The evening was hosted by broadcaster Sir Trevor Macdonald and AM editor Stephen Briers.
The AM awards also introduced one new award for “excellence in customer service”.
The AM Awards are widely respected and fiercely fought between companies of all sizes in all sectors in the industry. The accolades have gone to companies as varied as a single franchised dealership and a car repair business, to a multi-national car manufacturer and a distributor.
The awards honour outstanding companies across the industry, rated by quality, service and innovation against a matrix of areas AM believes best characterise the top businesses.
Simon Howard, Emap Automotive B2B managing director, said: "To see so many worthy winners and record numbers of the automotive industry turn out to celebrate their success with us was fantastic. The AM Awards is now recognised as the automotive industry’s Oscars. Thank you to all of those who entered and congratulations to those who won or were highly commended. Thanks also to all of you who attended this record breaking evening, book early for next year!"
Paul Bennett, sales & marketing director Solmotive Group, said: "A big thank you to the team at AM for hosting such a splendid evening, we look forward to working with you throughout 2007 and attending the event in 2008.
"Solmotive Group are a small organisation and have limited resource by way of budget and time that we can afford to spend on marketing / networking. We believe that the mix of attendees at the annual AM Awards is first class. Throughout the evening, my co-director and I had the opportunity to work the room and touch base with a number of senior individuals who represent various facets of the industry as a whole.
"Many of these individuals we find extraordinarily difficult to connect with via the normal channels and in some cases not at all. For example, MD’s of dealer groups, senior managers from the finance world as well as allied businesses that serve the dealer networks.
"In short, the AM awards delivers for Solmotive Group and is the single most valuable event of the year in our networking calendar and provides excellent value for money."