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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Awards Excellence Across The UK


John Rawlings :
Volkswagen Van Centres from across the UK have been honoured in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 2008 Awards of Excellence.

The winners were announced at a gala dinner hosted by TV and radio presenter, Gabby Logan, during a conference in Monte Carlo, recognising outstanding achievements in eight categories: Customer Service, Aftersales, Used Vehicles, People Development, Marketing, Fleet, Lifestyle, and Finance and Insurance. In addition, overall winning Van Centres were selected from comparable sized businesses in three leagues – Caddy, Transporter, Crafter.

The winners of each category were:

Customer Service Martins Van Centre, Basingstoke, Hants

Aftersales Eurovans (Eastbourne), East Sussex

Used Vehicles Colbornes Van Centre, Guildford, Surrey

People Development Southern Motor Group (Croydon), Surrey

Marketing Breeze Van Centre (Poole), Dorset

Fleet Volkswagen Van Centre (Lancashire), Preston

Lifestyle Volkswagen Van Centre (Manchester)

Finance and Insurance Cordwallis Heathrow, Middlesex

The overall winners in the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter leagues were:

Caddy league South Hereford Van Centre, Herefordshire

Transporter league Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre (Westbury), Wiltshire

Crafter league Benfield Van Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Robin Woolcock, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group UK Ltd, commented: ‘The team at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been investing heavily to develop the unique nationwide network of centres to ensure they deliver the exceptional standards and levels of service that customers expect from Volkswagen, so we’re delighted to see so many Van Centres achieving such excellent results.’

The 2008 Awards of Excellence coincided with celebrations of another record year for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, plus the launch of a new model – the Caddy Maxi – which joins the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle van range between the best-selling Caddy and Transporter models.

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