DRIVEN TO SUCCESS! How GWA became leading one-stop solution shop for cars and vans

Gary Watts at GWA HQGary Watts at GWA HQ

Businessman Gary Watts knows full well that the best ideas tend to be those that are the simplest. So when he had a vision 25 years ago or so to create a one-stop shop to satisfy a burgeoning demand for motor vehicles and all that goes with them, he knew he was on to something.

Gary’s concept was to provide the right vehicles at the right price, funded by the most advisable and cost-effective finance package on the market. He wanted to establish a professional and friendly service embracing all aspects of vehicle purchase. And do so under one roof.

Fast forward to 2017 and Gary’s company, GWA Cars & Finance, is flourishing; helping clients old and new find the vehicle of their choice, whatever that may be. From top-of-the-range Ranger Rovers to a pre-loved Nissa Primera; and from sleek Aston Martins to soft-top Audis to new and used work vans, GWA can help.

Janice and Gary Young

Janice and Gary Young

Managing Director Gary works hand in hand with Sales Director Gary Young to oversee the busy operation; and the pair, along with their team of expert staff members, are especially busy of late having overseen a January switch from their HQ in Birdham, Chichester, to a prestigious new nerve-centre in Coastguards Parade, off Barrack Lane, in Bognor Regis.

MD Gary explains: “It’s very much an expansion and falls in line with just how busy we are. At our new offices we are very visible and we’re finding more and more people are making the connection between the GWA name and the people behind it.

“We’re delighted with just how smooth the transition has been and already we are seeing the benefits of the move.”

It’s fair to say the GWA approach is really simple: all you need to do is tell them what sort of vehicle you want – be it for business or for personal use – how much you would like to spend and over what period of time, and they’ll do the rest, from sourcing to finance.

Gary, Bing and Janice

Gary, Bing and Janice

Gary adds: “The core to our business is being able to offer a personal service to clients sourcing both commercial and private vehicles and recommending funding options which best suit their requirements. We source new and used cars from any manufacturer at the most advantageous price available in the marketplace – using our fleet purchasing power

“What’s nice is that our clients keep coming back to us – some have been with us for 25 years! And they come back because we make the whole process of vehicle purchase so very easy. From the minute you pick up the phone, to the moment you drive off with your new vehicle, we are with you all the way.



“We’re told that the fact we are independent sits well with clients, it shows we have a great deal of integrity. And it means our service to the client is unique; it’s tailor-made package, designed with you in mind but drawing on all our experience of dealing with all the major manufacturers. And we have all the finance facilities in house, so whether business or consumer we can help whether you want to lease, contract hire or purchase.”

Business and private users benefit all the way!

*GWA Cars & Finance
2 Coastguards Parade
Barrack Lane
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 4DX

Tel: 01243 510650 Email: [email protected]

About the Author

Carl Eldridge
Carl Eldridge is a hugely experienced journalist who has worked on local and national newspapers, magazines and written for websites over the past 30 years. He lives in Bognor Regis with his wife and son.