Hamilton firm Harley’s Australasian Dealer of the Year
Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand has announced Road and Sport Motorcycles as Dealer of the Year 2017. The Hamilton-based dealership, owned and operated by Barry and Shelley Sproule, was awarded the prestigious award at the Harley-Davidson national dealer meeting held in Canberra in December.
Road and Sport Motorcycles was established in 1978 in Hamilton and has been a Harley-Davidson dealer for the last 28 years.
Waikato’s only, and New Zealand’s oldest, Harley-Davidson dealership has won a number of awards over the years. This win was even sweeter for the dealership as the change in the awards since 2015 has all 52 Australian and New Zealand dealerships vying for the one title.
Dealer principal Barry Sproule said: “This is a big win and we are very thankful for our loyal customers. As a family owned and operated HarleyDavidson dealership, the focus is on yesteryears customer service values, where customers to the dealership are made to feel appreciated and respected.
“The Road and Sport team is dedicated to providing a great experience to all our customers. We aim to go beyond expectations that come with owning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and the lifestyle that it is known for.”
Alongside the dealer of the year, the runner ups were Gold Coast HarleyDavidson, Geelong Harley-Davidson and Horsham Harley-Davidson.
The Dealer of the Year awards officially acknowledges excellence across all areas of dealership operations in the Road to Excellence Programme. Dealers are assessed against a strict business criteria, including customer satisfaction and commitment to training.
Harley-Davidson Australia team visiting the Hamilton Dealership: Derek Stringfellow, market operations manager H-D ANZ, Hannah Manssen, operations support, Shelley Sproule, dealer principal, Nigel Keough, managing director H-D ANZ, Adam Wright, director marketing H-D ANZ, Peter Sproule, motorcycle sales, and Barry Sproule, dealer principal.