East Yorkshire teen ups the gears of his car detailing business with major expansion – taken from Business Live

28th October 2019

A teenage entrepreneur who launched his own luxury car company aged just 16 has moved to bigger premises as business moves up a gear.

Harry Hall, 19, from Hessle, owns car detailing business Attention to Detail, and spends his days working on supercars from Ferraris and Porsches to Lamborghinis.

Harry hit the headlines back in March for a company launched while the teenager was still studying at school.

The young entrepreneur said since then, business had been “incredibly busy,” and Attention to Detail recently completed a move from Hessle to a bigger space in Beverley.

Harry said: “I soon outgrew the Hessle studio I was working from, and this summer started to look for a new home for ATD.

“I found the current place in Beverley, which is 3,000sq.ft in size, and signed the lease in July time. I have been in here for a month now, and it’s been brilliant.

“The move has allowed the company to fulfil client’s requests, by reducing waiting times as there is now much more space for the cars! My goal was to create the full experience for the clients.”

ATD (Attention to Detail) specialises in car detailing – a process which involves the cleansing, polishing and protecting all aspects of a vehicle to enhance their appearance.

When Harry launched ATD aged 16, he was forced to juggle his time in the classroom with his passion for cars.

From the age of 14, he studied detailing processes in his spare time and began providing basic cleaning services on weekends and evenings after school.

Today, Harry’s client base includes a string of celebrity clients, including professional footballers, local business leaders and MPs.

“When I started the business it was just me, but I have now taken someone on full-time to help manage the increased workload,” Harry said.

“I also have two specialists to work on another side of the company, which is applying Paint Protection Film (PPF).

“It is essentially a clear wrap which goes over the top of the car. It is almost invisible, but it stops stone chips and scratches from happening. It is really impressive stuff.”

Attention to Detail unveiled its new premises in Beverley, off Swinemoor Lane, at a special launch event attended by around 130 people.

“The launch event was a huge success; the support I received was overwhelming and I am really appreciative of that.”

The business continues to go from strength-to-strength under Harry’s leadership.

“I have got the new place set up so I will be able to continue to grow into it in the future,” he said.

“Eventually I want to take on another member of staff, which would enable me to take a step back from the hands-on work and focus more on the business side and customer service.

“It is really important that the quality stays the same. Often as a business grows, the quality falls, so my priority is to keep this level of quality we currently offer. The member of staff I have working with me I have been training since February.

“I have always been passionate about cars. I have worked on a few Rolls-Royces recently, and they are just beautiful cars to sit in.

“I’ve worked on the latest Ferraris and Lamborghinis arriving straight from the dealership. We typically have about three or four cars in per week.”

You can find out more about ATD by visiting its website at www.atdautomotive.co.uk . You can also follow the company on Instagram and Facebook to see some of Harry’s work.

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