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Colin Appleyard is best Suzuki dealer for sixth year

Colin Appleyard Cars has been presented with the Suzuki Dealer of the Year Award for the sixth time, after a year in which it increased its market share of brand vehicles sold in the UK.

Chairman Colin Appleyard and managing director Robin Appleyard received the award at the Suzuki Conference and Awards Dinner in Amsterdam.

The company also received a special award marking the company's 35 years as a Suzuki dealer and for achieving sales of 30,000 Suzuki vehicles.

Plus its Huddersfield and Keighley dealerships picked up sales awards for out-performing their volume sales targets and for achieving outstanding customer service.

Dale Wyatt, Suzuki’s UK sales director, said: “Colin Appleyard Cars was, once again, Suzuki’s top performing dealership this year.

“They were up against some stiff competition from dealers from all over the UK, so it is a great achievement. The win also highlights the professionalism and commitment of Colin Appleyard’s staff.”

Robin Appleyard said: “To win one award is great, but to win four is just fantastic. I am particularly pleased for my father, Colin, who was clearly moved by the reception he received. He has dedicated 35 years of his working life to building the business into Suzuki’s number one dealership in the country.

At Suzuki’s UK Motorcycle Conference, the company’s Keighley multi-franchise motorcycle dealership also receiving a special award in recognition of 40 years as a Suzuki dealer.

Colin Appleyard Cars was Suzuki’s first official car dealership in the UK and now has showrooms in Keighley, Huddersfield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Shipley.

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