In the splendid surroundings of Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, leading truck manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK celebrated its best year ever in 2018 with its annual dealer awards ceremony held in front of a packed audience representing its dealer network.
The highlight of the evening was the main award for overall Isuzu Truck UK ‘Dealer of the Year 2018’ and this was won for the second year running by Warrington Vehicle Centre, whose Managing Director Richard Cook stepped up to receive the prestigious Japanese ceremonial sword award from Isuzu’s MD, Pete Murphy.
Runner-up for this award was Thompson Commercials, and in third place was T Harvey & Sons of Redruth in Cornwall.
T Harvey & Sons scooped another award during the evening ceremony when the company’s Managing Director, Paul Harvey, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his devoted service to the Isuzu brand. Paul also received a Japanese ceremonial sword from Isuzu’s Pete Murphy.
In the third main award of the evening, Ferndown Commercials won the ‘Paul Saunders Customer Care’ trophy for an unprecedented third successive year, with Managing Director Ian Flay receiving the award from Syan Hancock, ITUK’s General Manager of Care.
“2018 was a tremendous year for Isuzu Truck here in the UK and it was fitting to celebrate the achievements of the UK dealer network at our annual awards evening. Isuzu Truck has grown its nationwide dealer coverage substantially over the years and we believe that we now have the most experienced and customer focused dealers across the country to look after the sales, service and parts requirements of our ever-growing customer base. Congratulations go to all the winners on the evening who have each worked so hard to achieve this recognition from their peers,” said Pete Murphy, Managing Director, Isuzu Truck UK.