Car Dealer Power 2014 – the winners

Time 6:45 am, August 1, 2014

Car Dealer Power logoHUNDREDS of dealers across the UK have had their say on the best manufacturer to represent and the best suppliers to do business with – and now we can reveal the winners of the Car Dealer Power survey 2014.

Held at the top of Portsmouth’s stunning Spinnaker Tower, representatives from motor trade suppliers and car manufacturers collected their awards last night.

The gongs are unique in the motor trade as they are voted for by dealers across the UK – and it’s 100 per cent confidential.

The winners and high commended winners are listed below – a full report will be published in Issue 78 of Car Dealer, out later this month.


Car Dealer Power Best Manufacturer of the Year
Kia Motors UK

Car Dealer Power Car of the Year
Hyundai i10

Manufacturer Initiative of  the Year
Renault – Dacia

Best Manufacturer Marketing Initiative of the Year
Skoda Octavia vRS

Extra Mile Award
Bluesky Interactive

Innovation of the Year
GForces – Sky AdSmart

Warranty Provider of the Year
Winner: Auto Protect
Highly commended winners: WMS, Car Care Plan for Skoda Approved

GAP Supplier of the Year
Winner: Car Care Plan
Highly commended winners: Auto Protect, Mapfre Abraxas

Web Design for Franchised Dealers
Winner: Bluesky Interactive
Highly commended winners: Spidersnet, GForces

Web Design for Independent Dealers
Winner: Spidersnet
Highly commended winners: Bluesky Interactive, Starkwood Media

Dealer Marketing Agency of the Year
Winner: Golley Slater
Highly commended winners: Decisive Marketing, MB Advertising

Finance Provider of the Year
Winner: Close Motor Finance
Highly commended winners: MotoNovo, Black Horse

Tyre Supplier of the Year
Winner: Stapletons Tyres Services
Highly commended winners: Micheldever Tyre Services, Viking Wholesale Tyres

Motor Factor of the Year
Winner: Euro Car Parts
Highly commended winners: Dingbro, TPS

Trade Insurance Provider of the Year
Winner: Aviva
Highly commended winners: AXA, LV

Online Advertising for Used Cars
Highly commended winners: eBay, Auto Trader

Online Advertising for New Cars
Winner: Auto Trader
Highly commended winners: Bluesky Interactive, GForces

Used Car Valuation Provider of the Year
Winner: CAP
Highly commended winners: HPI, Auto Trader Valuations (previously known as Deltapoint)

Provenance Check Provider of the Year
Winner: HPI
Highly commended winner: Experian

Lubricant Supplier of the Year
Winner: Fuchs Lubricants (UK) plc
Highly commended winners: Castrol, Total

Paint Protection Provider of the Year 
Winner: Supagard
Highly commended winners: Autoglym, Jewelultra

Auction House of the Year
Winner: Manheim Remarketing
Highly commended winners: British Car Auctions, West Oxfordshire Motor Auction

Trade-to-Trade Remarketer of the Year
Winner: Dealer Auction
Highly commended winners: Autotrade-mail powered by Auto Trader, FullAuction

Dealer Management System Provider of the Year
Winner: Dragon2000
Highly commended winners: DMS Navigator, Pinewood – Pinnacle

Recruitment Agency of the Year
Winner: Perfect Placement
Highly commended winners: Motor Industry Recruitment (MIREC), InAutomotive

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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