THE best Renault dealers in the world were honoured at a ceremony in Paris recently – and six of the 106 winning dealerships were UK-based.
Bagot Road Motors on Jersey; Gravells in Kidwelly; Renault Manchester; Shelbourne Motors in Portadown; TC Autos in Omagh and Renault Wirral were selected, having exceeded expectations in every area of their business.
Key criteria upon which the dealerships were judged included sales performance; customer service; compliance with brand identity standards; and profitability.
Thierry Koskas, executive vice president for sales and marketing at Groupe Renault, said to the winners at the Dealer of the Year Awards: ‘Groupe Renault achieved excellent sales results last year thanks to the performance of its teams, especially that of the sales network. I would like to congratulate you for your daily work, always looking to improve customer satisfaction.’
Paul Flanagan, managing director of Groupe Renault UK, said: ‘In the UK, we have experienced major growth over the past five years and our dealer network is at the heart of it.
‘As the network goes from strength to strength, it is fantastic to see a number of our UK dealers being recognised globally by Groupe Renault – the winning dealers should be extremely proud of themselves.’
The Dealer of the Year Awards come at a time when Groupe Renault UK dealerships are exceptionally busy. In 2016 the all-new Mégane and all-new Scénic were launched across the network and Renault UK recorded a five-year high in sales with 85,102 Renault cars being sold and Dacia achieving its best year since launching in the UK with 26,499 sales last year.
Globally, Groupe Renault has a sales network of 12,700 outlets spread across five regions.
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