Westerly Exeter and Cotswold Cheltenham have been topped BMW and Mini Retailer of the 12 months at an annual awards occasion hosted by comic Alan Carr and radio presenter Edith Bowman.
A complete of 21 awards recognised the efforts to of outlets throughout the premium German and compact automotive model’s retail networks, with a variety of classes masking areas equivalent to gross sales, advertising and marketing and sustainability.
Westerly Exeter gained the BMW Gross sales award earlier than happening to take house the general BMW Retailer of the 12 months title for 2022 at Wednesday night’s (January 18) occasion on the ACC Liverpool.
Head of enterprise at Westerly BMW Exeter, Simon Emery, mentioned: “My complete BMW gross sales group set out their final group aim of reaching the BMW Gross sales Retailer of the 12 months award following final yr’s digital occasion. I understand how a lot effort and time was put into 2022 by all the group and I couldn’t be happier for them.”
Additionally among the many BMW awards had been Lloyd Carlisle took house BMW’s award for Aftersales, Rybrook Wolverhampton for BMW Monetary Providers and Bowker Group for Sustainability.
Reflecting upon the achievements of outlets over the previous 12 months at Wednesday night time’s occasion, BMW UK chief govt Chris Brownridge mentioned: “Final yr our retail community delivered best-in-class customer support while efficiently launching a variety of progressive new fashions.
“I am extremely pleased with all our retailers as their agility and fervour for our manufacturers implies that BMW begins 2023 because the fastest-growing model for pure electrical autos within the UK and each fourth Mini hatch registered is a Mini Electrical.
“Tonight, we are saying thanks to every group for his or her arduous work and dedication and we’re delighted to rejoice their achievements with them.”
Among the many new mannequin launches of 2023, BMW launched its iX1 crossover, i4 saloon and i7 limousine to a rising portfolio of zero emissions autos.
On this week’s showcase OEM occasion, Cotswold Cheltenham secured the showcase Retailer of the 12 months 2022 accolade within the Mini awards after rising as high performers within the Used Vehicles class.
On receiving the awards, group manging director Paul Neale mentioned: “It’s nice recognition for the entire group, who’ve passionately delivered the easiest service for our clients, while persistently performing on the very highest degree. To be awarded Mini Retailer of the 12 months for 2022 is extremely particular for all of the group.”
Among the many different winners, Soper gained the very first Mini App award, with Prentice Portadown taking house the win for Buyer Service and Stephen James Woolwich for Greatest Enchancment.
Federico Izzo, the director of Mini UK, mentioned: “Whereas coping with turbulent occasions, our unbelievable retail community handed over 45,000 autos to clients in 2022.
“I am extraordinarily pleased with our retailer groups; their resilience all through the final 12 months has created a strong basis as we start a really thrilling yr for the Mini model. Congratulations to all our winners this night.”
Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) information confirmed that BMW registrations declined by 6.8% to 108,624 through the 12-month interval, as Mini’s volumes remained flat at 45,756.
BMW is planning to comply with the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis in ditching conventional franchised agreements in favour of an company mannequin.
Final month BMW Group gross sales and advertising and marketing director Pieter Nota revealed that the OEM had set the wheels in movement for a 2024 change for the Mini model, with BMW set to comply with in 2026.
The total listing of BMW and Mini retailer awards winners is detailed under: