Tonight’s the night – the Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards 2014

Time 10:51 am, December 1, 2014

Used Car Awards logoTonight’s the night! The biggest date in the calendar for hundreds of people – the Car Dealer Used Car Awards.

The Brewery in London will be packed to the rafters as Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers hosts the biggest and best awards ceremony for this sector of the motoring world.

It’s going to be some night. Once again supported by our friends at Black Horse, and by a whole host of sponsors from the industry, the ‘sold out’ signs went up ages ago.

The trophies are sorted, polished and ready to be collected by the winners; the certificates are all nicely framed and have been checked and double-checked; the brochures are piled up ready to be placed on the tables;  and the menus are printed (by the way, no-one ever did reply and tell me what a donkey carrot was….)

And, more important than all of that – I found my bow tie which looks as if all the rainbows in the world have collided and made one big colourful mess. So I’m ready too…

For those who need reminding, the shortlist is reproduced again below.

Tonight there are going to be 21 delighted and proud people hugging a shiny new trophy.

There are going to be many more delighted people with highly-commended certificates.

And with a free bar, there are going to be even more people – many, many more – nursing hangovers tomorrow morning…

If you’re a winner, highly commended or on the shortlist below, you can be very proud. It has never been more difficult to be in the frame for a Used Car Award – standards this year have been higher than ever.

So get out your glad rags and we’ll see you at The Brewery tonight – and be ready to party!

(By the way, if you were too late and didn’t get your ticket, we’ll be tweeting from the awards tonight, using the hashtag #UCAwards, and the results will be on the website nice and early tomorrow – well, as early as we can make it. Just remember, it is a free bar and we’ll be relaxing afterwards, too….)


Used Car Dealership – under 50 cars

sponsored by Black Horse

Alexanders Prestige

Harvey Cooper Cars

Prestige Diesels Portsmouth

Rybrook Volvo Chester

Specialist Cars, Stoke-on-Trent


Used Car Dealership, 50-100 cars

sponsored by Black Horse

Big Cars Limited

Burton Kia

Grashion Automotive Solutions

Jim Reid Vehicle Sales

Quirks Car Company


Used Car Dealership, more than 100 cars

sponsored by Black Horse



CCR Mitsubishi

Ken Jervis Kia

McCarthy Cars


Used Car Dealer Group of the Year

sponsored by Black Horse


Evans Halshaw

HR Owen




Dealer’s Dealer of the Year

sponsored by Evolution Funding

you’ll have to wait until the night to find out!


Used Car Sales Team of the Year

sponsored by Car Finance

Harvey Cooper Cars Ltd

Ken Jervis Kia

SMC Ford

Quirks Car Company

Wrexham Volkswagen


Used Car Sales Manager of the Year

sponsored by Car Dealer magazine

Andy Crick (Jack Barclay)

Philip Diacono (TW White & Sons)

Phil McCaffery (Rybrook Chester)

Dario Vieira (Cargiant)

Gary Wood (Wrexham Volkswagen)


Used Car Dealer Principal of the Year

sponsored by HPI

Andrew Barnes (Crewe SEAT)

Maxine Croft (Just Citroen, Keighley)

Robert Edge (Rybrook Volvo Chester)

Jane Hargreaves (Wrexham Volkswagen)

David Peachey (Fownhope Mitsubishi)


Upsales & F&I Performance of the Year

sponsored by Car Dealer magazine

Phil Buchan (Jim Reid Vehicle Sales)

Sam Knight (Watford Audi)

Adam Smith (Quirks Car Company)

Terry Troakes (McCarthy Cars)

Darron Turvey (Jacksons Guernsey)


Best Used Car Customer Care

sponsored by First Response

McCarthy Cars

Quirks Car Company

SMC Ford Sittingbourne

Specialist Cars Umesh Samani

TW White & Sons


Used Car Product of the Year

sponsored by Lawgistics

Autoexposure Flex

Car Finance Checker


Glass’s Digital Guide

Sun Motors


Outstanding Achievement of the Year

sponsored by Sun Motors

to be revealed on the night.


Lifetime Achievement Award

sponsored by Northridge Finance

again, the recipient will be revealed at the awards ceremony.


Manufacturer Used Car Website of the Year




Land Rover



Dealer Used Car Website of the Year

sponsored by Autogard Warranties



HR Owen

Nicholas Mee & Co



Social Media User of the Year

sponsored by Evolution Funding


Caroline Shield

Imperial Car Supermarket


Prestige Diesels Portsmouth


Service and Repair Outlet of the Year

sponsored by Independent Garage Association

Anderson Clark Motor Repairs


Marshall of Bolton

Melksham Mitsubishi

Newtownabbey Autos


Manufacturer Used Car Scheme of the Year

sponsored by BEN







Used Car of the Year

sponsored by GardX

Citroen DS3

Kia Sportage

Volkswagen Golf


Best Performing Used Car of the Year

sponsored by Glass’s Guide

Audi Q3

Land Rover Freelander

Range Rover Evoque

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Apprentice of the Year

sponsored by GardX

all will be revealed on the night.

Colin Channon's avatar

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

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