#CDPower: Car Dealer toasts the best in the business

Time 2:36 pm, August 1, 2014

ND3_3485 copyCAR Dealer named the best manufacturers and industry suppliers in the business at a glitzy awards ceremony this week.

Some 90 winners joined Car Dealer at the top of the stunning Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth for a lavish awards do that saw the magazine’s staff hand over awards as voted for by dealers.

The event was extremely well received and even saw industry heavy-hitters attend including Hyundai Motor UK president Tony Whitehorn and the whole board of Kia Motors UK along with UK president and CEO Paul Philpott.

And the guests were keen to put their hands into their pockets for a raffle raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital, totalling £600.

ND3_3450 copyJames Batchelor, editor of Car Dealer Magazine, said: ‘The night could not have gone any better than it did. A massive congratulations to all those who attended.

‘Winning a Car Dealer Power awards is genuinely special. Our winners are part of an elite club that is doing the job properly as recognised by dealers. The Car Dealer team has no influence or say in who wins these awards tonight. Dealers do that. We just hand over the trophies.’

During the night, attendees were encouraged to tweet and used the hashtag CDPower. And the social media platform was alight with delighted winners tweeting about their gongs…






A full report of the night will be published in the next issue of Car Dealer Magazine, out on August 18.

Full list of winners here

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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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