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AM Awards 2018: the winners and finalistsBack

The results from the 2018 AM Awards: winners and finalists by category – and our inductee to the AM Hall of Fame.

Digital Awards

Best Social Media Strategy

Winner: CarShop

Highly Commended: Bells Crossgar

Highly Commended: Marshall Motor Group

Shortlisted: Bells Crossgar, CarShop, David Dexters, Marshall Motor Group

Sponsor: Marketing Delivery

Best Digital Campaign

Winner: TrustFord

Highly Commended: Mercedes-Benz Retail Group

Shortlisted:

Endeavour Automotive

Mercedes-Benz Retail Group

TrustFord

Sponsor: Motors.co.uk

Best Dealer Website

Winner: Motor Village UK

Highly Commended: DM Keith

Shortlisted:

Bridgend Ford

DM Keith

Jardine Motors Group

Luscombe Motors

Motor Village UK

Renault Retail Group

Sturgess Motor Group

Sponsor: CarGurus

Excellence in Business Awards

Best Training and Development Programme

Winner: Renault Retail Group

Highly Commended: Sytner

Shortlisted:

Drive Motor Retail

Perrys

Peter Vardy Rookie Academy

Renault Retail Group

Sytner

Raytheon

Sponsor: AutoProtect

Excellence in Customer Service

Winner: Luscombe Motors

Shortlisted:

Luscombe Motors

Romford Mazda

Sponsor: Emac

Best Aftersales Performance

Winner: Devonshire Motors

Highly Commended: GO Vauxhall

Highly Commended: Swansway

Shortlisted:

Devonshire Motors

GO Vauxhall

Swansway

Sponsor: Autoguard Warranties

Sales Team of the Year

Winner: Peter Vardy Carstore Glasgow

Shortlisted:

Peter Vardy BMW/Mini Edinburgh

Peter Vardy Carstore Glasgow

Romford Mazda

Sponsor: Barclays Partner Finance

Manufacturer Awards

Used Car of the Year

Winner: Kia Sportage

Shortlisted:

BMW 3 Series

Ford Fiesta

Kia Sportage

Sponsor: Car Care Plan

New Car of the Year

Winner: Volvo XC60

Shortlisted:

Ford Fiesta

Honda Civic

Kia Picanto

Kia Stinger

Volvo XC60

Sponsor: Supagard

Franchise Partner of the Year

Winner: Suzuki

Shortlisted:

Ford

Kia

Suzuki

Volkswagen

Volvo

Sponsor: Car Finance Giant

Retailer Awards

Best Used Car Performance

Winner: Drayton Kia

Highly Commended: Peter Vardy BMW/Mini Edinburgh

Shortlisted:

Drayton Kia

Luscombe Motors

Peter Vardy BMW/Mini Edinburgh

Sponsor: Autoclenz

Best Fleet Operation

Winner: Norton Way

Highly Commended: TrustFord

Shortlisted:

Norton Way

Pendragon National Fleet Services

TrustFord

Sponsor: Santander Consumer Finance

Most Improved Dealership

Winner: Infiniti Newcastle (Vertu Motors)

Shortlisted:

Clive Brook Volvo Bradford

DM Keith Skoda Bradford

Infiniti Newcastle (Vertu Motors)

Sponsor: Auto Trader

New Retailer of the Year

Winner: Porsche Centre Wolverhampton

Highly Commended: Peter Vardy Carstore Dundee

Shortlisted:

GWR Kia (Norton Way)

Peter Vardy Carstore Dundee

Porsche Centre Wolverhampton (Pendragon)

Sponsor: DSG Finance

Best Dealership

Winner: Devonshire Motors

Highly Commended: Peter Vardy BMW/Mini Edinburgh

Shortlisted:

Devonshire Motors

Drayton Kia

Luscombe Motors

Peter Vardy BMW/Mini Edinburgh

Sponsor: Rhino Events

Best Retail Group (up to & including 10 sites)

Winner: Hatfields

Highly Commended: Norton Way

Shortlist:

Clive Brook

Endeavour Automotive

Hatfields

Norton Way

Sponsor: Diamondbrite Automotive

Best Retail Group (more than 10 sites)

Winner: Sytner

Highly Commended: CEM Day

Highly Commended: Eden Motor Group

Shortlisted:

CEM Day

Eden Motor Group

Peter Vardy

Sytner

Sponsor: MOTUL

Headline Awards

Digital Retailer of the Year

Winner: Rockar

Shortlisted:

BuyaCar

Rockar

Dealer Principal/General Manager of the Year

Winner: Neil Hodgson, Perrys Worksop

Highly Commended: Darren Bradford, Drayton Kia

Shortlisted:

Darren Bradford, Drayton Kia

Neil Hodgson, Perrys Worksop

Robin Luscombe, Luscombe Motors

William Blackshaw, Blackshaws Garage

Sponsor: Perfect Placement Automotive Recruitment

Manufacturer of the Year

Winner: Volvo

Shortlisted:

Hyundai

Kia

Toyota

Volkswagen

Volvo

Sponsor: carwow

Retailer of the Year

Winner: Sytner

Shortlisted:

Devonshire Motors

Drayton Kia

Hatfields

Infiniti Newcastle

Norton Way

Porsche Centre Wolverhampton

Sytner

Sponsor: Black Horse

Business Leader of the Year

Winner: Darren Edwards, Chief Executive, Sytner

Sponsor: Premia Solutions

AM Hall of Fame

Inductee: Jack Tordoff, Chairman, JCT600

Sponsor: Shell UK

Posted by Sue Robinson on 16/02/2018