Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Car Importer and Distributer
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • Contact
    • The Colt Car Company, Watermoor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1LF

About Mitsubishi Motors in the UK

Colt Car Company are a car importer and distributor for the UK specialising in Mitsubishi cars and pickups. Their portfolio includes passenger cars and commercial vehicles, and they provide services in corporate fleet sales, contract hire rentals, hire purchases, and lease purchases.

The business is part of the Mitsubishi Motors’ global expansion programme, and was established in 1974 for the purpose of importing and distributing cars and light commercial vehicles in the UK. For the first decade of its existence, British market Mitsubishis were sold under the “Colt” marque until the rebranding to Mitsubishi, which brought the marque in line with the rest of the world.

Their head office is based in Cirencester and houses Shogun Retail Ltd, Spitalgate Dealer Services (SDS), Finance Mitsubishi and Mitsubishi Contract Motoring.

The company has a workforce of more than 350 employees, led by Managing Director Lance Bradley and Vice President Jim Tyrell.

What is it like to work for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK

Proactive wellbeing initiatives are in place to encourage employees to take responsibility for their health. The company also introduced health monitoring for employees and exercise classes. All managers are trained to spot and take action against signs of stress.
My Team
My Team
They have introduced a management community to ensure all managers are equipped to lead and develop their teams. Managers are given control around building a team, motivating individuals and groups, and communicating with staff effectively.
My Company
My Company
The business has a cross-company group working on vision and values. All employees are invited to input ideas to the creation of the values, while managers are encouraged to follow up with their teams on what the values mean to them.

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

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  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    66% / 34%

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