Motor Trader Awards 2022

June 17, 2022

Entries are now open for the Independent Dealer and main Industry awards

Does your dealership offer exceptional service? Have your team gone over and above during the past 12 months? If you feel your dealership is worthy of industry recognition, then the Motor Trader Awards are for you! 

Showcasing the best of the best in the automotive industry, entries are now open for the Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards and Motor Trader Industry Awards. Both prestigious annual awards are organised and hosted by Motor Trader Magazine and are subject to stiff competition. 

In our dedicated Motor Trader Awards 2022 article, we share everything you need to know about each of the awards and how here at 67 Degrees, we can support your car dealership or automotive business with an award-winning submission… 

What are the Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards?

Celebrating the top achievers in the independent used car sector, the Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards have been created to highlight the achievements of non-franchised used car dealers operating in the UK. 

Now in its fourth year, the awards attract hundreds of entries for 21 categories split between retail and suppliers. Here’s all the details you need for the Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards 2022… 

Date: Thursday 6th October 2022
Venue: Eastside Rooms, Birmingham
Award entries close: Friday 5th August
Shortlist revealed: Tuesday 23rd August

Retail categories:  

  1. Aftersales Excellence Award
  2. Auction House of the Year
  3. Car Supermarket of the Year
  4. Digital Initiative of the Year
  5. Fastest Growing Dealer of the Year
  6. Independent Community Dealer of the Year
  7. Independent Sales Manager of the Year
  8. Newcomer of the Year
  9. Outstanding Achievement Award
  10. Social Media Campaign of the Year
  11. UK Independent Dealer Customer Care Award
  12. UK Independent Dealer of the Year (General Sales)
  13. UK Independent Dealer of the Year (Premium Cars)
  14. Website of the Year
  15. Used EV Retailer of the Year
  16. Used EV of the Year Award

Supplier categories:  

  1. Finance Provider of the Year
  2. IT Innovation of the Year
  3. Recruitment Agency of the Year
  4. Remarketing Company of the Year
  5. Warranty/Added-Value Insurance Products Provider of the Year

Access the categories and view individual criteria for each award via the dedicated Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards 2022 webpage. 

What are the Motor Trader Industry Awards?

Incredibly now in their 32nd year, the Motor Trader Industry Awards have grown to become THE awards for car dealers and associated suppliers. Aimed at franchised dealers – but still open to independent dealers and car supermarkets too – the awards recognise the highest levels of professionalism and excellence in the retail sector. 

Dealers have the opportunity to enter 27 retail categories alongside eight supplier categories. Here’s all the details you need for the Motor Trader Industry Awards 2022…

Date: Wednesday 23rd November
Venue: Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London
Award entries close: Friday 26th August
Shortlist released: Monday 5th September

Retail categories:

  1. Aftersales Excellence Award
  2. Bodyshop of the Year
  3. Business Manager of the Year
  4. Carmaker of the Year
  5. Customer Care Award
  6. Dealer Group of the Year
  7. Dealer Principal of the Year
  8. Dealer Website of the Year
  9. Digital Initiative of the Year
  10. Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award
  11. Employer of the Year
  12. EV of the Year
  13. EV Retailer of the Year
  14. Franchised Dealership of the Year
  15. Independent Garage of the Year
  16. Most Improved Dealership of the Year
  17. New Car of the Year
  18. New Dealership of the Year
  19. Outstanding Achievement Award
  20. Sales Manager of the Year
  21. Sales Team of the Year
  22. Skills & Development Award
  23. Social Media Award
  24. Used Car Dealer Group of the Year
  25. Used Car of the Year: Premium
  26. Used Car of the year: Volume
  27. Used Car Retailer of the Year

Supplier categories:

  1. EV Innovation of the Year
  2. Finance Provider of the Year
  3. IT Innovation of the Year
  4. Online Used Car Trading Platform (B2C)
  5. Remarketing Company of the Year
  6. Recruitment Agency of the Year
  7. Warranty/Added-Value Insurance Products Provider of the Year

Plus, the Rising Star Award which is open to employees who joined the automotive sector in the last five years. Access the categories and view individual criteria for each award via the dedicated Motor Trader Industry Awards 2022 webpage. 

Why enter the Motor Trader Independent Dealer and Motor Trader Industry Awards?

Who doesn’t love the thought of winning an award? As they say, you’ve got to be in it to win it! Submitting an entry to either or both Motor Trader Awards is the first step in putting your business in the running to be shortlisted, and potentially taking home the trophy. 

Whether you win or not, entering your company for an award is a great way of highlighting and recognising your achievements – you’ll be surprised at how much you’ve been through over the past 12 months when you do! Receiving external recognition can prove to be a fantastic morale booster for your team and you never know, you may well be celebrating winning success too! 

Of course putting together an award-winning submission takes time and being time poor is one of the biggest reasons dealerships miss out on entering a Motor Trader Award. But, fear not, 67 Degrees is here to help! 

Working exclusively within the automotive industry, our creative marketing team is on-hand to support you with your Motor Trader Award entry. In 2021, we secured seven award shortlists for the Motor Trader Independent Dealer Awards and eight award shortlists for the Motor Trader Industry Award on behalf of our customers.

Don’t miss your chance to be considered for Motor Trader Magazine’s 2022 awards. Whether you want to enter just one award or put your dealership forward for a handful of accolades, then get in touch to find out how we can create a potentially award-winning submission on your behalf.

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