Used Car Awards

ACT NOW – nominations for Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2023 close MONDAY

  • Last call for nominations – deadline is Monday, October 2
  • Dealers and businesses can enter here – it only takes a few minutes!
  • Winners announced on Monday, November 27
  • Event returns to London’s The Brewery, and is sponsored by Black Horse

Time 8:58 am, September 29, 2023

Time is fast running out to enter this year’s Car Dealer Used Car Awards.

Nominations close on MONDAY, October 2 – and once they’re closed, they’re closed!

Car Dealer has received a deluge of nominations this year, but there’s still time to enter the glitziest event in the used car industry.


Car dealerships, manufacturers, suppliers, plus service and repair firms can nominate themselves or other businesses across a range of categories – scroll down this story to see all 23 categories.

You can enter here – it only takes a few minutes to complete the entry form.

Once nominations have closed at 5pm on Monday, October 2, the in-depth judging process begins, which includes a mystery shopping process to discover the best of the best in the used car industry.


Used Car Awards 2023, once again sponsored by Black Horse, takes place on Monday, November 27, at The Brewery in London with Mr Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer hosting and hundreds of guests attending.

Making his final call for nominations, Car Dealer founder James Baggott said: ‘With the Used Car Awards approaching fast, car dealers and suppliers to the industry won’t want to miss an opportunity to be at one of the highlights of the year.

‘These awards are treasured by the winners and earn them a great deal of respect from their customers, so it’s always fantastic to be there with them on the night and see them celebrate.

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‘Anyone who thinks their dealership has worked hard this year to provide excellent customer service should make sure they nominate themselves.

‘Our mystery shoppers put them to the test and it always throws up some surprising results.’

This year’s key dates

  • Nominations close: Monday, October 2
  • Nominations (long list) revealed: Monday, October 9
  • Shortlist revealed: Monday, October 23
  • Awards night: Monday, November 27

What are the categories?

There are 23 categories covering every element of the used car industry…

  • Dealers’ Dealer, sponsored by AutoProtect Group
  • Service and Repair Outlet, sponsored by Warrantywise
  • Used EV Dealership, sponsored by Santander Consumer Finance
  • Social Media User, sponsored by iVendi
  • Used Car Online Sales Experience, sponsored by Codeweavers
  • Specialist Used Car Dealership, sponsored by Automotive Transformation Group
  • Used Car Sales Team, sponsored by Motorway
  • Used Car Dealer Principal, sponsored by Heycar
  • Future Star, sponsored by Northridge Finance
  • Used Car Customer Care, sponsored by RAC Dealer Network
  • Newcomer Dealership, sponsored by Moneybarn
  • Used Commercial Vehicle Dealership, sponsored by Close Brothers Motor Finance
  • Diversity & Inclusivity, sponsored by MotoNovo Finance
  • Used Car Supermarket, sponsored by eBay Motors Group
  • Used Car Dealership (Up To 50 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse
  • Used Car Dealership (51-100 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse
  • Used Car Dealership (Over 100 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse
  • Used Car Dealership Group, sponsored by Black Horse
  • Outstanding Achievement, sponsored by Howden
  • Lifetime Achievement (10+ years), sponsored by GardX
  • Used Car Website, sponsored by EMaC
  • Use of Video, sponsored by Visitor Chat
  • Manufacturer Used Car Scheme, sponsored by AutoGuard Warranties

We’ll also be naming the best used cars in six categories – Small Car, Mid-Sized Car, Executive Car, Sports Car, SUV and AFV – plus the overall Used Car of the Year from those six, sponsored by G3 Vehicle Auctions.

In addition, we’ll be presenting a trophy to the winner of the Days To Turn award, sponsored by Auto Trader.

Click here to enter the awards NOW

James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.



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