All the winners from the Commercial Motor Awards 2019 revealed

George Barrow
November 29, 2019

More than 400 people packed out the Vox Centre in Birmingham for the fourth annual Commercial Motor Awards – celebrating the best in new and used vehicle sales and aftersales.

Waldron Commercials were the big winners on the night, picking up an impressive and well-deserved three awards. Aftersales and Maintenance Provider, Technician Team of the Year and the Customer Service Award all went to the family run business based in Tafarnaubach near Newport.

Other winners on the night were The Fleet Auction Group in the Auction House of the Year category, RS Recovery for the Breakdown and Recovery Operator of the Year and Dawsonsgroup for Rental, Leasing and Conract Hire Provider of the Year.

Also recognised were apprentice Matthew Brinded from Go Plant Fleet Services, bodybuilder L Townend, Close Brothers Asset Finance, Rygor Commercials, Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, r2C Online and Simon Griffin from Watts of Lydney.

The big honour, however, fell to Lee Smith of Hanbury Riverside who was given the Service to Industry Award, while Hanbury Riverside was also named the Independent Dealer of the Year.

 

Aftersales and Maintenance Provider of the Year presented by TotalKare

Winner: Waldron Commercials

Highly Commended: Scania (Great Britain)

 

Apprentice of the Year presented by The Fleet Auction Group

Winner: Matthew Brinded, Go Plant Fleet Services

Highly commended: Cameron Smith, Bullet Express

Shortlist: Aidan Coittingham, Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland; Caroline Delaney, Donnelly Group; Will Denton, Hexagon Leasing; Callum Gook-Mackenzie, Norfolk Truck and Van; Ollie Leighfield, City West Commercials; Euan Webber, City West Commercials

 

Auction House of the Year presented by Asset Alliance

Winner: The Fleet Auction Group

Shortlist: Manheim 

 

Bodybuilder of the Year presented by Vision Track

Winner: L Townend Ltd

Highly commended: Bodywork Solutions

Shortlist: Aliweld; Lawrence David; Lothian Vehicle Bodybuilders

 

Breakdown and Recovery Operator of the Year presented by The CV Show

Winner: RS Recovery

Shortlist: G& M J Crouch & Son

 

Customer Service Award presented by Hankook UK

Winner: Waldron Commercials

Shortlist: TotalKare
 

Dealer Principal of the Year presented by Aquarius

Winner: Simon Griffin, Watts of Lydney

Highly Commended: Graeson Clarke, City West Commercials 
 

Finance Provider of the Year presented by Protruck Auctions

Winner: Close Brothers Asset Finance

Shortlist: Asset Alliance Group; PEAC (UK)
 

Franchised Dealer of the Year presented by PM Commercials

Winner: Rygor Commercials

Highly commended: Dennisons Commercials

Shortlist: AN Richards; Thomas Hardie Commercials
 

Independent Dealer of the Year presented by Close Brothers Asset Finance

Winner: Hanbury Riverside

Shortlist: PM Commercials; Vans 365
 

Sales Team of the Year presented by Vic Bunby, Commercial Motor

Winner: Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland

Highly Commended: Thomas Hardie Commercials

Shortlist: Asset Alliance Group; Rygor Commercials

 

Service to Industry presented by Glyn Davies

Winner: Lee Smith, Hanbury Riverside

 

Rental, Leasing and Contract Hire Provider of the Year presented by Will Shiers, Commercial Motor

Winner: Dawsongroup

Shortlist: Asset Alliance Group; County Car and Van Rental; Go Plant Fleet Services; Hexagon Leasing; LeasePlan UK

 

Technician Team of the Year presented by Diesel Technic UK

Winner: Waldron Commercials

Shortlist: Norfolk Truck and Van

 

Workshop Innovation of the Year presented by Hexagon Leasing

Winner: r2c Online

Shortlist: CheckedSafe; Renault Trucks UK; SmartWitness

About the Author

George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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