Auto Industry Excellence Awards 2019 Results

  • 27-Mar-2019

Tux’s? Amazing dresses? Autoguard flags? That can only mean one thing, the Auto Industry Excellence Awards 2019!

Rob Dockerill delivers a passionate speech about the Automotive IndustryWe arrived on Wednesday 20th March at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey to be the headline sponsor of this rapidly expanding awards event. The goal? To join independent car retailers and car repair garages alike and celebrate their successes in going above-and-beyond in the ever-evolving automobile industry. 

The night started with some wine down in Denbies cellar, a lovely location should you ever have the opportunity to go! We transition to the main hall with London based pianist, singer and entertainer, Danny Mills playing the crowds in for dinner with his wonderful talent.

 Our very own, Rob Dockerill, CEO, took to the stage (see below) and spoke about the admiration we all have for Francesca (the event organiser) and how much the event has grown since last year. He also noted how important it is to go that extra mile for customers and deliver the best service possible. This is exactly what these awards are about and why we sponsor it.

 

Steven Whitton, a motivational speaker, hosted the event and kept the crowd engaged throughout. Having a huge background in the automotive industry he was a perfect pick to MC this prestigious event.

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 David Robison, Finance Director of Autoguard Warranties presents the award for Car Repair Garage Customer Service Excellence to M-Tech Autocentre 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.”

Congratulations to all of the winners, highly commended and nominees! We will see you next year.

 

Body Shop Excellence Award – Sponsored by Aston Lark

Presented by Jem Emirali

WINNER Devonshire Motors

Highly Commended Braintree Motor Works & Gemini ARC

 

Car Retailer Employer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Live at 3

Presented by Matthew Whitton

WINNER Alexanders Prestige

Highly Commended Luscombe Motors & Beck Evans

 

Repair Garage Employer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Aston Lark

Presented by Jem Emirali

WINNER Braintree Motor Works

Highly Commended Gemini ARC & MJ Warner

 

Car Retailer Aftersales Excellence Award – Sponsored by Autoguard Warranties

Presented by Rob Dockerill

WINNER SuperMini 

Highly Commended Chequers Lightwater

 

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

 

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

                       

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

 

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

 

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

 

Prestige /Specialist Used Car Retailer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Autoguard Warranties

Presented by Rob Dockerill

WINNER SRK Cars

Highly Commended Hawthornes Farnham & Alexanders Prestige

 

 Franchised Dealership Excellence Award – Sponsored by Northridge Finance

Presented by David Smith

WINNER Sportiff

Highly Commended JG Burgess Fiat & Roadside Garages

 

 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

 

 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

 

 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

 

 Dealer Website Excellence Award – Sponsored by Spidersnet

Presented by Sam Kidger

WINNER Targa Florio

Highly Commended Big Motoring World & Tempest4Cars

 

Independent Repair Garage Website Excellence Award – Sponsored by Leadspring

Presented by Jeff Cousens

WINNER Petersfield Service Centre

Highly Commended MJ Warner & Motoserve

 

 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

 

 Repair Garage Marketing & Advertising Excellence Award – Foxy Lady Drivers Club

Presented by Steph Savill

WINNER Westgate Tyres

Highly Commended 1BR & Premier Autocentres Ltd

 

 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

 

 Dealer Principal/CEO Excellence Award – Sponsored by Northridge Finance

Presented by  Mike Lomas

WINNER Peter Waddell

Highly Commended Scott Knight & Umesh Samani

 

Apprentice Excellence Award – Sponsored by Autoguard Warranties

Presented by Colin Longfield

WINNER Mark Franklin

Highly Commended Craig Thomas

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