days a year - Whether you need an affordable family saloon, an economical hatchback, a large car or a people carrier we will work hard to help you find the right car for you. Apply online day or night, or speak with one of our friendly operators who will help guide you through the car finance application process and answer any questions you have.
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Sandbach is a market town in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in the United Kingdom. It lies 18 miles south east of Manchester and is the second largest town in Cheshire East after the neighbouring Crewe. The town is steeped in history, with its roots reflecting those of the local car industry, finance industry, and motorsport. Despite its relatively small population, its history, together with its pivotal role in the county's economy, makes it an integral part of Cheshire.
The history of Sandbach can be traced back to the Bronze Age. The name of the town is derived from Sand Belts, a reference to the banks of sand in the area which have been formed by thousands of years of local wind currents. Documented references to the town date back to 1260, when the town received its charter as a market town. By the 18th century, Sandbach had become an engineering hub for the local area and was home to a number of iron manufacturers and brick makers.
The 19th century saw the area become an industrial centre for the manufacture of mining and railway engines and various engineering products. In 1894, the Sandbach Gas Works were built, producing an quality of coke which made the town an important coal-mining centre until the early 1900s. The 20th century saw Sandbach become subject to change and development; the opening of the Grand Junction Canal, the electrification of the railways, and the advent of motorcars all had an impact. The development of the M6 motorway in 1972 resulted in increased emigration to Sandbach as a cheaper housing alternative to Crewe, resulting in a large growth in population.
At the time of the 2011 census, Sandbach had a population of 16,809, a significant increase on the estimated population of 11,000 in 2002. This population growth can be attributed to Sandbach's continued popularity as a residential area. Sandbach has an average age of 41.9, slightly lower than the UK average of 42.1, but older than the average in Cheshire East of 39.3.
Sandbach has a long-standing and culturally diverse population, with 62.7% of the population being white and 33.6% of the population being from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background. Other BAME populations are represented as 1.4% mixed race, 3% Asian and 1.9% black.
The Car Industry
Sandbach has long been associated with the car industry and is one of the established car hub towns of the UK. It is home to the manufacturing sites of several car giants, including the Whitehouse Common plant of Japanese carmaker Nissan, where the current generation of Nissan Qashqai and Nissan X-Trail are produced. The plant, which is the largest vehicle-assembly plant in the UK, employs around 6,000 people and contributes significantly to the economy of the town.
In addition, Sandbach was also home to Mann Egerton, a manufacturer of luxury and sports cars in the early 1900s. The Coppenhall Works site where the company operated is now home to a housing estate and the popular Sandbach Motor Museum, which showcases the town's motor industry history.
The Finance Industry
Sandbach has a strong financial sector and is home to a number of financial institutions, including Midland Bank and Barclays Bank who both have established local branches. The town is home to the UK operations of American domestic giant Ernst & Young, and is also an attractive centre for budding financiers who are drawn to the town's prestigious reputation.
The financial industry has seen investment from both local and international investors and this has resulted in Sandbach becoming an important centre of finance and business in Cheshire East. There are a number of accounting and financial service firms based in the town, as well as a wealth of student-led businesses that contribute to the vibrant economy.
Growth in the finance industry has seen a surge in wealth in Sandbach and has resulted in the area becoming an affluent town. There are currently 163 listed millionaires or billionaires in Sandbach, making it one of the richest towns in the entire county.
Sandbach and the surrounding area have seen a thriving motorsport culture for many years. The town is home to two popular speedway teams, Cheshire Wolves and Railsport Sandbach, as well as a number of smaller karting tracks in the nearby towns and villages.
The town is also home to the Cheshire Motorsport Centre which hosts a variety of motor racing events, including the popular Mini Se7en racing series. The centre is open all year round and attracts visitors from across the country thanks to its challenging off-road terrain, professional racing instructors and multiple racing opportunities.
Sandbach is a bustling and vibrant town whose history is ingrained with the car, finance and motorsport worlds. Its long-standing connections have made it an integral part of the Cheshire economy and have been a major factor in its growth and popularity over the years. Its proven success in all three industries, coupled with its strong demographic representation, are all indicative of a prosperous future for the town and its residents.