ŠKODA UK announces fleet retailer award winners

ŠKODA UK fleet retailer award winners

29/02/2016
ŠKODA UK has announced the winners of its annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) awards.

Milton Keynes, 29 February 2016 - The awards recognise the achievements of the very best of ŠKODA‘s 128 UK retailers across eight different categories. Bickerton ŠKODA (Sheffield) and Rainworth ŠKODA (Mansfield) emerged victorious under the fleet category, in recognition of their outstanding performance in 2015.

Staff at each UK retailer were presented with their awards by Henry Williams, Head of Fleet for ŠKODA UK.

Henry Williams commented: “Both businesses have demonstrated outstanding results and really capture the essence of what has made ŠKODA such a success in the UK fleet market. I’d like to congratulate our whole retailer network on their hard work and effort in 2015 and look forward to a record-breaking 2016.”

Simon Beckett, Director of Bickerton and Rainworth ŠKODA, added: “Thanks to ŠKODA for this tremendous accolade. We have worked tirelessly to build on the strong reputation that we have locally, so it’s great to be rewarded for our efforts. Our team is dedicated to catering for all of the different requirements of business customers, and for this reason we have seen massive growth during recent years with ŠKODA fleet sales. I’d like to take the chance to thank the whole team here for their hard work.”

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