Who won what at the 2019 Car Dealer Used Car Awards?

Who won what at the 2019 Car Dealer Used Car Awards?

THE top players in the used car industry saw their hard work justly recognised tonight at this year’s Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards.

The event, sponsored by Black Horse and hosted once again by TV’s Mr Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer, drew hundreds of professionals to The Brewery in London for an evening of glitz and glamour that honoured the smaller independents to the larger groups.

It’s the eighth year that our Used Car Awards have been held, highlighting dealers from across the used car sector in a variety of categories, including a new one this year that recognised the best dealerships when it comes to days to sell.

Our thorough judging process – which included a mystery shopping round – separated the wheat from the chaff, scoring on performance to reward the best, brightest, smartest and downright nicest in the used car trade.

Once the serious side of the proceedings was over, attendees were able to enjoy a fun casino that had a fantastic price of £400 in John Lewis vouchers and could strut their funky stuff on the dance floor as well.

A fundraising raffle in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital was also held, with amazing prizes comprising two places at next year’s RAC Golf Day in Scotland including overnight accommodation, a pair of tickets to a Champions League game, a Daniel Ricciardo signed cap, two passes for the 2020 Silverstone Classic, and two tickets to the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2020. A total of £2,814.22 was raised – enough to pay for 11 weeks of patient and family accommodation close to the hospital, ensuring that parents and siblings are never far away while a child is undergoing life-changing treatment.

Congratulating everyone who had made it through to the big night, James Baggott, chief executive of the Baize Group, which owns Car Dealer Magazine publisher Blackball Media, told the attendees: ‘We’re incredibly proud to be able to host these special awards that are unique in giving everyone the chance to shine in the spotlight.

‘There’s no doubt 2019 has been one of the toughest years the automotive industry has encountered for a while. Used car sales have dipped ever so slightly – by less than one per cent – but still an incredible 6.1 million have changed hands.

‘In these tough times, Car Dealer Magazine and the Used Car Awards judges applaud your efforts out there on the ground.’

THE WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDEDS

 

Social Media User of the Year, sponsored by iVendi

Winner: H.R. Owen

Highly commended: Alexanders Prestige; Romans International

 

Dealers’ Dealer of the Year, sponsored by Gallagher

Winner: Jamie Caple – Car Quay

Highly commended: John O’Hanlon – Waylands Automotive; Neil Smith – Imperial Cars

 

Service and Repair Outlet of the Year, sponsored by Ben

 

Winner: Redgate Lodge

Highly commended: Chichester Cars; Thatcham MOT and Service Centre

 

Best Dealership Use of Video, sponsored by Motion Finance

Winner: Autopark UK

Highly commended: Premier GT; Targa Florio Cars

 

 

Days To Sell, sponsored by Auto Trader

Winner: Big Motoring World

Highly commended: Car-Pod; Stoneacre Grantham

 

Used Car Product of the Year, sponsored by Trade to Trade Underwriting

Winner: HR Manager – Lawgistics

Highly commended: Motorway for Motorway Pro; The WMS Group for Safe and Sound

 

Dealer Used Car Website of the Year, sponsored by CarGurus

Winner: SW Car Supermarket

Highly commended: Sytner Group;  TC Harrison

 

Manufacturer Used Car Scheme of the Year, sponsored by Warrantywise

Winner: Porsche

Highly commended: Ford; Kia

 

Manufacturer Used Car Website of the Year, sponsored by Codeweavers

Winner: Volvo

Highly commended: BMW; Honda

 

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

Winner: Targa Florio Cars

Highly commended: Beck Evans; Otter Motors

 

Used Car Sales Team of the Year, sponsored by eBay Motors Group

Winner: Sportif Citroen

Highly commended: Croyland Car Megastore; Martin Brothers Motor Company

 

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

Winner: Peter Waddell

Highly commended: Simon Miskin; John O’Hanlon

 

Rising Star Award, sponsored by Traka

Winner: James Smith, GKS Car Sales

Highly commended:  Lydia Haycock, Stafford Audi; Alex Ingram, Mercedes-Benz Stoke

 

Best Used Car Customer Care, sponsored by the RAC

Winner: The Professional Car Agent

Highly commended: Redrose Cars; Roadside (Garages) Limited

 

Used Small Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Winner: Nissan Micra

 

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

Winner: Toyota Prius

 

Used Executive Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Winner: Volvo V90

Used Sports Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Winner: Nissan GT-R

Used SUV of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Winner: Kia Niro

Used Electrified Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Winner: Hyundai Ioniq

Used Car of the Year, sponsored by Cox Automotive

Winner: Kia Niro

 

Used Car Supermarket of the Year, sponsored by Click Dealer

Winner: Imperial Cars

Highly commended: Big Motoring World; SW Car Supermarket

 

Newcomer Dealership of the Year, sponsored by OnCue Communications

Winner: Car Quay

Highly commended: Martin Brothers Motor Company; Voldi

 

Used Car Dealership of the Year (Up To 50 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse

Winner: Smallbone & Son Cars

Highly commended: RS Car Sales; Thame Cars

 

Used Car Dealership of the Year (51-100 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse

Winner: Snows Seat Portsmouth

Highly commended: MB Motors, Ballymena; Sportif Citroen

 

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

Winner: Trade Price Cars

Highly commended: Redgate Lodge; Spencer’s Car Sales

 

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

Winner: Hendy Group

Highly commended: Swansway Group; Yeomans

 

Outstanding Achievement of the Year, sponsored by Northridge Finance

 

Marshall Motor Group

 

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Aston Lark

David Combes

Pictured at top are all the winners of this year’s Car Dealer Used Car Awards

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