It’s Official: GO Vauxhall are the Used Car Dealer Group of the Year 2015, awarded to us at Car Dealer Mag’s Used Car Awards hosted by Mike Brewer at the prestigious location of The Brewery, London, on 30th November 2015.
It was a cracking night of networking with the crème de la crème of the Car Industry, and a great way to kick off the festive period.
Only 22 businesses were lucky enough to be classed as winners, and competition was fiercer than ever.
Car Dealer Mag’s Used Car Awards is in its 4th year, hosted by Wheeler Dealer’s Mike Brewer, and amongst the crowd were none other than For The Love of Cars’ Ant Anstead and Sir Stirling Moss OBE. The atmosphere was electric.
The glamourous Black Tie event featured a champagne and cocktail reception, free bar and a slap up three course meal of salmon terrine, belly of pork, and spicy bread pudding.
Ours was the final award of the evening, the whole room was ready to start gambling and dancing, and Mike Brewer did a fantastic job of building tension, as he spoke, we had our fingers and toes crossed, and with every line it seemed ever possible that we were in for a shot.
‘This is the first time our winners in this category have been nominated for a Used Car Award and boy, have they gone up against some major competition. Despite being fairly modest in scale, they have shown that great customer service and getting the basics right pays dividends.
Our mystery shopping experience received an automated reply immediately with a personalised, follow-up email within the hour. A short while later we received a call from the dealer who gave us plenty of friendly help and advice without pushing us into making a decision.
Serving London and the South-East, and operating from eight locations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, our final winner of the evening – and the best used car dealership with more than 100 cars – is GO Vauxhall!’
It seemed like the room erupted with applause as we made our way to the stage to be greeted by Mike Brewer, it was truly an amazing moment, and one we won’t forget.
We were also lucky enough to be shortlisted for Used Car Sales Team of the Year!
It was a real pleasure just to be shortlisted, let alone to become winners!
We’re also proud to say Vauxhall Network Q was highly commended in the category of Manufacturer used car scheme of the year sponsored by Car Dealer Magazine.
James Baggott, Managing Director of Car Dealer Magazine says ‘We’d like to offer sincere congratulations on their triumph at this year’s Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards. To be a winner in any category is a massive achievement and as the awards continue to grow year on year, the competition becomes more and more intense. ‘The trophy we awarded is thoroughly well-deserved and everyone concerned should be incredibly proud of their achievement. Well done.'
The night was a great success, and we had the time of our lives dancing to the live band and at the after party!
A massive thank you to all at Car Dealer Magazine, our Go Vauxhall staff and our industry peers, we can’t wait till next year!