This year’s event, held in association with Autotorq.com, was combined with a hugely successful Online Experts Conference at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon.
At the event on Wednesday, October 24, the winners of our prestigious gongs were handed their Ewards.
This followed a stringent short-listing process by our Eward judges with the winners being picked by the public after voting took place on MotorTorque.com.
So here’s the roll of honour in full:
Multi Franchised Dealer Website of the Year
Highly Commended: Stratstone
Highly Commended: Allams
Single Franchised Dealer Website of the Year
Winner: Alan Day Volkswagen
Highly Commended: Cross Roads Renault
Highly Commended: Leicester Bentley
Independent Dealer Website of the Year
Winner: Beck Evans
Highly Commended: Clive Sutton
Highly Commended: HWM Aston Martin
Car Supermarket of the Year
Winner: Car Shop
Highly Commended: Car Giant
Highly Commended: Imperial Car Supermarkets
Car Manufacturer Website of the Year
Winner: Aston Martin
Highly Commended: Mini
Highly Commended: Vauxhall
Web Innovation of the Year
(For payment facility on Hutchings.co.uk)
Highly Commended: JCT600
Highly Commended: SMA Group
The Ewards presentations followed a series of fascinating speeches from our judging panel who each gave their advice to our assembled delegates.
There were talks from headline sponsors Autotorq.com, iVendi, Autos On Show, Auto Trader and Razsor in the first session. While the second session included speeches by Dianomi, Contact Advantage, Tradeouts, The Auto Network and Google.
A full report on the hints and tips they all gave away will be published in the next issue of Car Dealer Magazine in print and on our free iPad App, where you’ll also be able to see videos of the speakers in full flow! It’s out in mid-November.
‘Thanks to @CarDealerMag for putting on such a great event,’ tweeted @AutosonshowTV.
Porsche dealer Phil Raby added: ‘Some great advice at @CarDealerMag event. Aimed at large dealers but relevant to smaller ones too.’
And independent dealer Umesh Samani – who won the Alfa Romeo bike which was given away in the event’s free prize draw – added: ‘Sorry not been tweeting today. Been to @CarDealerMag #Ewards12 and it’s been very exciting. GREAT DAY.’
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