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Cox Motor Group celebrates Lancaster Honda awards success

Cox Motor Group's Helen Hayton receives the Dealer of the Year award from Phil Crossman (left), David Hodgetts (centre) and Phil Webb

Cox Motor Group celebrated after its Lancaster Honda dealership secured the Japanese brand’s Dealer of the Year award at an annual awards ceremony attended by over 350 people.

Representative from Honda’s 154 full dealership sites travelled to Manchester for this year’s glamorous event, which capped a year in which Honda increased its registrations by 10.65% to 59,106 (2015: 53,417) and celebrated the launch of the 10th generation Civic.

The top accolade of Dealer of the Year went to Cox Motor Group’s Lancaster Honda facility, the award presented to dealer principal Helen Hayton by Phil Webb, head of cars Honda UK, Phil Crossman, former managing director Honda UK, and David Hodgetts, current managing director Honda UK.

Awards were also given for Top Performing Dealer, Best Small Group, Best Large Group, Most Improved Dealer, Most Improved Sales Dealer, Most Improved Aftersales Dealer and Best Corporate Dealer.

Honda UK’s Top Performing Dealers of the Year were: Rowes Honda (Plymouth); Yeomans Honda (Bognor Regis); Derek Warwick Honda (Jersey); Bristol Honda; Ewens Honda (Cornhill); Brown Brothers Honda (Peebles); Boston Honda.

Six additional awards went to the following groups and dealers:Best Small Group – Rowes Group; Best Large Group – Yeomans Group; Most Improved Dealer – Gatwick Honda; Most Improved Sales Dealer – Blade Honda (Chippenham); Most Improved Aftersales Dealer – Brindley Honda (West Bromwich); Best Corporate Dealer – Listers Honda (Coventry).

Phil Webb, head of car for Honda (UK), said: “Our Dealer of the Year Awards are an important date in the Honda calendar as they get our network together to celebrate not only the success of individual dealers but the Honda brand as a whole.

“As well as a chance to toast success, the awards are a huge thank you to all our dealers for their continued hard work and contribution to our performance – here’s to the next year.”

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