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Lancs dealer awarded

Time 8:35 am, October 5, 2012

A NISSAN dealership in Preston, Lancashire has been presented with a coveted Nissan Global Award in recognition of its sales success and first-class customer care.

Fred Coupe Nissan, which has been a Nissan dealership for almost 40 years, was named as one of the car maker’s three best-performing dealerships in the UK – and awarded with a trophy to mark the achievement.

A total of 117 dealerships around the world have won the award, three of which are in the UK. The other UK winners are J S Holmes in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire and Yeomans of Worthing, Sussex.


Nissan GB Managing Director James Wright presented Fred Coupe’s award to one of the company’s directors, John Coupe, at a special ceremony on 2nd October .

Mr Coupe said: ‘It’s great to be recognised as one of Nissan’s star performers globally. We’ve enjoyed continued success over the last 12 months or so and our sales figures are going from strength to strength.

‘We’re a long-established, fourth-generation family business and we have been with Nissan for nearly four decades. With the excellent range of vehicles we have at the moment, sales are going well – in particular with Qashqai and Juke.

‘We’ll be looking to reach a total of more than 1,000 sales of new and used cars this year and our customer-centric focus at Fred Coupe ensures that everyone receives a warm, family welcome.’


Fred Coupe Nissan also incorporates a dedicated Motability Centre and sells pre-owned vehicles under the CARED4 scheme as well as offering a full range of aftersales services.

Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn paid tribute to the staff of Fred Coupe Nissan, telling them: ‘It gives me great pleasure to recognise your success as a winner of the 2012 Nissan Global Award.

Shared long-term success

‘The outstanding performance of your company has contributed to the global success of Nissan and I want to thank you on behalf of all our employees.

‘We are making investments in our brand and into enhancing our global dealer network to better serve and satisfy our customers. Our shared long-term success depends on each other’s performance.

‘To win the Nissan Global Award is recognition of your hard work and evidence of your team’s performance. You belong to a very exclusive circle of excellence.’

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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