› Ingram ŠKODA in Ayr, Heritage ŠKODA in Yeovil and Alex Lawrie ŠKODA in Liverpool win prestigious Retailer of the Year title at annual ŠKODA awards
Milton Keynes, 24 March 2014 –ŠKODA UK took time out last week to reward the fantastic contribution of its retailer network at the ŠKODA Retailer of the Year Awards in Edinburgh.
The annual ceremony, which was held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday 21st March, recognised the achievements of the very best of the vehicle manufacturer’s 134 UK retailers across 11 different categories. Ingram ŠKODA in Ayr, Heritage ŠKODA in Yeovil and Alex Lawrie ŠKODA in Liverpool, emerged victorious with the top prize of the night, in recognition of their outstanding all-round business performance in 2013.
Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director, ŠKODA UK, said: “I would like to congratulate the winners on their awards, and thank all of the retailers for their continued hard work and dedication. I’m confident that, together, we can make 2014 another record-breaking year.
“The number of cars sold in the UK is rapidly increasing every year and we are delighted to be setting new records. Sales of new ŠKODA vehicles reached a very impressive 66,000 units in 2013, compared to 53,200 for the previous 12 months, a significant 24% increase. This is of course testament to the outstanding work of our retailers up and down the country.”
As well as the prestigious Retailer of the Year awards, prizes were presented for new vehicle and fleet sales, customer satisfaction and aftersales performance, amongst others. The event also saw the two winners announced for the UK Service Challenge, whilst the evening also provided the perfect opportunity to look back on the milestones of an unforgettable year for the ŠKODA brand.
2014 ŠKODA Retailer of the Year awards – full list of winners
Retailers of the Year
Ingram ŠKODA, Ayr Heritage ŠKODA, Yeovil Alex Lawrie ŠKODA, Liverpool
Vindis ŠKODA (Cambridge)
Used Car Sales
Meadens ŠKODA (Lymington)
DM Keith Ltd (Leeds)
Sinclair ŠKODA (Swansea)
Service Challenge – Service Advisor
Simon Nickson, Simpsons ŠKODA (Preston)
Service Challenge – Master Technician
Darren Quibell, Dennis Horton & Son ŠKODA (Lincoln)
Howard Abraham Motors (County Armagh)
Robert Eardley & Son (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
New Car Sales
Trust ŠKODA (Stourbridge)
New Car Volume
Jewsons ŠKODA (Oxford)
From left: Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director SKODA UK, Malcolm Ingram, Managing Director Ingram SKODA, Richard Clapp, Brand Manager Heritage SKODA, Alex Lawrie, Managing Director Alex Lawrie SKODA, Rory Bremner, impressionist and comedian who hosted the awards
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› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. Since 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav has seen the production firstly of bicycles and then, shortly afterwards motorbikes and cars.
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› delivered around 920,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in 2013.ŠKODA UK had its most successful year in 2013, with 66,081 registrations.
› has belonged to Volkswagen Group since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 26,400 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.
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