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4 March 2008, Volkswagen Van Centres from across the UK have been honoured in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 2008 Awards of Excellence.

The winners were announced at a gala dinner hosted by TV and radio presenter, Gabby Logan, during a conference in Monte Carlo, recognising outstanding achievements in eight categories: Customer Service, Aftersales, Used Vehicles, People Development, Marketing, Fleet, Lifestyle, and Finance and Insurance. In addition, overall winning Van Centres were selected from comparable sized businesses in three leagues – Caddy, Transporter, Crafter.

The winners of each category were:

Customer Service: Martins Van Centre, Basingstoke, Hants
Aftersales: Eurovans (Eastbourne), East Sussex
Used Vehicles: Colbornes Van Centre, Guildford, Surrey
People Development: Southern Motor Group (Croydon), Surrey
Marketing: Breeze Van Centre (Poole), Dorset
Fleet: Volkswagen Van Centre (Lancashire), Preston
Lifestyle: Volkswagen Van Centre (Manchester)
Finance and Insurance:Cordwallis Heathrow, Middlesex

The overall winners in the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter leagues were:

Caddy league: South Hereford Van Centre, Herefordshire
Transporter league: Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre (Westbury), Wiltshire
Crafter league: Benfield Van Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Robin Woolcock, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group UK Ltd, commented: ‘The team at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been investing heavily to develop the unique nationwide network of centres to ensure they deliver the exceptional standards and levels of service that customers expect from Volkswagen, so we’re delighted to see so many Van Centres achieving such excellent results.’

The 2008 Awards of Excellence coincided with celebrations of another record year for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, plus the launch of a new model – the Caddy Maxi – which joins the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle van range between the best-selling Caddy and Transporter models.


Notes to editors: An electronic image of (from left) Gabby Logan, John Spreadbury (Brand Manager at Benfield Van Centre) and Robin Woolcock is available from to accompany this release. For images of the other winners or more information, please contact John Rawlings, Press and Public Relations Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on 01908 601478, 07872 379544 or email

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:

The Volkswagen Transporter van is an icon and over 10 million have been produced. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range now includes the Caddy, Transporter and Crafter van ranges, plus the Caravelle MPV and California campervan, all available from its dedicated, nationwide network of Van Centres in the UK.

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