Four industry leaders and winners at the 2016 AM Awards were questioned about their plans to build on their success, the impact of winning, future aspirations and maintaining momentum, the factors behind success - and in one case the reasons behind the decision to sell their business.
Having recently opened a new £5 million Ford car dealership on Sunderland's Newcastle Road, Benfield Motor Group has now begun building a £5.7 million Audi 'terminal' style dealership on the same site.
Benfield has had its own in-house website development team since 2011. Headed by Mark King, it consists of a web developer, senior digital marketing executive, and a digital marketing executive and is due to expand this year with another web developer and E-CRM specialist being recruited.
Newcastle-based Benfield Motor Group has secured a £40m funding package led by Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate & Institutional Banking (RBS CIB) and supported by Barclays Bank to support a company-wide three-year capital investment programme.