SKODA UK has named Northern Ireland dealership Mervyn Stewart as its Retailer of the Year.
The event at London’s Tobacco Dock, showcasing the best dealerships alongside standout individuals, also featured a star performance by top singer Paloma Faith.
The awards highlighted the hard work and dedication of the Czech manufacturer’s 130-strong retail network across the UK, with 10 key categories.
The Belfast and North Down automotive retailer topped off its previous sales category win from 2018 by taking home the coveted top prize at this year’s awards, based on excellent performance throughout the year and taking into account various elements including sales, aftersales and customer satisfaction.
Wings of Peterborough and John Mulholland Motors secured second and third places respectively.
Rod McLeod, director of Skoda UK, said: ‘We are proud to work alongside some of the best retailers in the UK. Our retailers continue to deliver fantastic service and value to customers and I’d personally like to congratulate the whole network for their results over the past 12 months.’
The category winners were as follows:
Marketing – Furrows Skoda
Customer Satisfaction – Howard Abraham
People Excellence – Wings of Peterborough
Used Vehicle Sales – Lookers Skoda (Newcastle)
Skoda Finance – Heritage Skoda
Fleet Sales – Hayselden Skoda
Most Improved Retailer – Trust Skoda (Stourbridge)
Connectivity – Lookers Skoda (Newcastle)
Service and Parts – Henrys Skoda
Sales – Meadens Skoda
Pictured receiving their Retailer of the Year award from Paloma Faith and Rod McLeod, right, are Mervyn Stewart managing director Stephen Stewart and operations director Karen Bickerstaff