D. M. Keith Celebrating success at the ŠKODA retailer of the year awards

Added: 08 March 2018

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Škoda retailers from all over the country attend the Retailer of the Year awards held at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. 

The Volkswagen Group brand held the prestigious Retailer of the Year awards to recognise retailers across ten categories.  Held at the Royal Albert Hall, 128 Škoda retailers from all over the country attended the event to celebrate the top performers in its UK car dealership network.

The evening was a great success for D. M. Keith who were celebrated recognition across multiple disciplines including Sales, Marketing & HR / People (all categories and winners listed below).

Dougal Keith was delighted to take to the stage to recieve the "People Excellence" award, in support of continuous training, development and the accredition process of all of our people.

Here is what Dougal had to say on winning this fantastic accolade: 

From Left to right: Tracey Taylor, People Development Manager, Dougal Keith and John French, Head of Sales Operations

Steve Lester our Dealer Principal from Huddersfield was also celebrating on the evening for being recognised as 5th in the Sales league and will be jetting off to Madagascar later in the year.  Watch out for our social media channels for this fantastic trip.

John French, Head of Sales Operations said: “The brand’s incredible performance last year is testament to the hard work of everyone involved in our retailer network.

“Customers recognise Skoda as a brand that offers great quality cars at outstanding value for money, delivered and serviced by a fantastic partner network.”

Once the presentation evening came to a close the retailers were treated to a performance of Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO, the new tour which is sponsored by Škoda Global, at the awards event which brought an end to a thoroughly enjoyable evening. 

The full list of category winners from the 2018 Škoda Retailer of the Year awards were:

Retailer of the Year: 1st John Mulholland Motors (Randalstown) | 2nd Fred Rees Garages (Haverfordwest)| 3rd Des Winks Skoda (Scarborough)

Marketing: West End Garage (Edinburgh / Dunfermline/Stirling) *Shortlisted*

Customer Satisfaction: Howard Abraham (Lurgan)

People Excellence: DM Keith *WINNER*

Used Vehicle Sales: Lookers Skoda (Manchester)

SKODA Finance: Station Garage (Horsham)

Fleet Sales: Henrys (Glasgow)

Most Improved Retailer: Marshall Skoda (Croydon)

Service & Parts: Simpsons Skoda (Preston)

Sales: Mervyn Stewart (North Down) *D.M. Keith Huddersfield - 5th in the network and win a trip to Madagascar*