About Us

Starkwood Media Group Ltd Customer Words

Our Design team has a combined substantial amount of design and front-end development experience in order to bring our customers' a refined and efficient online presence to help push their own unique brand and business.

Founded by Ian Piper M.I.M.I, who has extensive automotive retail experience having taken a small non-franchise site and grown it into a Nissan Dealership. Afterwhich, he was then able to purchase a second Nissan Dealership all prior to starting "UK Web Sites" in 1999 which in 2010 rebranded as Starkwood Media Group.



Our Managing Director, Rob Queen, is a fellow member of the Institute of the Motor Industry (F.I.M.I), the highest level of membership. This level of membership means that Starkwood Media Group Ltd has a high standard of experience in senior management, ensuring our customers are looked after correctly.

We work hard and utilise a substantial amount of resources in research and development, this allows us to pioneer new web practices and techniques for the Automotive sector.

Starkwood Media Group Ltd Office

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and every customer is allocated a dedicated account manager and designer to ensure each customer is given complete focus.

Starkwood Media Group Ltd History

UK Websites Launched

We started off our business in 1999 under the name "UK Websites".

1999
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First Employee

We did not get our first employee on our books until three years after the business was created.

2002
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Compucars Launched

Compucars, our own classified automotive advertising website was fully launched in 2003, allowing customers to completely showcase their vehicle stock online.

2003
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First Office in Godalming

We moved into our first official premises this year, located in the beautiful market town, Godalming in Surrey.

2005
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Moved to Larger Premises

As the business was expanding we were forced to move to larger premises, closeby in Anvil Park, Godalming.

2007
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Starkwood Media Group Ltd incorporated

This year, we became what you know us as today, Starkwood Media Group Ltd.

2009
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Compucars in Experian Hitwise Top 10

Compucars was listed in the Experian Hitwise Top 10 list for this year.

2009
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Live Chat Launched

We launched our online live chat service, AutoChat, in 2010, making it easier for our customers to engage with their customers.

2010
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Starkwood Media Group Ltd sponsor the Motor Trader Awards

Starkwood Media Group Ltd also sponsored the Motor Trader Awards for the first time this year.

2010
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In-house Finance Calculator

In 2011 we developed our in-house finance calculator, allowing our customers to showcase their vehicle finance dynamically.

2011
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Starkwood Media Group Ltd in the national press with its Driver Attitude Survey

We were also published in the national press for the Driver Attitude Survey this year.

2011
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Employs more than 20 people

Our ever expanding business had now grown to over 20 employees this year.

2012
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Launch our 1st mobile site

In order to keep up with modern web design, we also launched our first fully mobile-optimised website.

2012
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Moves to its current home in Camberley

Starkwood Media Group Ltd moved to its current home in Camberley, Surrey.

2013
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Managed SEO service introduced

Due to growing demand, we launched our own managed SEO service and became Google Certified to manage AdWords campaigns.

2014
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1st Overseas Customer

We also acquired our first international customer in 2014.

2014
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Launches RAC partnership

In 2015 we struck up a large partnership with RAC Cars to offer full stock management.

2015
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Autohub rolled out

We rolled out our new responsive stock management system to our customers.

2016
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Working with Motorcheck

To give our dealers greater levels of vehicle specification data we partnered with Motorcheck.

2017
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New Web Platform Launch

Launched our New Web Platform to allow dealers to list a greater number of vehicle types.

2018
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Adding a DMS

Partnered with Autosales Systems Limited offering a combined web and DMS product.

2019
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Celebrating 20 Years

Starkwood Media Group celebrates 20 years of designing, building and hosting dealer websites.

2019
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Online Vehicle Reservation

New, free to add, online vehicle reservation system for your Starkwood Web Site. Take debit / credit card and PayPal deposits directly on each vehicle advert.

2020

Customer Reviews

Great company, deliver what they say they will. Russell is an asset to the company, he helped with my smart motors website being built. Nothing was too much trouble. 10/10


Smart Motors

This company does great websites,and i will recomend them to any one.


Elton Cars

Starkwood have recently built my new business website, the whole process from initial conversations with Danielle through to the go-live with Ben and Pam have been top notch. Always professional, friendly, very responsive to support emails and telephone queries, and the website looks better than I could ever have expected. I would highly recommend them!


Livery Dole

Back with Starkwood Media after a break due to empty promises. Excellent service, fantastic new website and very friendly and helpfull staff. Some great new interactive tools. Well worth checking out. Very glad to be back in the Starkwood Media family. Recommend to all.


Station Garage Farncombe

Amazing company to deal with and produce outstanding website designs. Special thanks to Sophie, David and Pam. Great service and so helpful and accommodating throughout the whole transition. Extremely pleased with the finished product and am looking forward to working with the team at Starkwood for many years to come. Thanks again.


Weston Heath

Superb company very engaging and easy to work with. Customer experience first class. My bespoke website is complete and receiving positive reviews. Look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Team Starkwood going forwards.


Cheshire Cars

5***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... great work by Russel and the team, very very happy with the website, would definitely use again.


Exclusive Autos

Efficient and courteous. We have worked with the team at Starkwood for a year now and cannot fault them in anyway.


Couplands Caravans

Having used Starkwood Media group now for a number of years for both of our company websites they have never fail to deliver a bespoke yet professional service with a special thanks going to Simon who is a true credit to Starkwood with his nothing too much trouble approach.


The Car Specialists

Great work from the Starkwood Media Group Ltd team!!!


Phil Weaver Automotive

We have been using Starkwood Media Group Ltd for many years now, they have a great team behind them who have a plethora of skills and insight into the Automotive industry. Well worth considering!


The Garrison Garage

Never experienced a company that react so quickly to queries or technical issues that are resolved instantly. Starkwood Media Group Ltd are proactive and ensure my business moves with the times.


R.B Motors and Burcott Motor Company

We'd like to thank our fabulous digital media partners Starkwood Media Group Ltd for the sterling job they've done in creating and building our fully responsive site. Top job guys!


Newmarket Motor Company

Brilliant, we absolutely love it! Big thanks to Lukasz and the support team for their help and patience with me.


Crossroads Garage

We pride ourselves on the quality of vehicles we supply to our customers. The presentation of cars on display and the standards we set is our upmost priority. We regularly receive comments from customers commenting how well our cars are presented. The point of sale material we use not only is it informative and professional it completes the image we try to portray.


Wheelbase

Our new website has gone live, we are very pleased with the results. Thank you Russell and the team at Starkwood Media Group Ltd, and thank you for listening to my requirements, very professional service, looking forward to our future relationship.


Audi Specialists Ltd

We have been using Starkwood Media Group Ltd for well over a decade now and have never once been unhappy with the level of service they provide, professional, efficient, always ahead of the game with new technology and methods to maximise our exposure.


Weybridge Vehicle Consultants Ltd

I have been with Starkwood Media Group Ltd for over 10 years now for the simple reason the platform is easy to use. The support team are great to deal with and you get that personal touch from start to finish from the setting up of the website, to email accounts and making each website bespoke.


Camper Monster

I am now concentrating on collecting as many email addresses as possible from all enquiries so having the facility for my website visitors to subscribe is going to create more opportunities for my business. I also like the idea of sending 500 subscribers my stocklists/offers at the touch of a button.


Pete Smith

We've been a Starkwood customer since June 2016. The team at Starkwood are always easy to get hold of and are friendly and efficient. We were assigned our own website designer and we dealt with him directly to get the design that we really wanted.


Anvil Autos

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