Staff at a Hereford business are celebrating after receiving national recognition for their hard work and customer service.

South Hereford Van Centre was awarded the title of best ‘Sales Performance 2015’ by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at the brand’s recent annual conference, beating 71 other van centres.

Colin Barker, head of business at South Hereford Van Centre said: “This award recognises the very best in the Volkswagen Van Centre network, so we are naturally delighted to be part of this elite group of businesses.

“Having looked after Volkswagen van owners’ needs for the past 43 years we take great pride in delivering consistently good customer services.

“Receiving the national accolade makes me immensely proud of my team, and it certainly is a team effort. This award is testament to their hard work and commitment.”

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles closely monitors all aspects of its van centres, from customer satisfaction and aftersales through to sales and business performance. Scores are collated throughout the year, culminating in the annual result.

South Hereford Garages, which incorporates Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Volkswagen passenger car and Audi dealerships in Herefordshire, was purchased by Vertu Motor in 2015.