Hull teenager's extraordinary success after starting supercar business - at 15

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 4 Mar 2019

Plenty of teenagers dream of one day being able to drive a Ferrari or a Rolls-Royce.

For many though, watching them tear around tracks on car shows or seeing one fly past on the motorway is about as close as you will get.

But for one teenager from Hessle , working with supercars on a daily basis has become a reality.

Harry Hall, 18, from Hessle, launched his own business aged just 15, maintaining and restoring luxury vehicles.

The entrepreneur was forced to juggle his time in the classroom with his passion for cars, and three years on has seen his business take off.

Harry Hall, from Hessle, is the youngest ever certified car detailer (

Attention to Detail Automotive (ATD), based in Woodfield Lane, Hessle, has caught the attention of supercar owners across the country and even the world.

The young East Yorkshire entrepreneur shared his experience of starting the business at 15.

Harry said: “Three years ago, I decided to set up Attention to Detail to fulfil a desire to see cars cared for as they should be.

“I’ve always had a passion for cars, but nothing frustrated me more than seeing these beautiful works of art being improperly cared for.

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“When I first started the business, I underestimated how quickly my client base would build up.

“One customer led to another and before I knew it I had too many cars to look after and not enough time to fit them all in whilst I was still at school.”

Since founding ATD, Harry has detailed a vast range of luxury and super cars, having first become interested in cars at school.

Harry Hall, from Hessle, is the youngest ever certified car detailer (

From the age of 14, he studied detailing processes in his spare time and began providing basic cleaning services on weekends and evenings after school.  

A year into his business, Harry invested in a state-of-art detailing facility, complete with bespoke lighting, a vehicle lift and some of the best detailing equipment on the market.

He now works on some of the most prestigious car brands in the country, including Ferrari, Porsche and Rolls-Royce. 

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“Detailing is no quick process, often it can take up to 100 hours to perfectly clean, correct and protect a car,” Harry said.

“Detailing an expensive or prestigious vehicle should be seen as an investment. Giving it the best start in life with the correct protection and maintenance, you can keep it in showroom condition, no matter how hard you drive it.”

“ATD’s services aren’t just for used vehicles. If you bring me a new car, I can make it look better than when it rolled off the showroom floor.”

Harry’s client base now includes a string of celebrity clients, including professional footballers, local business leaders and MPs.

His work has also been spotted by a luxury car owner in Marbella, Spain, who has asked Harry to fly out to work on a vehicle they have bought.

“I have had the privilege of working on some truly amazing cars and am now receiving request from customers with many different needs, from vintage Ferraris to brand new Range Rovers.” Harry said.

Harry’s next ambition is to expand ATD beyond East Yorkshire, opening new studios with the aim of being to eventually hire a team to run the day-to-day operations

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