The UK motor trade industry is slowly climbing back on its feet following a number of challenging situations over the last 18 months, and Car Dealer Magazine will once again be awarding a number of outstanding companies from the motor industry with a trophy in their 2020 Car Dealer Power awards.
Unicom Insurance will be looking to recapture their 2019 title of ‘motor trade insurance provider’ for the second year running, after winning the award for the second time (2017) last year at the landmark Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, thanks to be voted number one provider by both customers and businesses.
Vote for us again this year by clicking here
Car Dealer Power awards are now over a decade old, starting way back in 2010. Hundreds take part in an all-embracing survey which lets the UK motor trade dealers speak freely about manufacturers and suppliers they work with and use on a regular basis.
The survey is carried out anonymously and voters do not hold back, their feedback is also passed on to the companies that they carry out their business with.
Last year James Baggott, chief executive of Baize Group, parent company of Car Dealer Magazine publisher Blackball Media, opened proceedings by saying: ‘I can hardly believe this is the 10th Car Dealer Power, but the fact that this magnificent event has gone from strength to strength speaks volumes.
‘It also never ceases to amaze me how innovative these companies are, with their ideas for products and services helping the automotive sector to evolve and thrive. Long may this continue – and congratulations to everyone!’
Full coverage of the event including winners, quotes and photographs usually appear in Car Dealer Magazine following the ceremony, it will be interesting to see how this year’s event is managed considering the UK government Covid restrictions.
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Some of the categories that you can vote for in the 2020 awards include:
Cleaning Product of the Year – which many car valets will be interested in.
Dealer Management System of the Year – Won by Click Dealer last year, no doubt many motor trade dealers will be watching this one closely.
Warranty Provider of the Year – Last year’s winner was the WMS Group, highly commended were Autoguard Warranties and AutoProtect.
Auction House of the Year – Always an interesting category for used car dealers, the 2019 winners were Manheim.
Trade Insurance Provider of the Year – Unicom Insurance were previous winners, now looking for back to back victories this year.
Online Advertiser for New Cars – What Car? picked up the 2019 award for this category, seeing Auto Trader and Carwow both highly commended.
Online Advertiser for Used Cars – This award was won by eBay, also highly commended were Auto Trader.
Finance Provider of the Year – for Prime and Sub-Prime categories.
Motor Factor of the Year – This award was won last year by Motor Parts Direct, Dingbro and Euro Car Parts were also both highly commended.
Car of the Year – Awarded to the Suzuki Jimny in 2019.
Manufacturer of the Year – Last year saw the award go to Mazda.
If you would like to vote and provide your feedback to support the 2020 Car Dealer Power Awards, you can do so by clicking on the following website link and answering a few simple questions: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RN5VVM9