2014 Annual Awards

2014 Annual Awards

Franchised Sales Operation of the Year

Frank Keane Volkswagen

A Dublin Volkswagen main dealer, Frank Keane Volkswagen based on Long Mile Road Dublin 22, has been named ‘Franchised Sales Operation of the Year’. Judges praised the team at Frank Keane Volkswagen, recognising,“For sustained commitment to excellence through the provision of premium brands by a highly professional sales team.”

Franchised Aftersales Operation of the Year

Holcroft Motors

Peugeot main dealer and workshop, Holcroft Motors in Drogheda Co. Louth, has been named ‘Franchised Aftersales Operation of the Year’. Judges praised Holcroft Motors, recognising, “A consistent commitment to exceeding customer expectations, while achieving the optimum balance of workshop productivity and affordable maintenance.”

Bodyshop of the Year

Frank Byrne Autobody Repairs

Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, based on Galway’s Oranmore Business Park, Galway has been named ‘Bodyshop of the Year’. Judges praised Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, recognising the business for “Continuously refining standards and processes, optimising the customer experience and implementing a sustainable, strategic management plan.”

Independent Retailer of the Year

Naas Gearbox Centre Co. Kildare

Independent vehicle transmission engineering and repair specialist, Naas Gearbox Centre in County Kildare, has been named ‘Independent Operation of the Year’. Judges praised Naas Gearbox Centre, recognising, “Its achievements in the highly-specialised industry of transmission technology, combined with a sustained commitment to innovation and quality service.”

SIMI Outstanding Achievement Award

Rosemary Smith

This accolade has been awarded to Rosemary Smith an individual who has positively impacted on the Irish motor industry and deserves recognition for her resulting achievements.