New auditors have been appointed for the AM Awards. BDO has taken over from MSX International which fulfilled the role for five years.
BDO partner and head of motor retail Malcolm Thixton said: "We are delighted to be appointed as auditor of the AM Awards. As one of the leading advisers in the sector, we have been working with motor retailers for more than 20 years and are pleased to bring this experience to support AM in its recognition of the stars of the UK motor industry.
"We are looking forward to meeting the dealer groups and seeing at firsthand the best practices that put them at the forefront of the industry."
The 2014 AM Awards will be launched in July.
The awards ceremony will be held in February. A number of the categories are audited and will require on-site visits by BDO which will be looking into the managerial and financial performance of the business, as well as the culture. Its reports will form an integral part of judging.