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AM Awards 2006

Are you a winner in business? AM is looking for the best dealers, carmakers, repairers, bodyshops and factors to enter the AM Awards 2006.

The awards honour the outstanding companies rated by quality, service and innovation against a matrix of criteria that characterize the top businesses.

We are looking for measurable improvements over the past 12 months. Tell us what you have done, how you went about making changes and how you are monitoring improvements. Carter & Carter will again carry out assessments through a combination of mystery shopping and interviews.

Four new categories are introduced this year. New car of the year will be won by the model we believe offers best customer value, performance and opportunity for retailer profits in its sector, while used car of the year will assess residuals, carmaker programmes and remarketing strategies.

Internet retailer will focus on the company making best use of online marketing and sales, while innovation in property will be won by the dealer making best use of their site, be it gin palace, multi-franchised or small rural outlet.

How to enter

Entry forms are available from Helen Bateman on: 01733 468259 or email:

Visit for more information.

Deadline for entries November 4, 2005 AM Awards Dinner February 22, 2006 at ICC, Birmingham.

#AM_ART_SPLIT# The categories

Headline awards

AM Hall of fame
Winners 2005 Ron Sewell, Fred Maguire

Personality of the year
Winner 2005 Peter Johnson Retailer of the year
Winner 2005 Listers of Coventry

Carmaker of the year
Winner 2005 Lexus GB


Large retail group
Winner 2005 Listers of Coventry

Small retail group
Winner 2005 Hodgson Automotive

Volume dealership

Winner 2005 Derek Sims Toyota

Small/niche dealership
Winner 2005 Marshall Jaguar Used car retailer
Winner 2005 Available Car


New car of the year
New category

Used car of the year
New category


Winner 2005 Blue Bell

Authorized/ Independent repairer
Winner 2005 Richmond Motor Group

Motor factor/distributor
Winner 2005 Brooklyn Direct


E-commerce: product or service
Winner 2005 Foray Motor Group

Winner 2005 Kia Motors UK

Winner 2005 Nationwide Autocentres

Winner 2005 Derek Sims

Internet retailer
New category

Innovation in property
New category

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