A company which had an annual £10m of sales worldwide last year is celebrating 30 years in business.

Classic and Sportscar Centre marked its third decade with the opening of a car storage department with plans for a major new development at their West Knapton HQ next year.

Set up in 1991 in Huddersfield by Nick Szkiler, the business relocated to Ryedale in 1998.

In 2006, Nick’s son James took over the running of the company which was renamed Classic and Sportscar Centre and later expanded to include Malton Coachworks offering classic car restoration and maintenance.

James said: "2021 marked the 30th anniversary for Classic & Sportscar Limited. Many of our clients will remember their 25th which was celebrated in great style at the National Railway Museum.

"Sadly, the uncertainty surrounding events last year meant the Company couldn’t plan a similar 30th party but they passed this important milestone in business celebrating continuing success and growth in the business.

James and his sales team at West Knapton continue to sell classics cars around the world.

In the last month alone five have been exported to Australia, one to California and two will leave for Canada shortly.

James said: "Classic & Sportscar Centre sell between 20 and 25 classic cars per month and continue to grow with an annual £10m of sales worldwide last year – an amazing achievement during a global pandemic."

The team includes Kyle Rose who leads the Showfield Lane workshop business in Malton supported by a skilled technical team which also boasts two apprentices.

Mark Brooks has spent over 10 years with the business managing the body and paintshop which also situated on Showfield Lane. In 2021 he recruited the company’s first female technical apprentice.

Joe Sawyer leads the vehicle trim department which moved into their own premises during October 2020. They undertake high quality interior trim work supporting our sales team, external customers and many specialist car businesses across the region.

James said: "With a fantastic team of skilled people employed across five departments the company looks forward to continued growth and development.

"The classic car specialist’s 30th year highlights included participation with a big presence at motor industry flagship events including the London Classic Car Show, the Goodwood Revival and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

"During one of these events the company connected with Richard Hammond of ‘Top Gear’ and ‘The Grand Tour’ fame displaying his Jaguar XK150 which Classic & Sportscar Centre had owned and re-sold several times in the past.

"The company’s continued expansion reflects a strong and growing reputation as a ‘one stop shop’ for classic cars owners and enthusiasts all over the globe."