The Car Dealer Power 2012 winners

Time 9:36 am, July 18, 2012

AFTER months of voting, the results of the Car Dealer Power Awards 2012, held in association with G3, have been announced.

Held at the top of Portsmouth’s stunning Spinnaker Tower, representatives from motor trade suppliers and car manufacturers collected their awards last night.

The gongs are unique in the motor trade as they are voted for by dealers across the UK.

This year more than 1,000 dealers voted for some 200 suppliers and companies to receive the awards.

The winners are listed below – a full report will be published in Issue 54 of Car Dealer, out August 15.

Best Overall Manufacturer

Car Dealer Power Car of the Year 2012
Kia Rio

Best Manufacturer Marketing Scheme
Skoda Citigo

Manufacturer Initiative of the Year
BMW Olympics

Extra Mile award
National Car Cleaning Company

Newcomer of the Year
‘Retail Ready’ – Bluecycle

Innovation of the Year
‘Cosmetic Warranty’ – Car Care Plan

Warranties winner

GAP winner

Web Design (Franchised) winner

Web Design (Independent) winner

Search Optimisation Sevices winner

Dealer PR Agency winner
Golley Slater

Recruitment winner

Training winner

Dealer Marketing Agency winner
Wyndham Leigh

Prime Finance winner
Black Horse

Sub Prime Finance
First Response

Finance Services and Tools winner

Finance Marketing Initiative winner

Online Advertising (New Cars) winner
Auto Trader

Online Advertising (Used Cars) winner

Dealer Friendly Portals winner
Trusted Dealers

Specialist Online Advertising Site winner
Dealer Auction

Used Car Valuation Services winner
Glass’s Guide

Provenance Checks winner

Lubricants winner
Mobil 1

Paint Protection winner
G3 Glasscoat

Online Remarketing winner

Physical Auction winner

Trade to Trade Lead Generation winner

Consumer Lead Generation winner
Contract Hire and Leasing

DMS systems winner
Contact Advantage

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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