IN just a few short weeks, we’ll be celebrating the best of the best in the used car industry at the 2016 Used Car Awards.
The ceremony will be held at The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London on Monday, November 28.
And the deadline for entries is four weeks before that: Monday October 31.
There’s no doubt that winning a Used Car Award can give a massive boost to your business – earlier this week we spoke to Lawries Garage Volkswagen in the Scottish Borders who explained how it had helped them both with their marketing and in terms of building relationships with customers.
So what have you got to lose? The Used Car Awards are free to enter and you could be celebrating with us in London on Monday November 28th.
(Did we mention the possibility of a selfie with our awards host, TV’s Mike Brewer?)
Check out the nomination categories below – you’re bound to fit in somewhere!
And once you’ve identified which category or categories you’re going for, scroll back to HERE to fill in the form.
It won’t take more than a few minutes, and as we say, it’s completely FREE to enter!
Used Car Awards 2016: The categories
Used Car Dealership of the Year: Under 50 Cars: We’re looking for the best dealership that stocks up to 50 used cars.
Used Car Dealership of the Year: 51-100 Cars: This award is for the best dealer that stocks between 51 and 100 cars.
Used Car Dealership of the Year: 100+ Cars: This one is for the larger dealers stocking more than 100 cars.
Used Car Dealership Group of the Year: Aimed at those with more than one site, this award marks the best used car groups.
Used Car Supermarket of the Year: This award is for supermarkets that provide great cars and great service on a major scale.
New Dealership of the Year: This is an award for dealerships established during 2016.
Specialist Used Car Dealership of the Year: If you sell specialist used cars, you need to be a little special yourself to take home this prize!
Manufacturer Used Car Scheme of the Year: Honouring the best official manufacturer-backed Used Car Scheme of the Year.
Used Car of the Year: Data from industry trade bibles and advertising portals will be used to decide this category.
Best Performing Used Car of the Year – Residual: Cars that hold their value are like gold dust. We celebrate the ones that help put pounds in dealers’ pockets.
Best Performing Used Car of the Year – Days to Sell: Which cars are best at being shipped out as soon as they’re shipped in?
Social Media User of the Year: This award will mark the achievements of a dealer who has mastered their digital direction.
Service and Repair Outlet of the Year: We’ll be looking for the garage that excels in repairing and maintaining used cars.
Dealers’ Dealer of the Year: Recognition from your peers makes this award extra special. Mike Brewer and the judging panel will decide the winner from the nominations.
Best Dealership Use of Video: We’re looking for dealerships that have made the best use of video technology to present their products and services.
Used Car Sales Team of the Year: Behind every great dealership there’s a great team – and that’s who this award is for.
Used Car Dealer Principal of the Year: Running a successful used car dealership isn’t easy. We’re looking for DPs who absolutely excel at it, and we’ll take nominations from teams and peers to ensure we find the best of the best.
Best Used Car Customer Care: Canny dealers know that cultivating a used car customer can create a punter for life – a loyal supporter who’ll return time after time.
Used Car Product of the Year: This one is for the suppliers. Whether it’s a brilliant online sales portal or a clever warranty scheme that helps dealers sell more cars, this award will celebrate the very best.
Manufacturer Used Car Website of the Year: We’re looking for manufacturers’ websites that present their pre-loved vehicles clearly, are easily navigable and provide just the right level of interactivity to amuse but not confuse.
Dealer Used Car Website of the Year: Our judges will be looking for the ease of use, design and functionality of the website.
Outstanding Achievement of the Year: This award looks to recognise the dealer or dealership personality who has achieved something remarkable, whether it’s amazing sales figures, brilliant upsales or top customer service.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Previous winners have included John Tordoff of JCT600, Ray Sommerville, formerly of Perrys and designer Afzal Kahn. Once again, the judging panel will be looking for a big hitter.