It was a triple success for Marshall Motor Group at the Motor Trader Industry Awards gala dinner last night – one of the biggest nights in the retail motor industry calendar, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Last night, 28 categories celebrated best practice in the car retailing business handed out to the best of the best; people, companies and products.
Marshall were shortlisted in six categories:
Bodyshop of the Year Award 2019 - Marshall Paint & Body Repair Centre Newbury
Business Manager of the Year 2019 - Craig Finter - Marshall Nissan Lincoln
Dealer Principal of The Year 2019 - Richard Gough - Mercedes-Benz of Preston
Most Improved Dealership 2019- Mercedes-Benz of Preston
Sales Team of The Year 2019 - Mercedes-Benz of Preston
Social Media Award 2019 - Marshall Motor Group
- the great news is that Marshall walked away with three wins!
Firstly, Mercedes-Benz of Preston were absolutely delighted to win the “Most Improved Dealership 2019” before an audience of 1,200. The award was collected by a very proud Head of Business, Richard Gough recognising the huge improvements from the dealership in terms of profitability, colleague engagement and customer satisfaction.
Marshall were also delighted to win the “Social Media” 2019 Award, presented to Head of Marketing, Philip J. Deacon and beating off some very strong competition. This award recognised Marshall’s industry-leading delivery of a wide social media presence, with innovative content, driving customer engagement and sales and of course, our #marshallmoments. This is the marketing team’s 15th industry digital marketing accolade in just over two years including “Best Use of Social Media” at the Automotive Management Awards in February!
The evening was topped off with a second visit to the stage, and another picture with actor, writer and presenter Alexander Armstrong for Mercedes-Benz of Preston’s General Manager, Richard Gough who was announced winner in the “Dealer Principal of the Year 2019” category – an award that Richard also won in February’s Automotive Management Awards. Well done Richard – a fantastic double!
Overall, a very successful evening. These three awards (and three also shortlisted) are further evidence that Marshall Motor Group are recognised, yet again, against the best of the best in the motor trade.