The Car Dealer Aftermarket Excellence Awards are nearly here!

Time 11:53 am, February 5, 2019

THE nominations have flooded in and we’ll soon be announcing the winners of the inaugural Car Dealer Magazine Aftermarket Excellence Awards!

This glittering event – being held at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on Thursday, February 28 – is being sponsored by the RAC and will recognise the best and brightest businesses and individuals working in a truly tough industry.

The awards – the latest to be added to the Car Dealer honours stable – have been organised by us to shine the spotlight on service and repair professionals and business owners alike, letting them demonstrate exactly why they are the best at what they do.

It will truly be an occasion not to be missed, where those in the running for a gong will enjoy a drinks reception and three-course meal. The winners will be featured in issue 133 of Car Dealer Magazine, being published next month.

The Spinnaker Tower is 170m in height, offering amazing views both day and night, and has provided the perfect setting for Car Dealer Power.

There are 16 awards up for grabs – ranging from Manufacturer Warranty Scheme of the Year and Technician of the Year to Specialist Garage of the Year and Aftersales Customer Care Award – and having that RAC brand connection will give added confidence to customers of winners.

Adam O’Neill, the RAC’s network propositions manager, said: ‘We’re thrilled to be closely involved with the Aftermarket Excellence Awards. It’s high time the sector received the recognition it deserves.

‘There’s a certain amount of negativity around maintenance and repair, but we know that there are some wonderful businesses out there who use their experience and knowledge to provide an excellent level of service to their customers and help keep customers’ vehicles running smoothly.

‘Winning an Aftermarket Excellence Award is sure to give any garage a huge boost. We can’t wait for the first awards night!’

Pictured at top: Attendees at last year’s Car Dealer Power

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