Has your sales team got what it takes to be winners?


County Antrim-based Dennison Commercials took home the Sales Team of the Year Award at the 2018 Commercial Motor Awards, joining HRVS Group and Thomas Hardie used trucks as winners in this much sought after category.

Our panel of independent judges said that Dennison Commercials showed a level of customer care stood out in their entry, taking a tailored approach to suit each individual customer.

Dennison Commercials sales director Rob Ireland said that winning in this category was testament to the hard work, professionalism and dedication shown by each member of the team: “Dennison’s and Volvo have consistently over the last six years had a market share over 30%. We can only achieve that with the help of our loyal customer base and also our award-winning parts and service depots that cover Northern Ireland.”

If you think your sales team has got what it takes to join this elite list of the very best commercial vehicle sales teams in the country then don’t delay, go to Commercialmotorawards.com to enter now – where you’ll find all the award criteria, plus our easy to use online entry process. All award entries are 1,000 words and you can support your entry with photography and customer testimonials. There are 15 categories to enter, so there is something for everyone.


This year’s awards take place on 28 November at the Vox in Birmingham.


Sam Whittaker takes on national sales director role within Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Sam Whittaker

Sam Whittaker has been appointed as national sales director for Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK.
Whittaker, who joined Mercedes as a trainee in 1992 and moved over to trucks in 1997,most recently held the post of customer and parts director. His new role sees him take on responsibility for vehicle sales, marketing, key account management and aftersales. He will also oversee Mercedes and FUSO sales and truck remarketing activities.
Speaking about his appointment, Whittaker said: “It has been my goal to have an extensive network of trusted relationships with customers, suppliers, our dealers and colleagues. I’m passionate about delivering on our ‘Trucks You Can Trust’ brand promise, and look forward to getting struck into my new role.”
Whittaker will take charge of the German manufacturer’s Truck Connectivity business, which Mercedes says will anticipate developments within customer trucks and provide recommended courses of action in real time, helping to reduce downtime for operators. 
Alongside this, Whittaker will be responsible for the truck training and product demonstration operations, and the new experience centre at Wentworth Park near Barnsley.
Commenting on the move, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK MD Mike Belk, said: “With his extensive UK market experience in both sales and operations, Sam is ideally placed to drive the Mercedes-Benz Truck sales business to further success.”