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Company Information & Complaints Procedures

Welcome to Barons Stansted

Registered Name: Barons Automotive Limited

Registered Number: 1695666

VAT Registration Number: 252 8539 86

Registered Address: 

Barons Automotive Limited, Victoria Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex  BN41 1YH

Place of Registration: England

Barons Automotive Limited (FRN: 718646) is an Appointed Representative (For both consumer credit and general insurance) of Group 1 Automotive UK Limited, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Their FCA number is 453700.

Email Address: marketing@baronsmini.co.uk



Barons Group strives to provide excellent customer service. We view complaints and feedback as an opportunity to learn and improve for the future, as well as a chance to put things right and improve the service we provide.


Complaints may be made to us in person or via telephone, email or in writing using the details below:

Barons Stansted MINI

Stansted Road,

Bishops Stortford,


CM23 2BT

Telephone: 01279 755906 (Monday – Friday 08.00–18.00) Email: marketing@baronsmini.co.uk


To allow us to handle your complaint as quickly and efficiently as possible, please provide us with the following information where possible:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact details – including telephone number, address and email address (if applicable)
  • The BMW or MINI Centre that you have been dealing with
  • An explanation of your feedback, complaint or question
  • How you believe we can resolve your complaint
  • Your vehicle registration number (if applicable)



You will receive an acknowledgement from us that your complaint has been received. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within four weeks of submitting your complaint, please contact the Barons BMW or MINI Centre that your complaint was submitted to. In acknowledging receipt of your complaint, we will give an indication of how long it will take to send you a detailed response and which member of staff is progressing your complaint.


In most cases, we would aim to provide a full reply within four weeks. However, this may not always be possible, especially if we need to obtain further information. If it proves impossible to send a detailed answer to your complaint within the time originally indicated we will contact you again explaining the reason why and to tell you when you will receive a full response.



All complaints will be managed to conclusion by the manager responsible for the area to which your complaint relates, who will ensure there is a detailed investigation into your complaint. All complaint information will be handled responsibly and confidentially. This policy is reviewed regularly and updated as required.


Barons Group are subscribed to the Motor Industry Code of Practice for New/Used Cars and Service & Repair. The Chartered Trading Standards Institute and Motor Codes (a self-regulatory body for the automotive sector) are partners, providing Government-backed codes of practice for garages.


As a consumer, if a non-financial services related dispute arises that cannot be resolved between us within a reasonable timescale, there is an alternative platform to pursuing through court. Motor Codes is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider which will provide you with free impartial advice and Think Ford are fully committed to any correspondence with them. For details of this service you can call the dedicated Code Advisory and Conciliation Service Consumer Advice Line on 0800 692 0825, submit an enquiry or complaint via the website, www.motorcodes.co.uk or write to Motor Codes Ltd, 71 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 2BN.