Used Car Awards

Get your nominations in! Businesses now have less than a week to put themselves forward for Used Car Awards 2023

  • Automotive businesses urged to get nominations in soon for Used Car Awards 2023
  • Final deadline to for outfits to put themselves forward passes on October 2
  • Car dealers can put themselves forward for a title by filling in this short survey
  • Winners announced on Monday, November 27
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Time 10:10 am, September 25, 2023

Automotive businesses hoping for glory on the glitziest night in the motor industry calendar now have less than a week to put themselves forward.

The deadline for nominations for the 2023 Car Dealer Used Car Awards slams shut on October 2, meaning dealers and workshops just have days left to throw their hat in the ring.

The event, hosted as ever by Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer, takes place on November 27 at The Brewery in London.


With preparations for the big night now starting to get underway, the chance to sponsor an award is now just limited to Outstanding Achievement – get in touch with us to discuss more.

The latest slots were filled by Visitor Chat, who are sponsoring our Use of Video award, AutoGuard Warranties, which is putting its name to the prize for Manufacturer Used Car Scheme of the Year, and Howden which is sponsoring Outstanding Achievement.

We are also delighted to announce that our VIP reception and fun casino will once again be sponsored by eBay Motors Group.


Car Dealer founder James Baggott said: ‘With the Used Car Awards approaching fast, car dealers and suppliers to the industry won’t want to miss an opportunity to be at one of the highlights of the year.

‘These awards are treasured by the winners and earn them a great deal of respect from their customers, so it’s always fantastic to be there with them on the night and see them celebrate.

‘Anyone who thinks their dealership has worked hard this year to provide excellent customer service should make sure they nominate themselves.

‘‘Our mystery shoppers put them to the test and it always throws up some surprising results.’

Tables for the ceremony, headline-sponsored by Black Horse, are currently on sale as well, and with plenty already gone, those looking to secure their tickets can also do so by using the same email address.

Car dealerships, manufacturers, suppliers, plus service and repair firms can nominate themselves or other businesses across a range of categories. To tell us what you think, you can cast your vote by clicking the link here.

More information can be found here.

Below are the 23 categories in which dealers can vote:

  • Dealers’ Dealer, sponsored by AutoProtect Group
  • Service and Repair Outlet, sponsored by Warrantywise
  • Used EV Dealership, sponsored by Santander Consumer Finance
  • Social Media User, sponsored by iVendi
  • Used Car Online Sales Experience, sponsored by Codeweavers
  • Specialist Used Car Dealership, sponsored by Automotive Transformation Group
  • Used Car Sales Team, sponsored by Motorway
  • Used Car Dealer Principal, sponsored by Heycar
  • Future Star, sponsored by Northridge Finance
  • Used Car Customer Care, sponsored by RAC Dealer Network
  • Newcomer Dealership, sponsored by Moneybarn
  • Used Commercial Vehicle Dealership, sponsored by Close Brothers Motor Finance
  • Diversity & Inclusivity, sponsored by MotoNovo Finance
  • Used Car Supermarket, sponsored by eBay Motors Group
  • Used Car Dealership (Up To 50 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse
  • Used Car Dealership (51-100 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse
  • Used Car Dealership (Over 100 Cars), sponsored by Black Horse
  • Used Car Dealership Group, sponsored by Black Horse
  • Outstanding Achievement, sponsored by Howden
  • Lifetime Achievement (10+ years), sponsored by GardX
  • Used Car Website, sponsored by EMaC
  • Use of Video, sponsored by Visitor Chat
  • Manufacturer Used Car Scheme, sponsored by AutoGuard Warranties

We’ll also be naming the best used cars in six categories – Small Car, Mid-Sized Car, Executive Car, Sports Car, SUV and AFV – plus the overall Used Car of the Year from those six, sponsored by G3 Vehicle Auctions.

Win two tickets to Car Dealer Live

Car Dealer is conducting a short five-question survey on your thoughts on finance provider Black Horse.

To win two tickets to next week’s Car Dealer Live event simply answer the questions and provide your name and email address. The draw will take place on March 5.

Fill in the survey here.

In addition, we’ll be presenting a trophy to the winner of the Days To Turn award, sponsored by Auto Trader.

These are the key dates for this year’s awards:

  • Nominations close: Monday, October 2
  • Nominations (long list) revealed: Monday, October 9
  • Shortlist revealed: Monday, October 23
  • Awards night: Monday, November 27
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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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