Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Classic Car Parts Supplier
  • Year established:
    1986
  • Website:
    http://www.vwheritage.com
  • Contact
    • 47, Dolphin Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6PB

About Heritage Parts Centre

VW Heritage manufacture and sell classic Volkswagen car parts for customers, garages and parts retailers as well as enthusiasts all over world.

For over 30 years, the company has been the UK’s largest Volkswagen specialist, supplying quality replacement parts for Beetles, Buses and Ghias from their base in West Sussex.

Despite numerous changes to the business, their ethos has remained the same - to approach business from the viewpoint of an enthusiast. Directors and staff have restored countless Volkswagens over the years and their combined experience, knowledge and expertise is an invaluable resource for customers.

Their dedication to finding quality parts takes them around the world and they now supply more than 14,000 different lines.

The Chairman and Founder David Ward owns a 1982 Mk1 Volkswagen Golf.


What is it like to work for Heritage Parts Centre

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
For Heritage Parts Centre, it is about small gestures. Free fruit is provided everyday and a complimentary team breakfast is offered every Friday. The office is a relaxed area to work with lots of plants and desks that are height adjustable for staff to work standing up.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Each year, the company organises a fancy dress charity event called ‘The Santa Cruise’ to benefit local children’s charities. Local car enthusiasts drive decorated classic Volkswagen vehicles dressed as Father Christmas to deliver gifts and good cheer.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees are rewarded for the hard work that goes into meeting specific achievements or milestones. Also, if a sales target is met, lunch is paid for by the company - and it’s usually pizza shaped.

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Benefits:

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    28%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Staff:

    70

  • Male : Female:

    74% / 26%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    9%

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