Meet the 2019 winners


Meet your 2019 Motor Trader Industry Awards winners and highly commended.


Having received record number of entries this year, it was our most competitive night of awards yet – if you

were a winner or finalist on the night you should be very proud!

Motor Trader Retail Awards


Aftersales Excellence Award

Sponsored by Liveperson Automotive 

 WINNER: Newmans Suzuki

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Murray Škoda Plymouth


Bodyshop of the Year Award

WINNER: M&A Coachworks

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Swansway Accident Repair Centre


Business Manager of the Year Award

Sponsored by V12 Vehicle Finance

WINNER: Andrew Lee, Rygor


Carmaker of the Year Award

Sponsored by Rapid RTC

WINNER: KIA


Customer Care Award

WINNER: HPL Motors

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Paragon Motor Company


Dealer Group of the Year Award

WINNER: Swansway


Dealer Principal of The Year Award

Sponsored by Black Horse Motor Finance

WINNER: Richard Gough, Marshalls

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Simon Miskin, Sportif Citroen


Dealer Website of The Year Award

Sponsored by CarGurus

WINNER: SERE


Digital Initiative of The Year Award - Independent


WINNER: Carbase


Digital Initiative of The Year Award - Franchise


WINNER: Chorley Group


Employer of The Year Award

Sponsored by Perfect Placement

WINNER: TrustFord


Franchised Dealership of The Year Award

Sponsored by Santander Consumer Finance

WINNER: Ron Brooks


Independent Garage of The Year Award

WINNER: ACC UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Anderson Clark Motor Repairs


Most Improved Dealership of The Year Award

WINNER: Marshall - Mercedes-Benz of Preston


New Car of the Year Award

Sponsored by Motorway

WINNER: Volvo XC40

New Dealership of The Year Award

Sponsored by Aston Barclay

WINNER: Waylands Volvo Reading


Outstanding Achievement Award

Sponsored by cap hpi

WINNER: Steven Eagell


Sales Manager of The Year Award

Sponsored by Next Gear

WINNER: Matthew Nixon Weybridge Vehicle Consultants


Sales Team of The Year Award

Sponsored by BNP Paribas

WINNER: Croyland Car Megastore


Skills & Development Award

Sponsored by SAF

WINNER: Sytner Group


Social Media Award

Sponsored by Mann Island

WINNER: Marshall Motor Group


Used Car of the Year Award (Premium)

Sponsored by BCA

WINNER: BMW 3 Series


Used Car of the Year (Volume)

Sponsored by BCA

WINNER: Ford Fiesta


Used Car Retailer of The Year Award

Sponsored by The WMS Group

WINNER: Carbase



Motor Trader Supplier Awards


Finance Provider of the Year Award

WINNER: Santander Consumer (UK)


IT Innovation of the Year Award

WINNER: iDealFILE by Motor Document Solutions

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gforces 


Recruitment Agency of the Year Award

WINNER: Progress Recruitment Solutions UK


Remarketing Company of the Year Award

WINNER: Aston Barclay


Warranty/Added-Value Insurance Products Provider of the Year Award

WINNER: Autoguard Warranties