Shortlist revealed for CitNOW’s inaugural video awards

Time 6:49 am, July 1, 2015

CitNOW logoCitNOW, the UK’s leading exponent of automotive video technology, has unveiled the shortlist for the CitNOW Video Awards – the UK’s first industry video awards.

The shortlisted CitNOWs have been selected from hundreds of eligible entries from many leading dealer groups in the UK and additional overseas entries, with many dealers submitting multiple videos.

Several dealer groups have been successfully shortlisted for multiple awards, including Sytner, with five nominations in four categories, while Ridgeway and Dick Lovett have three and two nominations respectively.

A jury of five national experts in automotive sales, aftersales and the body shop and repair industry – including our own operations director Andy Entwistle – presided over by CitNOW chairman and founder Andrew Howells will select the winners in seven categories:
– Best CitNOW workshop video
– Best CitNOW sales video
– Best CitNOW bodyshop video
– Best CitNOW web video
– Best overseas CitNOW video
– Most creative use of CitNOW video
– Best overall CitNOW video.

The jury wwas meeting today  in London to carry out their adjudication. The winners will then be revealed at the CitNOW Video Awards ceremony, which will take place at 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA, in a week’s time.

Andrew Howells, Chairman and Founder of CitNOW, said: ‘Hundreds of entries have been whittled down to a strong shortlist for our inaugural CitNOW Video Awards. Congratulations and good luck to all our finalists and, of course, a big thank you to everyone on our judging panel this year.

‘The judges have been extremely impressed so far with the creativity, talent and variety of entries we have received. This is testament to CitNOW’s continuing work to encourage companies and professionals to embrace the use of video technology and make the most of the opportunities and benefits it offers, as well as showcasing best practice.’

Shortlist for the CitNOW Video Awards 2015

Best CitNOW Workshop video
Grovebury Cars Kia, Dunstable
Pentagon Citroen, Oldham
RRG Toyota, Silsden
Sytner Mercedes-Benz, Sunderland
Ridgeway BMW, Hampshire
Lancaster Mercedes-Benz, Ipswich
Pentagon Vauxhall, Oldham
JCT600 Volkswagen, Bradford
Ridgeway Audi, Oxford

Best CitNOW Sales video
Dick Lovett, BMW Bristol
Sytner Volkswagen, Huddersfield
Ridgeway Land Rover, Oxford
Barons BMW, Farnborough
Lexus, Bristol
Audi, Nottingham
Mercedes-Benz, Brentford
Porsche, Bristol

Best CitNOW Bodyshop video
Chartwell, Derby
Sytner BMW, Oldbury
Benfield Paint and Body, North Shields
Dick Lovett Spraymaster, Swindon
Cooper BMW Bodyshop, Chelmsford
Lloyd Bodyshop BMW, Newcastle
Sytner Specialist Cars, Leicester

Best CitNOW Web Video
Breeze Volkswagen, Poole
Peter Vardy Vauxhall, Kirkcaldy
L&L Automotive Mercedes-Benz, Hertford
Crawley Down Group, Crawley
Nissan Retail Group, Bolton
Renault Retail Group, Leicester

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Best Overseas CitNOW video
ATL Automotive Montego Bay, Jamaica
Groupe Maurin La Valette-du-Var, France
Automóviles Sánchez Zaragoza, Spain
Motorhuis Rotterdam, Holland
Audi North Dublin Dublin, Ireland
Frank Keane BMW Dublin, Ireland
BMW Japan Tokyo, Japan

Most Creative Use of CitNOW video
Sinclair Volkswagen, Swansea
Grassicks Garage BMW, Perth
Johnsons Volkswagen, Solihull
Sytner Mercedes-Benz, Teesside
Wolverhampton Volkswagen, Wolverhampton
Arnold Clark Motostore, Liverpool
Lancaster Volkswagen, St Albans
Johnsons Volkswagen, Sutton Coldfield
Sinclair Volkswagen, Newport
Audi, Shrewsbury

Best overall CitNOW video
To be announced at the CiNOW video awards ceremony.

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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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