The Auto Industry Excellence Awards Announce the Winners of the 2019 Independent Automotive Industry Awards

The Auto Industry Excellence Awards Announce the Winners of the 2019 Independent Automotive Industry Awards

The 2019 Auto Industry Excellence Awards took place on Wednesday 20th March at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey. The awards were introduced to bring independent car retailers and car repair garages together to recognise the passion, best practice, vision and leadership within the motor industry. Having brand recognition in the automotive sector aids in your company’s success, as it encourages customers to choose and stay loyal to your company. Being able to say that you’re an award-winning or an award-nominated business increases your chances of building and strengthening partnerships within the industry. Awards are also a great opportunity to showcase your standards to your competitors as well as your clients.

Recognising this outstanding contribution that the independents play in the automotive industry by holding an annual awards ceremony, acknowledging and rewarding those who showed an exceptional contribution in an ever increasing competitive market. The Headline Sponsor of the Awards was once again Autoguard Warranties. These awards were held in association with The IMDA.

Francesca Pipistrelli, Event Organiser, says:
“Leading a motor business to success can be an extremely tough challenge, therefore we were keen to showcase the dedication, expertise and sheer hard work of our thoroughly deserving winners. I would like to wish them the very best of luck for the future and congratulate them on their win in this prestigious awards programme. The Auto Industry Excellence Awards pride itself on the validity of these awards and winners. These awards were given solely on merit and were awarded to commend those most deserving for their integrity, passion and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them very worthy of this recognition."

Winning an award is a confirmation that you are successful in a highly competitive industry, which strengthens your reputation with new and existing customers. Our Award Winners and Highly Commended are below - Congratulations to you all!

1) Body Shop Excellence Award – Sponsored by Aston Lark
Presented by Jem Emirali
WINNER Devonshire Motors
Highly Commended Braintree Motor Works & Gemini ARC

2) Car Retailer Employer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Live at 3
Presented by Matthew Whitton
WINNER Alexanders Prestige
Highly Commended Luscombe Motors & Beck Evans

3) Repair Garage Employer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Aston Lark
Presented by Jem Emirali
WINNER Braintree Motor Works
Highly Commended Gemini ARC & MJ Warner

4) Car Retailer Aftersales Excellence Award – Sponsored by Autoguard Warranties
Presented by Rob Dockerill
WINNER SuperMini
Highly Commended Chequers Lightwater

5) Sales Manager Excellence Award – Sponsored by GBB Coaching & Consultancy
Presented by Tim English
WINNER Neil Relph – Beck Evans
Highly Commended Alan Harding – JA Autos & Phil Buchan – Jim Reid Vehicle Sales

6) Repair Garage of the Year (North) Award – Sponsored by EMaC.
Presented by Steve Molloy
WINNER REVS Motors
Highly Commended The Garage Whitburn & Paragon Motor Company

7) Repair Garage of the Year (South) Award – Sponsored by EMaC.
Presented by Steve Molloy
WINNER JS Motors Ltd
Highly Commended S&J Garage & Wood Automotive

8) Used Car Retailer Excellence (up to 60 cars) Award – Sponsored by findandfundmycar.com
Presented by Tom Harding
WINNER Whitethor Cars
Highly Commended TML Cars & West Malling Garage

9) Used Car Retailer Excellence (61+ Cars) Award – Sponsored by findandfundmycar.com
Presented by Tom Harding
WINNER Redgate Lodge
Highly Commended Empressive Motor Co & McCarthy Cars

10) Prestige /Specialist Used Car Retailer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Autoguard Warranties
Presented by Rob Dockerill
WINNER SRK Cars
Highly Commended Hawthornes Farnham & Alexanders Prestige

11) Franchised Dealership Excellence Award – Sponsored by Northridge Finance
Presented by David Smith
WINNER Sportiff
Highly Commended JG Burgess Fiat & Roadside Garages

12) New Dealership Excellence Award – Sponsored by Oodle Car Finance
Presented by Harry Hussain
WINNER Emerald House of Cars
Highly Commended Motor Connect, Kent Motor Cars & eCars247

13) Car Repair Garage Customer Service Excellence Award – Sponsored by Autoguard Warranties
Presented by David Robinson
WINNER M-Tech Autocentre
Highly Commended Harris Motor Company & Crescent Motoring

14) Car Retailer Customer Service Excellence Award – Sponsored by Warranty Direct
Presented by John Highfield
WINNER Autocars UK
Highly Commended Car-Pod Ltd, Crompton Way & Specialist Cars Stoke

15) Dealer Website Excellence Award – Sponsored by Spidersnet
Presented by Sam Kidger
WINNER Targa Florio
Highly Commended Big Motoring World & Tempest4Cars

16) Independent Repair Garage Website Excellence Award – Sponsored by Leadspring
Presented by Jeff Cousens
WINNER Petersfield Service Centre
Highly Commended MJ Warner & Motoserve

17) Training & Development Excellence Award – Sponsored by Sentience International
Presented by Ali May-Khalil
WINNER Gemini ARC
Highly Commended Emerald House of Cars & PDH Cars Sussex

18) Repair Garage Marketing & Advertising Excellence Award – Foxy Lady Drivers Club
Presented by Steph Savill
WINNER Westgate Tyres
Highly Commended 1BR & Premier Autocentres Ltd

19) Car Retailer Marketing & Advertising Excellence Award – Sponsored by The IMDA
Presented by Umesh Samani
WINNER McCarthy Cars
Highly Commended Harvey Cooper Cars & Emerald House of Cars

20) Dealer Principal/CEO Excellence Award – Sponsored by Northridge Finance
Presented by Mike Lomas
WINNER Peter Waddell
Highly Commended Scott Knight & Umesh Samani

21) Apprentice Excellence Award – Sponsored by Autoguard Warranties
Presented by Colin Longfield
WINNER Mark Franklin
Highly Commended Craig Thomas


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