Wednesday night saw the cream of the motor trade come together at Denbies Wine Estate to toast the finalists and overall winners at this year’s Auto Industry Excellence Awards, in a night that proved to be very successful for 67 Degrees customers.
With a range of awards up for grabs from Dealer Website Excellence, through to Dealer Principal Excellence, it is an event designed to celebrate the great depth and breadth of our motor trade.
In the run-up to the event this year we had the pleasure of seeing no less than seven of our customers make it through to finalist status with the opportunity to win their respective awards across four different categories.
Now into its second year, the event continues to grow and this years edition saw over 200 members of the industry present and we were delighted to be amongst them in the room to witness the awards unfold.
Arguably a major highlight of the night from a 67 Degrees perspective, was seeing five of our customers be in the running for the Dealer Website Excellence award. We take a great amount of pleasure in the work we produce alongside our customers so it was with a huge amount of pride that we saw Targa Florio Cars named overall category winners, whilst Big Motoring World and Tempest4Cars both received highly commended status.
This victory for Targa Florio’s website comes just a few short months after their success in the Dealer Used Car Website of the Year category at the Used Car Awards in London. This is also the second straight lockout of the top spots in the Dealer Website Excellence category for 67 Degrees customers after Big Motoring World, Uber GT and Premier GT picked up the top spots in 2018. In addition to this feat, this year’s highly commended status for Big Motoring World is now their fifth accolade for their website alone.
Outside of the Website Excellence awards, Big Motoring World’s Peter Waddell took overall honours in the Dealer Principal Excellence category. Owner and CEO of Big Motoring World, Peter has overseen the growth of the business from a small single site dealership to the large car supermarket that it is today and remains very much in charge of the day to day running of the business.
In the Used Car Retailer Excellence category West Malling Garage received Highly Commended status whilst George Kingsley was awarded finalist honours in the Prestige Used Car Retailer Excellence award.
A night of fantastic celebration spent with our customers and we would like to take this opportunity to say a big congratulations to all of you who took home trophies. Your success is very much deserved.