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Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff triumphs at annual CitNOW video awards

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CitNOW, the automotive video technology experts, have named Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff as the overall winner of its 2016 Video Awards.

Sinclair’s brand consultant Stephanie Ranson and transaction manager Sophie Lewis impressed the judges with an in-depth demonstration of adaptive cruise control. The entry takes the overall prize as well and wins the ‘most creative use of CitNOW video’ category.

Video presenter, Stephanie, said: ‘Our winning video took us a few takes to get right because the roads were quite bumpy – we didn’t ever think it would be special enough to win an award.’

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awards-logo-revised-v33Sophie, who drove the car in the video, added: ‘It’s great to think that something we use every single day for work has won us an award. We are feeling quite overwhelmed by it all.’

Accolades were also received for excellence in video across sales, workshop and bodyshop departments as well as entrants who submitted informative video for web use.

Halliwell Jones Mini Wilmslow is also the first winner of the Chairman’s Award. New for 2016, the award was presented for an innovative entry, which used placards to add a personalised message to a new car delivery.

Winners were selected by a panel of automotive experts from hundreds of entries from leading dealer groups in the UK and overseas as well as a number of independent garages and workshops.


Andrew Howells, Chairman and Founder of CitNOW, commented: ‘All of the winning and commended entries here richly deserve the recognition that these unique awards are designed to give.

‘We warmly congratulate all of our winners and entrants.’

CitNOW’s 2016 Video Awards took place today at Bafta in Piccadilly, London.

Our picture shows CitNOW chairman Andrew Howells, Sophie Lewis and Stephanie Ranson from Sinclair Volkswagen Cardiff and CitNOW UK managing director Alistair Jeff.

Results in full

Best overall CitNOW video
Sinclair Volkswagen, Cardiff

Best CitNOW workshop video 
Winner
JCT600 Mercedes-Benz, Chesterfield

Highly commended
WJ King SEAT, Bromley

Best CitNOW sales video
Winner
Telford Skoda, Carlisle

Highly commended      
Mon Motors Audi, Bristol

Best CitNOW bodyshop video
Winner
Spraytech Ltd, Enfield

Highly commended
Sytner Accident Repair Centre, Oldbury

Best overseas CitNOW video
Winner
DEX Easy Car Shopping, Hooglede

Highly commended
Barcelona Premium Plaza Cerda BMW, Barcelona

Best CitNOW web video
Winner
Rowes Garage Ltd, Plymouth

Most creative use of CitNOW video     
Winner
Sinclair Volkswagen, Cardiff

Chairman’s award
Halliwell Jones MINI, Wilmslow

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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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