Greater than 1,200 Hendy Group colleagues gathered in Bournemouth this month for its annual awards – 165 years for the reason that firm was based.
Comic Russell Kane acted as host for the occasion on the Bournemouth Worldwide Centre with Hendy Group chief government Paul Hendy paying tribute to the exemplary performances from people and groups, and pledging a bumper 12 months forward.
“2023 was the largest 12 months for the corporate when it comes to income and development and this 12 months we’re a turnover of greater than £1.2 billion,” Paul advised visitors.
There have been awards offered to colleagues working throughout the enterprise which represents greater than 20 automotive manufacturers throughout the south coast throughout greater than 70 dealerships.
The important thing Corridor of Fame award was this 12 months offered to 2 colleagues in recognition of the great contribution they’ve each performed within the enterprise.
Group ICT supervisor Steve Nicholas and director of estates and IT John Hendy had been each inducted into the Hendy Group Corridor of Fame.
Steve joined Hendy in 1983 at IT supervisor and Paul stated he had performed a pivotal position within the improvement of the IT group.
John joined the household enterprise in 1994 and Paul stated that he had been instrumental in serving to the enterprise develop and performs a key position in all property improvement work.
John Hendy was additionally concerned within the Workforce of the 12 months Award with the Property & Estates Workforce honoured for his or her work within the discipline of acquisition, new websites, and main undertaking work throughout 2023.
Tunbridge Wells Langton Highway was named Website of the 12 months with colleagues praised for his or her excellent efficiency throughout all manufacturers and their buyer care.
Particular person winners included Ollie Clayton, the corporate’s first gross sales apprentice who picked up the Apprentice of the 12 months award and Gross sales Colleague of the 12 months was Sanjay Sivarajah who works at Poole MG. Gross sales supervisor of the 12 months was Martin Witt-Smith, additionally on the group’s MG website in Poole.
There have been three awards for colleagues working on the group’s Villeneuve Manner website in Eastleigh with Chris McLuckie named Technician of the 12 months, Graham Biggerstaff Aftersales Colleague of the 12 months, and Steve Davie Aftersales Supervisor of the 12 months.
The awards additionally recognise these in assist roles with Lucy Beardsley named Assist Perform Colleague of the 12 months and Oliver Halstead Assist Perform Supervisor of the 12 months.
The ultimate award was for the Hendy Hero 2023 which was awarded to Andy Yates for his working endeavours which included participating within the 90km Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Andy accomplished this for the second time in 2023, elevating very important funds for Hendy Basis.