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Steve Rider

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk) is pleased to announce the winners of its Awards of Excellence 2009 from across its nationwide network of dedicated VW Van Centres.

The annual awards, which are presented at a gala dinner in London on Saturday and hosted by television sports presenter Steve Rider, recognise the achievements of the top-performing Volkswagen Van Centres over the previous year in eight key business categories. There are also accolades for the overall winners from three leagues of comparable-sized Van Centres.

The winners of the eight awards from the following key business categories are:


Customer Service: Winner for the 2nd year running: Martins Van Centre (Basingstoke, Hants). Runners-up: Breeze Van Centre (Poole), Robinsons Van Centre (Norwich).

Aftersales: Joint winners: Listers (Coventry) Van Centre and Gilder Van Centre (Sheffield). Runners-up: Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre (Westbury, Wiltshire), Volkswagen Van Centre (Edinburgh).

Used Vehicles: Winner: Volkswagen Van Centre (Manchester).

Runners-up: Volkswagen Van Centre (Lancashire), Taunton Van Centre (Somerset).

People Development: Winner: Harper and Hebson Van Centre (Cumbria). Runners-up: Cordwallis Van Centre (Heathrow, Middlesex), Gilder Van Centre (Sheffield).

Marketing: Winner: Eurovans (Eastbourne). Runners-up: Cordwallis Van Centre (Heathrow, Middlesex), Gilder Van Centre (Sheffield).
Finance and Insurance: Winner: Citygate Colindale Van Centre (London).

Runners-up: Eurovans (Eastbourne), Vindis Van Centre (Huntingdon, Cambs).

Fleet: Winner: Volkswagen Van Centre (West Yorkshire). Runners-up: Volkswagen Van Centre (Manchester), Heron Van Centre (Newark, Notts).
Lifestyle: Winner: Southern Motor Group, (Tonbridge, Kent). Runners-up: Carrs Van Centre (Exeter), Volkswagen Van Centre (Manchester).

The overall winners of the three leagues of similar-sized Van Centres are:

Caddy league: Winner for the 3rd year running: South Hereford Van Centre. Runners-up: Martins Van Centre (Basingstoke, Hants), Taunton Van Centre (Somerset).

Transporter league: Winner: Volkswagen Van Centre (Lancashire). Runners-up: JCB Sittingbourne Van Centre (Kent), Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre (Westbury).

Crafter league: Winner: Volkswagen Van Centre (Manchester). Runners-up: Gilder Van Centre (Sheffield), Listers (Coventry) Van Centre.

Simon Elliott, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: ‘I am extremely proud of the hard work and customer service provided by our unique, nationwide network of dedicated Van Centres and send my sincere congratulations to all the winners and runners-up in the Awards of Excellence 2009.’

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About:

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a provider of high quality new and used vans. Our award-winning range includes: the iconic VW Transporter, the California, the Crafter, the Caravelle and the VW Caddy.

Vans for sale can be found through our network of UK Van Centres by visiting www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/van-centres

Our network of UK van rental centres offers VW van hire services to cover a range of requirements from moving house, to keeping your business on the move. To find your nearest VW van rental centre, visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk/aftersales/van-rental/

CONTACT DETAILS

For more information, please visit www.volkswagenpressoffice.co.uk or contact John Rawlings, Press and Public Relations Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on 01908 601478, 07872 379544 or john.rawlings@vwcv.co.uk

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