2018 Shortlist

Please see below the shortlist for the 2018 Commercial Motor Awards. Congratulations to all our finalists, you have been carefully selected by our panel of independent, industry expert judges, representing the best within the commercial vehicle sales and aftersales industry. 

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Aftersales and Maintenance Provider of the Year

Sopnsored by TotalKare


This award rewards either a franchised or independent dealer that has consistently delivered outstanding aftersales service and levels of customer care over the past 12 months.

To win the award entrants need to demonstrate high levels of successful maintenance and repair delivery, long-term customer relationships and bespoke aftersales packages tailored to the need of customers. Judges also took into account initiatives such as longer opening hours and attracting new staff when considering this shortlist.

APM Commercials

Commercial Contract Engineers

Dennison Commercials

RH Commercial Vehicles

Terberg DTS UK

Waldron Commercials

Yaxley Coachworks

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Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Shawbrook Bank

This award celebrates the achievements of an individual who is involved in either the technical aspect of repair and maintenance or are working as part of a sales or customer support team as part of an apprenticeship program. 

Entrants into this award should make a significant contribution to their workplace and their businesses should show that they have grown and supported young talent.

Christian Chirwa, MAN Truck & Bus UK

Kate Carter, Roanza Truck and Van

Sonny Meijer, Ford and Slater, Kings Lynn

Thomas Belcher, Rygor Commercials

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Auction House of the Year

The Auction Houses of the Year Award rewards innovation and outstanding achievement over the past 12 months, both in the world of online and location-based commercial vehicle auctions.

Judges were looking for evidence of growing sales levels; auction houses making it easier to buy at auction; and those who have spotted and capitalised on niches in the market.

Commercial Vehicle Auctions

The Fleet Auction Group

Wilsons Auctions

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Bodybuilder of the Year

The Bodybuilder of the Year Award celebrates best practice, innovation and outstanding levels of customer service delivered by a bodybuilder. To win this award entrants had to show evidence of bespoke product design, listening to customer needs and a commitment to delivering a quality product. 

Cartwright Group

Lawrence David

Rothdean

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Bodywork Innovation of the Year

New for 2018, the Bodywork Innovation of the Year Award celebrates either a bespoke build or a new product line innovation from a manufacturer or bodybuilder supplying to commercial vehicle operators.

Entrants into this award must demonstrate problem-solving, either in an existing product line or of a specific problem for a customer in their innovations. Judges were looking for practical application of the bodywork innovation, primarily through improved customer efficiencies or improvements to health and safety.

Johnston Sweepers

Neutral Steer

Rothdean

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Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Hankook Tyre UK


Inspired by entries in previous years, Customer Service Award new for 2018 recognises those companies with outstanding levels of care, delivery and support for customers. Entrants into this award should display exemplary customer service in the supplying of vehicles, trailers, parts or maintenance to operators of commercial vehicles.

Carrier Transicold UK

Commercial Contract Engineers

Dennison Commercials

MAN Truck and Bus UK

TomTom Telematics

Waldron Commercials

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Dealer Principal of the Year

New for 2018, the Dealer Principal of the Year Award seeks to recognise the achievements of an individual that has made a huge difference to a commercial vehicle dealership. They should be someone known for getting results and leading success in either a franchised, independent, new or used, HGV dealership. 

The Dealer Principal of the Year Award winner has been selected by our independent panel of judges and will be announced at the awards ceremony on 15 November 2018.

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Finance Provider of the Year

Sponsored by Protruck Auctions


This award celebrates outstanding levels of customer service  by commercial vehicle specialist financial services suppliers.

Judges looked for evidence of a bespoke service being provided to the commercial vehicle market as well as the ability of the provider to meet the individual needs of customers.

Asset Alliance Group

Close Brothers Asset Finance

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Forecourt / Showroom of the Year

This new award for 2018 showcases an outstanding display of commercial vehicles either in forecourt or showroom setting. Entrants should display both investments in design and commercial vehicles in a clean, professional, modern setting which has benefits to customers and the dealership. 

City West Commercials, Avonmouth

Imperial Commercials, Birmingham (Halesowen)

MACS Truck Sales

Rygor Commercials, Gloucester

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Franchised Dealer of the Year

Sponsored by PM Commercials


This award recognises outstanding achievements in customer service, commercial vehicle sales and aftersales support in a franchised dealership. To win this award entrants must demonstrate high levels of customer satisfaction and excellence in the delivery of services such as finance, insurance and warranties. 

Guest Truck and Van & Sherwood Truck and Van

RH Commercial Vehicles

Rygor Commercials

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Independent Dealer of the Year

Sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Fiance


This award celebrates best practice, innovation and professionalism at non-franchised dealerships of all sizes. To win this award entrants must demonstrate high levels of customer satisfaction and retention, as well as innovative sales strategies and bespoke customer service offerings. 

Leighton Vans

MACS Truck Sales

Rothdean

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Rental, Leasing and Contract Hire Provider of the Year

This award rewards an outstanding supplier of trucks and/ or trailers on either a rental, leasing or contract hire basis (or any combination thereof).

To win this award entrants had to demonstrate high levels of customer satisfaction and retention; high levels of fleet uptime and compliance; bespoke fleet management services for customers and the delivery of tailored requirements that show an understanding of a customers’ business.

Asset Alliance Group

Hexagon Leasing

Macs Truck Rental & Leasing Co.

Rothdean

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Sales Team of the Year

Sponsored by Brigade Electronics


The Sales Team of the Year Award celebrate the crucial role played by a sales team in delivering results for a dealership and providing customers with the right solutions. To win this award teams needed to show evidence of high sales levels; bespoke customer engagement; innovative sales programmes and genuine teamwork.

Dennison Commercials

MACS Truck Sales

RH Commercial Vehicles

Roanza Truck and Van

Rygor Commercials

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Service to Industry Award

The Service to Industry Award winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 15 November 2018.

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Technician Team of the Year

This award celebrates outstanding achievement in the delivery of service, inspection, maintenance and repair by a team of technicians at a dealership.

To win the award the teams needed to showcase a deep technical understanding behind the product ranges supported by the dealer and evidence of test lane utilisation rates or delivery rates of manufacturer backed repair and maintenance programmes.

Commercial Contract Engineers

Waldron Commercials

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Workshop Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Hexagon Leasing


The Workshop Innovation of the Year Award celebrates an outstanding product, tool or service that has increased productivity; solved problems and improved efficiencies when it comes to maintaining the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles.

To win this award entrants needed to show evidence of business growth as a result of using the product, tool or service; improved customer compliance levels and a supplier going beyond business as usual to meet the needs of the customer.

Assetminder

Neutral Steer

r2c Online