Portiacraft was formed in 1982 by its current owner Harry Ioannou.
Seeing a good future in Porsche sales Harry bought the freehold for the premises in 1984 adding the workshops a couple of years later as the freeholds of the adjoining buildings became available.
Harry was joined by Martin Robinson now the general manager in 1988 when he was 14 years old as a cleaner after school and on Saturdays then full time after leaving school.
Harry`s son Oliver joined the company in 2003 ensuring the business will continue in safe hands for years to come.
Our aim has always to sell and maintain Porsche at realistic prices and by owning our buildings and stock we can control overheads allowing us to achieve our initial aim.
We usually stock up to 30 cars at a time right across the range from 5k for a Boxster up to 70k plus for a 991 and everything else in between.
By working the way we do we tend to buy back most of the cars we sell as general depreciation of anything Porsche is very low we don't look like robber barons a few years later when we are offered the cars back also because of our sensible servicing costs the majority of our customers come back to us for all their servicing and repair needs.
The atmosphere in the showroom is very relaxed and informal there are no receptionists or fancy offices no pushy sales techniques just us doing what we do best and hope to continue doing for years to come.
We all enjoy what we do here and it`s a given that Harry will never retire as he simply enjoys coming in to work everyday and does not think of it as work and this comes across when visiting the showroom.