Our family-run business has been recognised by the industry through nominations from dealers throughout the country for the special award.
Owner Mark Holland, general manager Tony Entwistle, and business and marketing manager Peter Lefley represented the company at the sparkling awards ceremony which was held at The Brewery, London. The ceremony saw more than 400 people from all sectors of the motor industry attend.
Hosting the event and presenting the awards, which are in their third year, was TV personality and wheeler dealer presenter Mike Brewer, who also formed part of the judging panel for the Dealer of the Year Award.
Speaking at the awards, Mike Brewer said: “This year has been the most popular yet – we’ve had more nominations than ever before, so picking up a winners’ award or highly commended placing really is something to be incredibly proud of.”
The Dealers’ Dealer of The Year award did not have a shortlist, and instead was decided through nominations from the industry. These were then closely assessed by a panel of judges and checks completed on the claims made within them.
The award win was confirmed after a process which involved mystery shops, telephone shops, calls, and email enquiries to John Holland Sales Ltd.
Paul Hibbert, key accounts director of award sponsors Evolution Funding, said: “John Holland Sales picks up this prestigious accolade for their professionalism when it comes to trading with other used car dealers.
“Nominators said their vehicles were always well presented, their adverts detailed, and pictures truly excellent.”
Mark Holland, whose father John started John Holland Sales Ltd in the 1970s, said: “We are extremely proud and delighted to have won such a prestigious national accolade.
“This is even more special as there is nothing like recognition from your peers in any industry.
“We are proud of our reputation for supplying the highest quality sports and prestige vehicles for sale worldwide, and being acknowledged as the nation’s Dealer of the Year is a great way to top off what has been a wonderful year of business for the company.
“I’d like to thank everyone from the industry who nominated us but also each of our dedicated staff members for their continued hard work and commitment to John Holland Sales.”
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