SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards

In Partnership With Bank Of Ireland Finance

SIMI Annual Dinner & Irish Motor Industry Awards

The SIMI Annual Dinner and SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards are conducted in partnership with Bank Of Ireland Finance.

The Society’s Annual Dinner incorporating the SIMI/Bank of Ireland Irish Motor Industry Awards will be held on Thursday, 21st February at the Clayton Hotel - Burlington Road, Dublin 4. (7.00pm for 7.45pm). 

SIMI President, Gerard O’Farrell and the National Executive Council look forward to the support of our members on this important occasion in the Society’s calendar. It is essential that you make your booking for the event as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment. 

In order to assist with the allocation of tables, please let me know, as soon as possible, how many tickets you will require. The names of the persons for whom the tickets are requested should be printed on the attached form. Even at this stage if you have not yet finalised your guest list, can you please indicate number of tickets that may be required. 

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening and host of the Awards Ceremony will be Oliver Callan, one of Ireland’s most sought after comedians and voice over artists. Oliver Callan is an award-winning comedy satirist who has an excellent record at entertaining his audience. 

Application for tickets should reach the Society no later than 19th February. Ticket cost - €144 each (€117.07 + VAT @ 23%) 
To facilitate members and especially those outside Dublin attending the Dinner, arrangements have been made with the Clayton Hotel – Burlington Road for a special overnight rate of €155 single B/B or €165 Double/Twin B/B. Those wishing to avail of this facility should make their booking immediately and direct with Reservations at the Clayton Hotel - Burlington Road - 01-6185600 or e-mail: reservations.burlingtonroad@claytonhotels.com

About the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards

The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards are conducted in partnership with Bank Of Ireland Finance.

The 9th Annual Awards, which celebrate best practice in the Irish Motor Industry, are set to once again acknowledge the hard work and successful achievements of SIMI Members. Celebrating everything that is good about the automotive trade, the Awards are open to the widest 
possible cross-section of the Irish Motor Industry, and I’m positive they will generate the healthy 

 The ninth annual Awards, which celebrate best practice in the Irish Motor Industry, are set to once again acknowledge the hard work and successful achievements of SIMI Members.  Celebrating everything that is good about the automotive trade, the Awards are open to the widest 
possible cross-section of the Irish Motor Industry, and I’m positive they will generate the healthy interest and buzz of previous years. 

The Clayton Hotel – Burlington Road, Dublin, will once again host the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in conjunction with the SIMI Annual Dinner on Thursday, February 21, 2019, a panel of experienced Motor Industry experts will judge entrants based on their application of best practice and outstanding performance.

All businesses from across the Industry are invited to enter, and I recommend you take the opportunity to help your business stand out from the crowd. The Awards aim to celebrate the Industry leaders from across the Irish automotive sector, and to recognise the amazing successes achieved by these businesses over the last 12 months. 

On behalf of the SIMI and Bank of Ireland Finance, we wish the best of luck to all those who enter, and we look forward to seeing you at this  prestigious event in the Society’s calendar.

Award Categories

  • Franchised Sales Operation of the Year
  • Franchised Aftersales Operation of the Year 
  • Commercial Vehicle Operation of the Year 
  • Independent Sales Operation of the Year
  • Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year 
  • Bodyshop of the Year 
  • Vehicle Recovery Operator of the Year 
  • Motor Factor of the Year

Why you should enter?

• Help your business stand out from the competition 
• Help recruit the best talent by demonstrating your industry-leading status 
• Use the official SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards logo in print and online 
• Editorial coverage in Irish Motor Management 
• Generate positive press coverage: there’s nothing regional media like more than a local 
success story, so use the press to spread the word that local customers have an industry 
leading business on their doorstep – it may even help you win customers!

2019 Awards Timeline & Application

Your Awards submission should contain a brief history of your business, how it has improved over the years and why you feel you should win. 
Please note: The closing date for entries was January 14, 2019 and applications are now closed
If you have any questions, please contact: Jane O’Sullivan, SIMI – Email: josullivan@simi.ie Tel: 01 676 1690