Commercial Motor Awards 2017 shortlist revealed

George Barrow
September 4, 2017

The shortlist for the Commercial Motor Awards 2017 sees north-west Volvo dealership Thomas Hardie Commercials pick-up four nominations, Midlands MAN dealership HRVS are nominated three times, as are South Wales commercial vehicle repair and maintenance specialists Waldron Commercials.

Meanwhile PM Commercials, Close Brothers Asset Finance and Thomas Hardie will be looking to repeat their 2016 success (all 2016 winners are pictured above) in Finance Provider of the Year, Independent Dealer of the Year and Sales Team of the Year categories respectively.

Some 30 different businesses feature on the shortlist – published today – for the only awards in the industry that recognise and reward the best in new and used vehicle sales and aftersales. Commercial Motor magazine, and Commercialmotor.com were indundated with entries, so making the shortlist is a considerable achievement.

The shortlist and winners were selected by an independent judging panel, comprising of commercial vehicle operators and well-respected industry figures with long and prestigious careers at vehicle manufacturers.

The 12 awards will be handed out at The Vox in Birmingham on the night of 14 November, and are sponsored by Protruck Auctions, PM Commercials, Diesel Technic and Close Brother Asset Finance.

 

The Commercial Motor Awards 2017 – shortlist in full

 

Workshop Innovation of the Year

Checkedsafe

City Hydraulic Hose

r2c Online

The Road Haulage Association

Truckfile, Magic Internet Technologies

2016 CMA winner: CheckedSafe

 

Auction House of the Year

Commercial Vehicle Auctions

The Fleet Auction Group

2016 CMA winner: Protruck Auctions

 

Franchised Dealer of the Year sponsored by PM Commercials

Dennison Commercials

HRVS Group

RH Commercial Vehicles

Thomas Hardie Commercials

2016 CMA winner: Road Trucks (Scania, Northern Ireland)           

 

Bodybuilder of the Year

Bevan Group

Cartwright

J C Payne (UK)

Lawrence David

Leyland Trucks

Thompsons

Wilcox Commercial Vehicles

New category for 2017!

 

Apprentice of the Year

Cartwright

Spillard Safety Systems

Thomas Hardie Commercials

Waldron Commercials

2016 CMA winner: Tom Christie, Northside Truck & Van (pictured below)

Rental, Leasing and Contract Hire Provider of the Year

Asset Alliance Group

Fraikin

Hireco

Seven Asset Management

TOM Vehicle Rental

New category for 2017!

 

Aftersales, Workshop and Maintenance Provider of the Year sponsored by Diesel Technic

HRVS Group

Waldron Commercials

2016 CMA winner: Sparks Commercial Services                  

 

Independent Dealer of the Year sponsored by Close Brother Asset Finance

David Spear Commercial Vehicles

PM Commercials

Rothdean

2016 CMA winner: PM Commercials

 

Technician Team of the Year

David Spear Commercial Vehicles

Thomas Hardie Commercials

Waldron Commercials

2016 CMA winner: Imperial Commercials

 

Sales Team of the Year

Dennison Commercials

HRVS Group

Rygor

Thomas Hardie Commercials

2016 CMA winner: Thomas Hardie Used Trucks

 

Finance Provider of the Year sponsored by Protruck Auctions

Asset Alliance Group

Close Brothers Asset Finance

2016 CMA winner: Close Brothers Asset Finance

 

Service to Industry Award

Winner to be announced on the night.  

The Commercial Motor Awards 2017 take place at The Vox in Birmingham on 14 November, and are sponsored by Protruck Auctions, PM Commercials, Diesel Technic and Close Brothers Asset Finance.

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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