GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Solihull. 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!
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Solihull — A Town Built by Cars, Finance and Motorsport
In the heart of the Midlands in the United Kingdom lies the town of Solihull, which has played a prominent role in the car industry, finance industry, and motorsport for many years. Almost from the moment the modern movement began in the late 19th century, Solihull's fortunes have been intimately linked to automotive production and its economic growth.
Situated in the West Midlands county, in an area of almost 306 square kilometres, with a population of around 211,700 as of the mid-2020s, Solihull is a 'metropolitan borough' with a long and varied history — an area which has seen great changes over the decades. It's a prosperous and attractive place, located just south of Birmingham, a major city in the Midlands, and close to the historic cities of Coventry and Worcester, which form a 'Golden Triangle' along with the centre of Solihull.
The town is home to many large employers — including the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, National Express, Lloyds Banking Group, and HSBC — such that it can be seen as a town that's 'built by cars, finance and motorsport'.
The Car Industry: From Coaching Wagon-makers to Building Luxury Cars
Solihull is the home of one of the oldest and most famous car makers: Jaguar Land Rover, who have their headquarters in the town — and their presence has been critical to the town's development and prosperity for over 125 years.
The company began life as the Swallow Sidecar Company back in 1922, before it expanded and eventually grew to become Jaguar Cars in 1945. Jaguar was part of a number of automotive giants, including Rover, Austin and Morris, before it merged with Land Rover in 2000/2001. The resulting Jaguar Land Rover have become one of the UK's leading automotive producers, and they remain an essential part of the Solihull economy to this day.
The vehicles made by Jaguar and Land Rover are renowned for their luxury and quality, but it all began with the traditional manufacturing of the region; the character of Solihull itself is said to be deeply connected to the history of the car industry. Historical sources state that the town was originally home to a number of coaching wagon-makers and wheelwrights, and this grounding in artisan manufacturing provided the foundation for the subsequent boom in car production in the region.
In addition to producing high quality vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover also continues to cultivate an ethos of local responsibility and sustainability. They actively support a number of education, career and technical initiatives across the town, in order to help local people gain skills and qualifications, and to support businesses and entrepreneurs in the area.
The Finance Industry: A Traditional Banking Hub
Since the late 19th century, Solihull has been an important centre for banking, and it's estimated that there are now over 30 banking and finance institutions in the town. It's a popular choice for many of the nation's leading banks because of its location and demographics. Indeed, its proximity to Birmingham's financial district makes it an ideal choice for those wanting to build a career in finance; there are many professionals working in banking and financial services in the town, and it's a major centre of employment in the region.
The likes of Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Shawbrook Bank, NatWest, and RBS all have significant presences in the town, and there are a wide range of financial services on offer from each institution. Furthermore, there is a range of specialist banking services offered by less well-known companies; for example, firms such as Ignyte Finance offer mortgages for clients with more unusual financial backgrounds.
Solihull has thus become a financial hub, where big players and smaller outfits alike can find staff and customers, making it a great place to work in the banking sector.
Motorsport: Home to The Legends
Motorsport is deeply woven into the fabric of British culture, and the connection with Solihull over the past few decades has been strong. The proximity to Birmingham, the home of some of the world's most iconic racers, and a vibrant scene of racing clubs and events, has helped make Solihull a hub for top-level motorsport.
The likes of Richard Burns, Derek Warwick, and Andy Rouse have all lent their names to various motorsport events in the town — helping to bring the glamour of the racers to the home of the 'proper driver'.
And, with major events such as the Solihull 200 Rally and the Oulton Park Racing Circuit — located just 12 miles from the centre of Solihull — the town will continue to play a major role in the UK's motorsport scene in years to come.
In conclusion, it's clear that Solihull is a town that's both grown and been shaped by its links to the car industry, finance, and motorsport. It's a prosperous and attractive place, with a thriving economy and diverse population, and its place at the heart of the Midlands has only added to its charm and appeal. Its close proximity to Birmingham's financial hub and motorsport epicentres has helped to make it a great place to live, work, and play. All of this makes Solihull a unique and vibrant place, but one that is deeply rooted in its connection to the car, finance, and motorsport industries.