Our second national car dealer of the year award! While putting complete focus and energy into making our business run well all year we were also expanding. At the same time we were excelling in our customer service scores. Our staff levels had risen over the previous year from 3 staff members to 14. We had purchased a site for our long term future, things were starting to take shape including our salesman turned business owner Mark. He took the reigns on the award application and put a new winning dimension to the piece. A proud award for us and one which Mark & Irene should be proud considering all the hard work they put in.
Running a business is difficult and being your own boss might sound great but it can be a lonely position when things are not going your way. I use actionCOACH to give me direction, bounce ideas off and give me someone to answer to. It has worked well and the business has excelled since I started with them. I got this award for having the best retail performance over 2015, considering the list of quality companies & business owners they deal with this award was quite an achievement to receive.
in the picture is my Coach Jeannette Naughton of Business Coaching Ireland
This is probably my favourite award to pick up. It was for use of video in social media, our cartoon video "Our Story so far" to this day still gets great compliments and well it should, it was very well put together. We received this Sockie award in the Bord Gais theater from Rick O Shea at a glamorous event ceremony. What makes it special was the host of businesses we were nominated against , Cadburys, Nurofen & Done Deal to name a few. Winning SIMI awards acknowledges our strides forward in the motor industry, but this shows we're doing other things right too.
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In 2012 we were runners up in this category but we wanted to go one better for 2013 and we succeeded. Our name was called out in the Huge Burlington Hotel function room as the Independent car dealer of the year for 2013. The Judges praised & recognized us for "Our entrepreneurial instinct, stubborn optimism and diversity of skills, from customer service to financial management." Despite many obstacles we continue to drive the motor Industry forward.