From left to right: Dave Palmer (Operations Manager), Paul Christodoulou (Head of Stock, Pricing & Acquisitions), Jonathan Dunkley (CEO), Laura Chapman (HR Business Partner)
Last night saw the who’s who of the motor industry turn out at London’s prestigious Brewery venue, to celebrate a tremendous year for the motor trade at the Car Dealer Awards. The evening got off to a flying start with host Mike Brewer exuberating charisma and high spirit, really creating a great feel for the event.
According to Car Dealer Magazine, “The Used Car Awards is bigger and better than ever this year, with a fantastic 600 guests in attendance”, noting a significant rise from the previous year. On the night there were over twenty awards presented, alongside an entertainment spectacle of live music; the event was also attended by special guest, legendary racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss.
CarShop attended after being nominated in two of the prestigious award categories – Used Car Supermarket of the Year and Best Used Car Website of the Year. After a record year of winning awards, the retailer was quietly confident that all their efforts would pay off, but it wasn’t until the cheers started that this became a reality. In-fact, CarShop not only won the Car Supermarket of the Year Award – an award sponsored by paint and upholstery protection system, GardX, they also were highly commended in the Used Car Website of the Year category; a category they’ve done particularly well in throughout the year
After collecting the award CarShop CEO, Jonathan Dunkley, commented, “Wow, this award really should go to every single colleague at CarShop. Working in our operation is both challenging and fun, and day after day the team work relentlessly in all areas to deliver a superb experience. We’ve had a great year so far, in-fact one of the best in a long time, but that wouldn’t have happened with the great people we have in our organisation. The entire CarShop team have done stellar job with a tremendous amount of passion and effort, really well done. And thank you to the panel for recognising our efforts with this fantastic award”
Quote from James Baggott, Managing Director of Car Dealer Magazine: “We’d like to offer sincere congratulations on their triumph at this year’s Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards. To be a winner in any category is a massive achievement and as the awards continue to grow year on year, the competition becomes more and more intense. The trophy we awarded is thoroughly well-deserved and everyone concerned should be incredibly proud of their achievement. Well done.”
This award is the latest accolade in a long line throughout 2015. It started earlier in the year when the retailer picked up Best Dealer Website at the AM Awards, followed by gaining the Investors in People Silver Standard accreditation and, more recently, being ranked as having the number one used car retail website by Auto Retail Network. Add all that on top of the fact the retailer has smashed targets in all areas, and it’s clear to see they’ve found a winning formula of passion, people, innovation and dedication.
- On: 01 December 2015
- By: CarShop
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