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AM Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

AM can reveal the finalists selected for this year's AM Awards 2014.

Our panel of judges, chaired by former SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan, spent the end of last week considering all the entries, including audits by BDO, to whittle them down to a final shortlist.

The winner of each category will be revealed only on the night of the 2014 AM Awards on February 20 at Birmingham's International Convention Centre.

BBC presenter Sophie Raworth will be the host at this year's AM Awards and Marcus Brigstocke will be providing the entertainment after the ceremony.

Pictures from the 2013 awards can be viewed in the gallery below and the AM Awards shortlist ezine special is also available to view - with extra video content and information.

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AM Awards 2014 shortlist

Innovation Awards

Best Training Programme

Hyundai Motor (UK)
Kia People
Mercedes-Benz Retail Group
Peter Vardy Academy

Best Dealer Website Sponsored By:  Auto Trader

HR Owen
Jardine Motor Group
Tates Motor Group
TMS Motor Group

Best Social Media Campaign Sponsored By:  Marketing Delivery

Harwoods Audi
Mercedes-Benz Retail Group
Perrys Motor Sales
Romford Mazda
Simpsons Skoda

Best Manufacturer Digital Initiative Sponsored By:  autotorq

Kia Motors UK - customer reviews (Reevoo)
Kia Motors UK - dealer PPC programme
Mazda Motors UK
Seat UK

Excellence in Business

Excellence in Customer Service Sponsored By:  EMaC

Bristol Street Motors (Hyundai)
Macrae & Dick
Romford Mazda

Most Improved Company of the Year Sponsored By:  Jewelultra Diamondbrite

Livery Dole
Mercedes-Benz Whitefield
Tunbridge Wells Hyundai

Sales Team of the Year (New or Used Cars) Sponsored By:  Barclays Partner Finance

HR Owen (Ferrari)
Mercedes-Benz Manchester
Peter Vardy (BMW Used Car Sales Team)
Swansway Peugeot Chester

Excellence in Aftersales Sponsored By:  Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Bowker BMW Blackburn
Devonshire Motors
Pebley Beach
Rybrook Warwick

Business Manager of the Year Sponsored By:  Moneybarn

Cameron Baillie (Phoenix Honda)
Craig Denholm (Phoenix Honda Glasgow)
James McVicker (Corkills Volkswagen)
Laura Williams (Sinclair Volkswagen Newport)

Manufacturer Awards

Used Car of the Year Sponsored By:  Car Care Plan

BMW 3 Series
Kia Sportage
Nissan Qashqai
Volkswagen Golf

New Car of the Year Sponsored By:  Supagard

Audi A3 Sportback
Citroen C4 Picasso
Ford EcoSport
Jaguar F-Type Convertible
Volkswagen Golf

Franchise of the Year Sponsored By:  RAC Cars

Audi UK
Citroen UK
Land Rover UK
Volkswagen UK

Retailer Awards

Tyre Retailer of the Year  Sponsored By:  Continental Tyre Group

Cambridge Garage
Listers Group
Western Volkswagen

Best Used Car Performance Sponsored By:  Experian

Arnold Clark Automobiles
Marshall Grantham
Peter Vardy

Best Fleet Dealership

Holdcroft Group Fleet
Minstergate Hull
Norton Way Corporate Sales
Slough Audi

Best Dealership Sponsored By:  The Warranty Group

Barnetts Volkswagen
Bentley Surrey
Bolton Kia
Leicester Audi
Peter Vardy Perth
Williams Automobiles

Best Retail Group (up to & including 10 sites) Sponsored By:

Arbury Motor Group
Beadles Group
Bowker Group
Peter Vardy

Best Retail Group (more than 10 sites) Sponsored By:  MAPFRE ABRAXAS

Arnold Clark Automobiles
Ford Retail
Swansway Group

Headline Awards

Dealer Principal/General Manager of the Year

Amarjit Shokar (Romford Mazda)
Jacqui Kaye (Corkills Volkswagen)
Paul McCreadie (Mercedes-Benz Retail Group)
Peter Jiggins (Mercedes-Benz Retail Group)

Digital Initiative of the Year Sponsored By:  Auto Trader

Shortlist is made up of the winners from each digital category

Manufacturer of the Year Sponsored By:  Allianz Global Assistance

Audi UK
Land Rover UK
Nissan Motor (GB)
Vauxhall Motors UK

Retailer of the Year Sponsored By:  Black Horse

Shortlist is made up of the winners from each retail category

Business Leader of the Year Sponsored By:  Premia Solutions

Chosen by AM editor Jeremy Bennett

AM Hall of Fame

Chosen by AM editor Jeremy Bennett

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  • robertww - 27/01/2014 15:10

    Anybody heard that Paul daly and Dave Kendrick two ex partners of Ase plc are leaving? i am concerned as they are supposed to be my accountants and a lot of people have left recently. Is it true??

    • Mike Jones - 27/01/2014 18:57

      @robertww - It is true that Paul and Dave will be leaving us this year and we are in the process of communicating with all clients to ensure a smooth handover. Whilst we are sorry they are leaving it has given us the opportunity to promote some quality staff from within as well as bringing in some highly qualified people from the motor trade to further strengthen our team. Please contact me directly if you have any concerns however rest assured that we will continue to provide the high quality of motor trade advice we pride ourselves on.