CICELEY Commercials won three of the six prizes that were up for grabs, including the most coveted of all, for Retailer of the Year, at the Mercedes Benz Van Star awards.
A founding member of the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Network, the family-owned company represents the three-pointed star in Lancashire and Cumbria, as well as parts of Greater Manchester and south-west Scotland.
Staged at the Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, South Wales, the Mercedes-Benz Van Stars event was hosted by sports and music radio and television presenter Colin Murray.
Ciceley Commercials also claimed Mercedes-Benz Vans’ top accolade in 2015, the first year in which it was presented. And just as he did four years ago, a delighted Dealer Principal Mike Lewis again stepped up to receive the trophy.
He said: “Given the tough competition from other members of this network, to be recognised for any award is special – but to win three is utterly amazing. red Mike. “Every member of the company team has played a part in our success, and I’m extremely proud that we’ve been recognised by Mercedes-Benz Vans as the best in the business.”
He added: “There were challenges during 2018, of course, but we came through them with flying colours. It was a year in which we over-achieved on sales of both new and used vans, and activated more connected vehicles than any other Mercedes-Benz Vans Retailer. On aftersales, meanwhile, we posted record workshop labour and parts sales, and exceeded all our service contract targets.”
Blackburn-based Van Sales Executive Helen Barker and Senior Marketing Executive Lucy Richardson were presented with the adVANce Award for innovation, while Service Administrator Michael Sercombe and Technical Specialist Steve Faulkner collected the DPD Retailer of the Year prize in recognition of the outstanding service provided to the parcels delivery leader’s local branch by the team at Ciceley, Carlisle.
Also honoured on the night were:
Rygor Commercials – Mercedes-Benz Finance Retailer of the Year.
Karl Hadley, Euro Commercials – Keeping Businesses Moving Award.
Tracey Stewart, Rossetts Commercials – Managing Director’s Award for Customer Dedication.