Last year Car Dealer Magazine held its inaugural Used Car Awards for the motor trade. They were hailed as a resounding success, not just by the winning dealers and manufacturers, but by the award sponsors and those who simply came along for the party too!
Attendees and sponsors described the event as a ‘breath of fresh air’ and a break from ‘stuffy traditional awards’ that the motor industry has become used to. But then did you really expect anything different from Car Dealer Magazine? We thought not.
Hosted by the self-confessed ‘best used car dealer in Britain’, Mr Wheeler Dealer himself, Mike Brewer (off of the telly), the awards were not only great to win, but great fun to attend too.
For 2013 we’re doing it all over again – but this time with a name that truly reflects who the awards represent. Gone are the Wheeler Dealer Awards – long live the new kings of the gongs: The Car Dealer Used Car Awards.
These awards will once again celebrate all different areas of this vital backbone of the motoring industry. From the smaller dealers, to the bigger groups, the car manufacturers to the best performing used cars – these awards will celebrate the lot!
If you missed out on last year, now’s your chance to get involved in 2013 – but we suggest you’re quick. Judging from the feedback from last year’s awards night, sponsorship packages and tables are likely to sell out fast…
What is it?
The Car Dealer Used Car Awards celebrate every part of the used car industry. For every new car sold in the UK, three others are used – which explains exactly why these awards are so important. Once again the awards will be hosted by Mike Brewer and once again they’ll be hosted at The Brewery – who said Mike couldn’t organise a…. (we’ll let you fill in the blanks).
Where is it?
At The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London. This amazing venue is large enough to hold all our winners but small enough for the event not to feel too vast – a complaint many people have about other, lesser, industry awards ceremonies. This year the theme for the venue is The 80s. So we expect everyone to arrive in Ferrari Testarossas, in white suits listening to Wham!. Oh, ok, that’ll just be us then…
When is it?
Once again this will be an excuse for a Christmas party you can put on expenses. It’ll be held on December 2, and because we’re holding it at The Brewery again it will also be ALL YOU CAN DRINK. This went down very well last year. So well in fact some people are still getting over the hangovers now. Oh, ok, just us again then…
Oh, you mean apart from the drinking? Well, there’s booze, Mr Brewer does his stuff on the stage handing out our prestigious Used Car Awards to the assembled great and the good of the car dealer world, a bit more booze, a tasty three-course silver service meal, booze, a live band, even more booze, a disco where you can shake up the booze – and lots and lots of opportunities for networking. Just don’t tell them you’ve been on the booze. In all seriousness, the Used Car Awards will be a great place to chat to like-minded dealers and for suppliers to meet some of the most powerful names in the motor trade. Think of it as a great networking event, but with booze!
How can I book a table?
Anyone can book a table at the Used Car Awards. Sponsors get tables as part of their packages, but there’s nothing to stop other suppliers to the industry taking a table to entertain clients. Car manufacturers and dealers can come along too – bring your staff, your customers, anyone you’d like to wine and dine during the festive season. They are sure to have a ball.
All tables get unlimited beers and wine from the party opening at 6.30pm with a welcome drink, to the end when you force just one more beer down you before we politely ask you to find your carriage at 12.30am.
What does it cost?
Table of 10 £1,995 Half table (5 people) £995 Pair of tickets £395
To book, simply contact the Car Dealer team on (023) 9252 2434. We are taking bookings now. *Prices exclude VAT
Download the full Used Car Awards Media Pack by clicking here: Used Car Awards Email Version