2017 Motor Trader Awards Finalists Announced
London’s sumptuous Grosvenor House Hotel will be the venue for the 2017 Motor Trader Awards. This year’s awards and gala dinner, one of the most prestigious events of the year for UK automotive retailers, will take place on Wednesday 12th July and feature 20 categories – celebrating the achievements of the UK’s most effective and innovative dealerships over the last 12 months.
GForces are honoured to be a provider of digital services for a number of the finalists. Candidates who use our products and services have been nominated for awards in six different categories – a pleasing reflection on our renowned NetDirector® software and array of digital marketing services.
A particular cause for celebration is the nomination of four of our clients (out of a shortlist of seven) in the prestigious “Dealer Website of the Year” category: Jardine Motors Group, Marshall Motor Group, Sturgess Motor Group and Swansway Motor Group. All of these businesses are nationwide dealers and some of our biggest clients; Jardine has a long association with GForces – their new third-generation “user first” site launched in March to great acclaim – while Sturgess is another long-standing client with an unfailing focus on digital innovation.
Our partnerships with Marshall and Swansway are more recent, and we are delighted to have our efforts in creating their new websites recognised by the judges. Swansway, which represents 14 marques at over a dozen locations through the Midlands and North West, has also been shortlisted for a “Digital Initiative of the Year” award, along with Lookers Group, an established GForces partner of many years.
Our largest clients, however, are not the only ones represented amongst the finalists. TMS Kia is a single-franchise client of ours located in Hinckley, Leicestershire; the efficiency and welcoming attitude of their staff has been recognised with nominations in both the “Customer Care” and “Aftersales Excellence” award categories.
We at GForces would like to wish all of our clients well at the awards, and hope all involved have a great evening – win or lose!