NI NETWORK SCOOPS ISUZU HONOURS
ISUZU’S Northern Ireland dealers were honoured in end-of-year celebrations to mark another record year for the Brand in the UK and the Province. UK and Ireland Directors and senior management flew in to Belfast to congratulate the NI Isuzu specialists in person at a special Awards dinner.
“We are delighted to recognise the outstanding hard work and commitment of our NI dealer partners” said Isuzu UK Director Paul Hegarty “Our dealers here have been very successful this year again in driving the Brand further forwards, Isuzu D-max sales in NI run at the strongest rate in the UK.”
“2016 Isuzu Dealer of the Year is deservedly John Barr Cars. John Barr is our most consistently strong sales performer, 2016 has been another fantastic year with the Brand, all credit to John Barr’s team in Crumlin — they really set the standard for others to follow.”
“Another major category for us is Fleet Dealer of the Year,” said Hegarty
“We are delighted to recognise Eakin Bros Claudy’s outstanding contribution in this sector. We have been delighted with the many new corporate customers they have brought into Isuzu. Very well done Peter Eakin and his team.”
Isuzu Ireland’s Technical Manager Noel Hughes presented the Aftersales Dealer of the Year Award to Noel Gormley of Gormley Motors in Dungannon, commenting: “Many competitors measure dealer aftersales performance by the number of complaints received.
“At Isuzu we count letters of praise and the accolades have been flowing again this year for Gormley Motors. This is hard-earned recognition for looking after our mutual customers.”
Michael Turtle of Wilsons of Rathkenny was recognised as “Most Improved Dealer” in 2016 and drew significant praise from Hegarty.
“Michael has rebuilt our business in Ballymena to a point where Wilsons now rank amongst the top performing dealers in the UK on a consistent basis.
“He has established a strong presence in corporate and retail sales, and in 2016 has worked hard at the marts to ensure Wilsons and Isuzu are the farmers’ first choice for a pick-up.”
UK Director Hegarty concluded: “Overall it’s been yet another record year for Isuzu and each of our dealers in NI, I’d like to take this chance to thank all six specialists for their efforts and outstanding contributions, and of course to our many Northern Ireland customers, old and new.”
John Barr receives the overall Dealer of the Year award from Paul Hegarty and Sean Dunne
Michael Turtle from Wilson’s of Rathkenny poicks up the Most Improved dealer award from Paul Hegarty and Sean Dunne