Mac's Truck counts down to Commercial Motor Awards with four nominations
With the Commercial Motor Awards taking place on 15 November, CM caught up with Selena McDade-Smith, head of rental at Huddersfield-based dealership Mac’s Truck Rental & Leasing, nominated in four categories.
- You’ve been shortlisted for four Commercial Motor Awards. What do you think that says about the business?
I’d say being shortlisted for so many categories demonstrates our commitment. We’ve been running now for over 45 years, and our Rental division has been up and running for 3 - over that time we’ve always been committed to providing the best for our customers, and we see these nominations as recognition of that.
- One of those nominations is for Sales team of the Year. What does that say about the people who work at Mac’s?
Many businesses will say that their people are their most valuable asset, but with us it’s true. In this industry you need in-depth knowledge of the trucks and how they operate to speak with customers confidently, and to be nominated for this award goes to show how technical our sales team are. In fact, our passion for trucks goes well beyond our sales team, there’s rarely a day where someone in the office doesn’t go outside into our yard to take a picture of the latest beauty to leave HQ.
- You’ve been growing your rental business over the past few years, is the nomination for Rental, Leasing and Contract Hire Provider of the Year a vindication of that strategy?
We knew that the market was shifting, which resulted in Mac’s Truck Rental being set up, and to see Selena and the rental team nominated alongside their Sales counterparts is incredible. The service our Rental team offers is outstanding, and seeing that side of the business flourish, even acquiring other rental businesses to grow their market share, is incredible.
- If you win an award at The Vox Centre on the night of 15 November, how will the Mac’s team celebrate?
Champers all around! Well, our table at least! It’ll be a real night for reflection on the brilliant businesses we have built over the years, so if both walk away with an award it’ll be a truly special night.
Find out who has won in the 2018 awards by going to www.commercialmotorawards.com.