Top award for motor group

Staff at one of the UK’s leading Volkswagen retailer groups, with showrooms in Oxford, Reading, Newbury and Wantage, are celebrating after receiving a major industry award.

The Ridgeway Group scooped the prestigious ‘Dealer Group of the Year’ title at the Motor Trader Industry Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.

The accolade, chosen by judges’ nomination, recognises the dealer group that has demonstrated the most successful sales and profitability strategies over the past year.

John O’Hanlon, Chief Executive of the Ridgeway Group, said: “This award is one of the most coveted in our industry and it was an honour to have the hard work and dedication of our team so publicly acknowledged.

“At Ridgeway we are totally committed to our customers, aiming in sales, service, parts and fleet to provide an unrivalled level of care and attention. We believe this, and the best offers on the finest quality cars and commercial vehicles, is what truly makes us the dealer group of the year, every year.”

The Motor Trader Awards, now in their 22nd year, reward the highest industry achievers across 21 categories.

The Ridgeway Group enjoyed an outstanding year in 2011, helping it become a top 20 dealer group and a Sunday Times Top Track 250 company on the strength of increased turnover.

The group operates popular Volkswagen car showrooms – at Langford Lane, Kidlington; Iffley Road, Oxford; Grove Road, Wantage; Rose Kiln Lane, Reading; and Newbury Motor Park – and successful commercial vehicle centres in Reading and Wantage.

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