Home Automotive TrustFord, Sytner, Wessex Garages amongst award winners at NFDA Spring Ball

TrustFord, Sytner, Wessex Garages amongst award winners at NFDA Spring Ball

TrustFord, Sytner, Wessex Garages amongst award winners at NFDA Spring Ball


Awards for a few of the strongest companies in UK motor retail had been a spotlight of the 2023 NFDA Spring Ball final weekend, organised by the Nationwide Franchised Sellers Affiliation.

Greater than 100 supplier and provider senior executives and their companions gathered on the black tie social occasion at The Grove in Hertfordshire, throughout which NFDA chairman David Newman and host Mark Durden-Smith held a small awards ceremony.


Kia UK received trophies for Producer Companion of the Yr and Inexperienced Producer of the Yr, in recognition of each its excellent efficiency within the winter 2022/23 NFDA supplier perspective survey and its achievement of the best common rating of in relation to franchisees’ satisfaction with battery electrical car merchandise. Kia UK chief government Paul Philpott collected the awards.

The winner of the Trade Persona of the Yr award was Sytner chief government Darren Edwards, due to his work driving innovation inside the trade and his work with the NFDA. Edwards was unable to attend, so Sytner HR director Melvin Rogers collected the award on his behalf.

Two Inexperienced Supplier Awards, for NFDA members with lower than 10 websites and greater than 10 websites, had been offered to Wessex Garages managing director Chris Wiseman and TrustFord chief government Stuart Mustoe, in recognition of their work within the Electrical Car Accredited (EVA) scheme.

And the NFDA Chairman’s Award winner, chosen by David Newman, went to Gavin Forbes, group buyer relations supervisor at Arnold Clark, in recognition of going above and past to assist the NFDA this yr.

Ian Plummer, business director of Auto Dealer, collected the Trade Companion of the Yr award for the corporate.

NFDA chief government Sue Robinson stated: “We stay up for internet hosting the NFDA Spring Ball yearly, bringing many trade stakeholders collectively for an evening of celebration. This yr was one other large success, and we hope all attendees loved their night time. We wish to say a thanks to our sponsors this night, in addition to everybody who donated generously to assist BEN, our Automotive Trade Charity.

“Lastly, an enormous congratulations to our award winners, your assist for the NFDA and the automotive trade doesn’t go unnoticed.”

The occasion’s raffle raised greater than £2,000 for motor trade charity Ben.

A second of congratulations was supplied to NFDA’s sister affiliation, the Nationwide Affiliation for Motor Auctions (NAMA), which represents motor auctions websites throughout the UK, for its latest achievement ofbeing awarded the coveted King’s Award for Enterprise.

NFDA additionally thanked the occasion’s headline sponsor Allianz and co-sponsor Motor Trade Authorized Companies (MILS).



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