Meridien Modena has been awarded Ferrari’s highest accolade, as Dealer of the Year 2018.
The family-owned dealership, based in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, was recognised for its “outstanding performance” across all areas of the business, including sales, aftersales, marketing, events and, most importantly, customer service and satisfaction.
Dealer of the Year is the highest accolade an official Ferrari dealership can receive from the factory in Maranello.
“All of our customers are the driving force behind this achievement, and we would like to thank them for their continued support.
“We are privileged to have the support of a long standing family of staff members and must also thank them for this incredible honour. Thank you to everyone. Being recognised as Ferrari’s Dealer of the Year 2018 means so much to a family owned business like ours,” said Glenn Butt, director of Meridien Modena.
Ferrari SpA presented the dealership with an original Scuderia Ferrari F1 car, which was driven by seven-times World Champion, Michael Schumacher, during the 2002 season.
The F1-2002 is now on display at the Meridien Modena showroom.
Meridien Modena has also previously won awards from Ferrari for Showroom of the Year in 2014, and Aftersales Dealer of the Year in 2017 – for which the dealership received display engines from the Ferrari FF and the Portofino, respectively.
It is the only Ferrari dealer worldwide to have ever received all three awards.
The 14,000 sq-ft, two-floor service centre provides an additional servicing facility enabling the Meridien Modena team to complete restorations, technical refurbishments and routine scheduled servicing on Ferrari vehicles.
The centre has the capability to accommodate a total of 80 vehicles onsite, including a storage area to house 35 cars on the first floor.