MINI UK entered the New Yr by judging Cotswold Hereford as its 2024 Retailer of the Yr.
Winners had been chosen throughout a spread of classes together with gross sales, advertising and marketing, monetary providers, and used vehicles on the awards ceremony awards in Manchester, hosted by comic Katherine Ryan.
This 12 months’s general ‘Retailer of the Yr’ award was offered to Cotswold Hereford, which was additionally shortlisted throughout 4 classes and went on to win separate awards for monetary providers and ‘MINI App’.
New for 2024, the ‘MINI Large Love’ award moreover acknowledges these delivering important and impactful initiatives, which may embody charitable fundraising, volunteering, or efforts to scale back environmental impression.
This 12 months Vertu Yeovil took residence the award for retail gross sales, Cotswold Cheltenham had been profitable in used vehicles and Grassicks achieved the highest rating in buyer help.
The inaugural ‘MINI Large Love’ award was collectively offered to Dick Lovett & Partridge, who made unimaginable contributions to their respective communities and demonstrated important efforts to scale back its environmental footprint in 2023.
Dick Lovett dedicated £500,000 to photo voltaic panel installations throughout the group, with panels predicted to save lots of over 78 tonnes of CO2 emissions yearly.
Moreover, foodbank assortment factors had been arrange throughout their 4 MINI Centres to assist help susceptible members of the neighborhood.
Equally, Partridge performed a number of inspiring Large Love initiatives whereas fundraising for his or her chosen charity – Ronald McDonald Home. Together with a household enjoyable day and tea and cake morning, the crew set themselves the problem of just about biking 1,500 miles (the gap to Munich and again), elevating nearly £4,000.
Going one step additional, Partridge planted 1.5 bushes for each automobile they delivered in 2023 – a complete of 5,700 bushes.
Talking on the awards, Federico Izzo, director, MINI UK and Eire, mentioned: “2023 was an thrilling 12 months for the MINI model with the announcement of the primary two members of the brand new MINI household: the all-new Cooper Electrical and new MINI Countryman.
“Whereas wanting ahead to welcoming these fashions to their showrooms, our unimaginable retailers remained passionate and devoted, and due to their efforts over 47,000 new MINIs had been delivered to UK clients in 2023 – up 4% 12 months on 12 months – persevering with the UK’s place as the most important MINI market. Congratulations to all our winners, and particularly to Cotswold Hereford – our 2024 Retailer of the Yr.”
On receiving the Retailer of the Yr Award, Peter Redfern, head of enterprise, at Cotswold Hereford, commented, “I’m delighted for the Cotswold Hereford MINI crew, who demonstrated focus, vitality and consistency all through 2023. To be nominated for one award is immense, not to mention selecting up awards for MINI Monetary Providers, MINI App, after which general MINI Retailer of the Yr.
“I understand how onerous Luke and his crew have labored to attain this wonderful recognition, so I’m completely thrilled for them, in addition to extremely proud. They deal with each buyer like household which reveals of their NPS scores for brand spanking new vehicles, used vehicles and repair, while delivering the very best ranges of professionalism always.”