Who won what at the 2018 Used Car Awards?

Who won what at the 2018 Used Car Awards?

IT’S the crowning glory of the used car industry and this evening saw the cream of the crop receive their well-deserved recognition.

The Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards – held at The Brewery in London and hosted by TV’s Mr Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer – recognised the best, brightest, smartest and downright nicest across the full spectrum of the used car trade, and hundreds of auto industry professionals gathered to find out who was going home with the trophies and certificates after an intensive judging process.

James Baggott, chief executive of the Baize Group, which owns Car Dealer Magazine publisher Blackball Media, told the audience: ‘Every year, a staggering eight million used cars change hands – and with the new car market catching a cold in 2018, many dealerships are citing their used car arms as the most vital to profitability.

‘There’s no doubt times are tough out there. Brexit uncertainty is covering the industry in a fog of discontent. Couple that with unhelpful anti-diesel rhetoric from an uninformed government and it’s little surprise consumers are holding on to their cash. But despite these problems, used car businesses continue to shine.’

It was the seventh year that the event had been held, and he added: ‘This year we had more entries than ever before – and those that put themselves forward took the judging very seriously too.

‘Our mystery shoppers were seriously impressed with the service they received from our winners, and our judging panel had incredibly tough calls to make.

‘So let me be the first to congratulate everyone who made our shortlist, our highly commendeds and overall winners – you’ve achieved something incredible to make it here tonight.’

The winners and highly commendeds were as follows:

Social Media User of the Year, sponsored by iVendi


Winner: Romans International

Highly commended: Imperial Cars, Marshall Motor Group

 

Dealers’ Dealer of the Year, sponsored by the IMDA

Winner: Will Blackshaw, Blackshaws

Highly commended: Rory Anderson – RS Car Sales, Jane Sibley – Redgate Lodge

 

Service & Repair Outlet of the Year, sponsored by eDynamix

Winner: Crescent Motoring Services

Highly commended: ACC UK, Springfield Autocare & Car Sales

 

Best Dealership Use of Video, sponsored by CitNOW


Winner: Redgate Lodge

Highly commended: Premier GT, Romans International

 

Used Car Product of the Year, sponsored by 1Link Disposal Network

Winner: Codeweavers for CreditCalc

Highly commended: Click Dealer for ClickEngage, eDynamix for iConsent

 

Dealer Used Car Website of the Year, sponsored by CarGurus

Winner: Targa Florio Cars

Highly commended: Alexanders Prestige, SRK Specialist Cars

 

Manufacturer Used Car Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Lawgistics

Winner: Jaguar

Highly commended: Kia, Network Q

 

Manufacturer Used Car Website of the Year, sponsored by Codeweavers

Winner: Mitsubishi

Highly commended: Land Rover, Network Q

 

Specialist Used Car Dealership of the Year, sponsored by Close Brothers Motor Finance

Winner: Otter Motors

Highly commended: Alexanders Prestige, Quirks Car Company

 

Used Car Sales Team of the Year, sponsored by Aston Barclay

Winner: Trade Price Cars

Highly commended: LNK Motors, RS Car Sales

 

Used Car Dealer Principal of the Year, sponsored by WMS Group

Winner: Sarah Vilkas of Ecarlogical

Highly commended: Will Blackshaw of Blackshaws, Umesh Samani of Specialist Cars

 

Rising Star Award, sponsored by Progress Recruitment Solutions

Winner: Joshua Scaife of Yorkshire Vehicle Solutions

Highly commended: Stephenie Lawrence of SuperMini UK, Matthew Nixon of Weybridge Vehicle Consultants

 

Best Used Car Customer Care, sponsored by RAC Approved Dealer Network

Winner: Imola of Bristol

Highly commended: eCars247, Motonet

 

Used Car Supermarket of the Year, sponsored by Motion Finance

Winner: Big Motoring World

Highly commended: Imperial Cars, SW Car Supermarket

 

Newcomer Dealership of the Year, sponsored by Shpock+ Motors

Winner: Emerald House of Cars

Highly commended: Elite Preowned Vehicles, Motor Connect

 

Used Car Dealership of the Year – Up to 50 Cars, sponsored by Black Horse

Winner: SuperMini UK

Highly commended: The Professional Car Agent, Whitethor Cars

 

Used Car Dealership of the Year – 51 to 100 Cars, sponsored by Black Horse

Winner: Belgrave Motor Company

Highly commended: MB Motors Ballymena, Motonet

 

Used Car Dealership of the Year – Over 100 Cars, sponsored by Black Horse

Winner: Beck Evans

Highly commended: Roadside Garages, Trade Price Cars

 

Used Car Dealership Group of the Year, sponsored by Black Horse

Winner: Hendy Group

Highly commended: CCR Motor Co, Marshall Motor Group

 

Outstanding Achievement of the Year, sponsored by Ben

BCA Charity Cycle

 

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Aston Lark

John Bailey of Cox Automotive

 

Used Small Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Hyundai i10

 

Used Mid-Sized Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

 

Used Executive Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

BMW 3 Series

 

Used Sports Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Jaguar F-Type

 

Used SUV of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Kia Sportage

 

Used Electrified Vehicle of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

 

Used Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Kia Sportage

And now the countdown begins to the 2019 Used Car Awards!

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