RETAIL CATEGORIES

Aftersales Excellence Award

The Aftersales Excellence Award will acknowledge and reward best practices and sales performance in aftersales by independent dealers.

Auction House of the Year

The Auction House of the Year is a special award for the leading auction and remarketing company in the UK.

Dealers are asked to vote for their preferred auction house in a poll on motortrader.com based on their experience of the range and quality of services on offer between January and December 2021.

Car Supermarket of the Year

The Car Supermarket of the Year Award will acknowledge and reward best practices in the sourcing and selling of nearly-new and used cars by car supermarkets.

Digital Initiative of the Year

The Digital Initiative of the Year award recognises and rewards the best use of digital media.

Fastest Growing Dealer of the Year

This award is open to independent car dealers and looks at the sales and financial performance in their two most recent financial years.

Independent Community Dealer of the Year

The Independent Community Dealer of the Year recognises and rewards independent used car dealers who are actively involved in their communities, looking at how a business works within the community for mutual benefit.

Independent Sales Manager of the Year

The category is open to sales managers in independent used car dealers.

Newcomer of the Year

This award is open to independent car dealers which opened during the 24 month period between December 2018 and December 2021.

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award will go to the person who in the view of the Motor Trader Awards judging panel has most notably raised the profile and enhanced the reputation of independent used car dealers and the independent sector.

Among the qualities the panel seeks will be high levels of professionalism, innovation and community spirit. The winner will be nominated by the Independent Dealers’ panel of judges. Judges will choose the individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK independent car retailing. The panel will reward high levels of professionalism, innovation and community spirit. This will be assessed between January and December 2021.

If you have a suggestion for an entry into this category, please email john.kirwan@emap.com

Social Media Campaign of the Year

Our panel of judges will be looking for Independent Dealers who have successfully improved their online presence by reaching audiences engaged with social media platforms.

UK Independent Dealer Customer Care Award

Open to independent used car dealers this award recognises efforts to promote customer care which have contributed to a business’ profits and success.

UK Independent Dealer of the Year (General Sales)

Judges will look for evidence of excellent showroom presentation standards for general sales.

UK Independent Dealer of the Year (Premium Cars)

Judges will look for evidence of excellent showroom presentation standards for premium cars.

Website of the Year

Judges will look for excellent functionality, ease of use and regularly refreshed content.

Used EV Retailer of the Year

Judges will look for evidence of excellent presentation standards for used EVs

Used EV of the Year Award

The Motor Trader Used Car of the Year: Premium Award, acknowledges the vehicle that has excelled in terms of its desirability and premium among the dealers selling it and the customers who bought it. The winner is selected by a panel of used car industry professionals.

For a car to be considered for this award, it must have been available to buy from the used car trade from January 2021 to December 2021.

• The used EV car must be desirable to both dealers and customers

• To be considered it must have been on sale throughout the period of January 2021 to December 2021

• Entry is made by judges’ nomination

If you have a suggestion for an entry into this category, please email john.kirwan@emap.com.