UCA 2021 winners group shot by Kevin BennettUCA 2021 winners group shot by Kevin Bennett

Used Car Awards

Who won what at the 2021 Used Car Awards? All the winners and highly commendeds revealed!

  • Glittering event returns to The Brewery in London after pandemic-enforced digital ceremony last year
  • Cream of the used car industry feted
  • Cameras from ITV’s Tonight programme capture footage for forthcoming edition of current affairs series
  • Fun casino, charity raffle and after party add to the occasion

Time 6:30 am, December 1, 2021

Oh what a night! The Brewery in London saw hundreds gather yesterday (Nov 29) as the spotlight shone once again on the cream of the used car industry.

After last year’s pandemic-enforced digital event, people couldn’t wait to put their glad rags for the glittering event to celebrate at the 2021 Car Dealer Used Car Awards, sponsored by Black Horse and hosted by Mr Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer.

The exhaustive judging process, which included a mystery shopping round, scored dealers on their performance in this backbone of the automotive industry to find out which ones truly deserved the trophies and highly commended certificates.

The 30 categories also saw trophies awarded for the future star of the industry, individual outstanding achievement as well as recognition for lifetime achievement, plus the best makes of used cars.

Such is the stature of the Used Car Awards that ITV’s current affairs programme Tonight was there as well to capture footage for a forthcoming edition about the industry.

James Baggott, editor-in-chief of Car Dealer, said: ‘It was a genuine joy to be able to bring everyone together physically once again for this grand occasion.

‘Dealerships large and small have worked so hard to get through these extremely challenging times, and I’m delighted we’ve been able to give them the opportunity to let their hair down and celebrate in style – they richly deserved it.

‘Congratulations to all our winners!’

Brewer, who was one of the judges, added: ‘It was a terrific night! I thoroughly enjoyed being able to see so many people from the industry again.

‘The past year has been such a struggle for so many, but this amazing industry simply refuses to be beaten and rises to whatever challenges are thrown at it – I’m in awe of the incredible men and women in it.’

Attendees at the black-tie event could also enjoy a fun casino, sponsored by eBay Motors Group, as well as an after party, sponsored by GardX.

Meanwhile, a raffle in aid of Ben was also held, raising £4,200 for the automotive charity.

Prizes comprised £200 of Amazon vouchers, courtesy of Codeweavers, a free overnight trip for two on a Road Trip Club VIP day, £250 of John Lewis vouchers, thanks to CarGurus, an Apple Watch, thanks to CarGurus, a Nintendo Switch, thanks to CarGurus, two passes to the NEC Classic Car Show, courtesy of Mike Brewer, two tickets to the Silverstone Classic, again courtesy of Mike Brewer, and a space on the RAC Dealer Network Golf Day at The Belfry.

The winners and highly commendeds

Dealers Dealer sponsored by Gard X
Winner: Jamie Caple
Highly commended: Peter Smyth; Peter Waddell

Service and Repair of the year

Winner: Spencers MOT & Service Centre
Highly commended: Anderson Clark Motor Repairs; Thatcham MOT Centre

Used Car product

Winner: Cap HPI
Highly commended: Auto Trader; Trade2Trade

Social Media User of the year

Winner: Emerald House of Cars
Highly commended: Marshall Motor Group; Pilote Classics

Best Use of Video

Winner: Targa Florio Cars
Highly commended: George Kingsley Prestige and Performance; Redgate Lodge

Used Car Website of the Year

Winner: Croyland Car Megastore
Highly commended: Marshall Motor Group; Wilsons

Used car online sales experience

Winner: Vertu Motors
Highly commended: Hilton Garage; Richmond Motor Group


Used car sales team

Winner: Plympton Car Centre
Highly commended: Crompton Way Motors; Trade Price Cars


Used car dealer principal

Winner: Spencer Gray, Spencers Car Sales
Highly commended: James Quigley, Acorn Kia Crewe; Craig Vladimirovs, Car Quay


Future star

Winner: Elliott Rosoman, Trade Price Cars
Highly commended: Jamie Burton, Croyland Car Megastore; Jack Heywood, Car Quay


Used car customer care

Winner: Acklam Car Centre
Highly commended: Plympton Car Centre; Prestige Diesels & Sports


Specialist used car dealership

Winner: SuperMini UK
Highly commended: Pilote Classics; Quirks Car Company


Days to turn

Winner: CarShop Express Leicester
Highly commended: Motorpoint Burnley; RU Cars Loughborough


Used commercial vehicle dealer

Winner: Marshall Truck & Van (Fareham)
Highly commended: JL Vans; Norwich Van Centre


Car categories
Used Small Car: Ford Fiesta
Used Mid-Sized Car: Kia Ceed
Used Executive Car: Volvo V60
Used Sports Car: Porsche Cayman
Used SUV: Suzuki Jimny
Used AFV: Tesla Model 3
Used Car of the Year: Suzuki Jimny

Manufacturer used car scheme

Winner: Audi
Highly commended: Volkswagen; Volvo

Newcomer dealership

Winner: Car Brothers
Highly commended: Bedford Car Sales; Ivanhurst Motor Company

Used car supermarket

Winner: Big Motoring World
Highly commended: Croyland Car Megastore; Hilton Garage

Up to 50 cars

Winner: Prestige Diesels & Sports
Highly commended: ADG Sevenoaks; Thame Cars

51-100 cars

Winner: Acklam Car Centre
Highly commended: Martin Brothers Motor Company; Plympton Car Centre

over 100 cars

Winner: Trade Price Cars
Highly commended: MB Motors Ballymena; Redgate Lodge

Used car dealership group

Winner: Sytner
Highly commended: Hendy; Swansway

Outstanding achievement

Winner: Daksh Gupta, Marshall Motor Group

Lifetime achievement
Winner: Tom Hartley

Click here to find out more about the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2021

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John has been with Car Dealer since 2013 after spending 25 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter then a sub-editor/assistant chief sub-editor on regional and national titles. John is chief sub-editor in the editorial department, working on Car Dealer, as well as handling social media.

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