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2009 AM Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the 2009 AM Awards has been revealed.

The AM Awards is about finding the best companies and highlighting their achievements.

It’s about pitting your company against your peers; giving your staff a boost by proving they are the best in the business; and raising the reputation of your company with your customers.

Tables and tickets are now selling fast - to book your place please contact Luke Clements on 01733 468325 or via email

The full shortlist:

Innovation Awards
Best Marketing Programme
Sponsored by: Experian
G&M Motors
Group Lotus
Nationwide Autocentres
Norton Way Motors

Best Training Programme
Sponsored by: RTS Consultants
Castrol Professional
Colin Appleyard Cars
Honda UK – Institute
Land Rover Brand Academy
MAPFRE Abraxas

Best Dealer Website
Sponsored by:
Car Shop Megastore
Eden Vauxhall
Lifestyle Europe
Nationwide Autocentres
Sytner Group
Vertu Motors

Best Environmental Policy
Sponsored by: Grant Thornton Automotive Services
Gilder Group
Gladwins Body Repair Centre
Foray Motor Group
Excellence in Business

Employer of the Year
Sponsored by: Motor Trade Selection
Gilder Group
Motability Operations
Norton Way Motors
Solus Norwich Union

Best Start-up Business
Envy Motors
My Garage
Smart Insurance Services

Most Improved Company of the Year
Sponsored by: GardX Protection
Alistair Fleming Citroën
Now Motor Retailing

Best Community Initiative
Sponsored by: Total UK
Ford Retail
Simon Bailes Peugeot
Sytner Group

Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by: Specialist Automotive Finance
Dingles Motor Group
Gilder Group
Simon Bailes Peugeot
Solus Norwich Union
The Academy Group

Manufacturer Awards
New Car of the Year
Sponsored by: Jewelultra Ltd
Citroën C5
Ford Fiesta
Honda Jazz
Seat Ibiza
Vauxhall Insignia

Used Car of the Year
Sponsored by: Car Care Plan
Ford Focus
Honda CR-V
Skoda Octavia
Audi A4
Kia Cee’d
Toyota Aygo

Aftermarket Awards
Bodyshop of the Year
Sponsored by: Britannia Accident Assist
Alton Cars
Castle Coachworks
Marshall Cambridge
Marshall Peterborough
Solus Norwich Union
The Academy Group

Repairer of the Year
Crown Honda
Nationwide Autocentres
The Academy Group

Retailer Awards
Best Retail Group (more than 10 sites)
Sponsored by: Mobil 1
Arnold Clark Automobiles
Cambria Automobiles Holdings
Vertu Motors

Best Retail Group (up to 10 sites)
Sponsored by: Auto Trader
Colin Appleyard Cars
Drive Motor Retail
Gilder Group
Lifestyle Europe

Best Dealership
Sponsored by: QBE Insurance Europe Ltd
Marshall Cambridge Jaguar
Colin Appleyard Cars
Crown Honda
G&M Motors
Lexus Edgware Road
Wokingham Motors

Best Used Car Retailer
Sponsored by: HPI
A&J Cars
Crown Honda
Wokingham Motors

Headline Awards
Carmaker of the Year
Sponsored by: Mondial Assistance
Audi UK
Kia Motors (UK)
Mini UK
Suzuki GB

Other headline awards (no shortlist, judges’ decision)

Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by: ADP Dealer Services

Personality of the Year
Sponsored by: Northridge Finance

Hall of Fame
Sponsored by: MAPFRE Abraxas

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