Want to win an Aftermarket Excellence Award? Nominate now before time runs out!

Time 6:30 am, December 27, 2018

CAR Dealer Magazine is expanding its prestigious honours stable by launching the Aftermarket Excellence Awards, sponsored by the RAC.

Our gold-standard awards are renowned throughout the automotive industry. The Used Car Awards and Car Dealer Power are the honours that really matter, helping businesses to win even more trade because they give customers the confidence to spend their hard-earned cash with them.

And now we’re turning the spotlight on the aftermarket arena – a sector that really deserves recognition – giving it an opportunity to truly shine.

However, time is running out to nominate! Click here to vote before December 28, 2018.

The Car Dealer Magazine Aftermarket Excellence Awards will recognise the best and brightest businesses and individuals working in a truly tough industry.

These awards will honour service and repair professionals and business owners alike, letting them demonstrate exactly why they are the best at what they do.

This inaugural event will truly be a glittering occasion not to be missed. The setting for the ceremony will be the spectacular Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, those in the running for a gong will be treated to a drinks reception and three-course meal.

The Spinnaker Tower is a stunning structure that’s 170m in height and has provided the perfect setting for Car Dealer Power. The tower offers amazing views both day and night, and we know that it’ll be equally as popular with our guests at the inaugural Car Dealer Magazine Aftermarket Excellence Awards.


So what could you win?

There are 16 awards up for grabs. Take a look at the list below and if you think you know the best in the business, don’t forget to nominate!

Manufacturer Warranty Scheme of the Year

Apprentice of the Year

Technician of the Year

Aftersales Team of the Year

Workshop Manager of the Year

Workshop Website of the Year

MOT Centre of the Year

Aftersales Director of the Year

Franchised Workshop of the Year

Independent Workshop of the Year

Specialist Garage of the Year

Aftersales Customer Care Award

Equipment Supplier of the Year

Product Innovation of the Year

Outstanding Achievement of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

‘We would encourage garages of all shapes and sizes to get involved in these awards – there are plenty of categories to choose from so workshops can demonstrate their strengths.

‘Winning an Aftermarket Excellence Award is sure to give any garage a huge boost. Think about having the trophy on display at your premises, the publicity you’ll be able to enjoy as a result of your success, and the positive publicity it will generate in your local community.

Car Dealer Power 2018 guests enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Spinnaker Tower

‘Your customers will have confidence that you have achieved something truly worthwhile in association with the RAC – and we know that our brand is very highly valued and trusted by the motoring public. We can’t wait for the first awards night!’

If you’re triumphant, we’ll pull out all the stops to give you the credit you deserve, with extensive coverage of the event.

It’s simple to enter – just click on this link to be taken to the online nomination form and you’ll see the categories. To be in the running, all you need to do is nominate yourself or get a colleague, supplier or customer to do so. Remember to give as much supporting information as possible to ensure your nominations stand out.

Yes, it really is as simple as that. Then you could be basking in the glory of some well-deserved success!


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

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