AM award winning dealer group Peter Vardy is hiring customers as business advisors for its six Scottish dealerships.
The group has created dealership governors’ advisory panels to advise its management board on how they can improve customer service and retention.
Group chief executive officer Peter Vardy said: “It’s important for the motor trade to better connect with customers, build greater trust and make them more confident we will support them long after we have sold them their vehicle.
“The best way to achieve this is by involving them, tapping into their views and using their feedback to bridge the gap between the service they want and what they ultimately get.
“While we have always encouraged customer feedback since the launch of the business in 2006, we wanted to better structure this process and ensure we have a regular channel to involve them directly in the business and use their insight to further improve the service we offer.”
The panels will include customers from Peter Vardy’s dealerships in Edinburgh (BMW and Mini), Motherwell (Vauxhall and Chevrolet), Kirkcaldy (Vauxhall) and Perth (Vauxhall).
They will attend bi-annual meetings at the dealerships to report on customer service standards. They will also act as a research group for Peter Vardy on changes to customer service.
In return panel members will receive benefits, including discounted vehicle servicing.
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