Awards Finalists & Winners

In 2023, the first ever Northern Ireland Motor Industry Awards, sponsored by Used Cars NI, featured 19 prestigious award categories.

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Dealer Group of the Year

Shelbourne Motors, Portadown & Newry
Highly Commended: TrustFord Group
Winner: Charles Hurst Group

Franchise Dealer of the Year

Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon
Highly Commended: TrustFord Group
WINNER: Charles Hurst Group

Independent Dealer of the Year

Car Sales NI Ltd, Omagh
Top Gear Motors, Castlederg
MJS Cars Ltd, Armagh
JRC Cars Ltd, Cullybackey
Highly Commended: MB Motors, Ballymena
Winner: Roadside Garages, Coleraine

Small Independent Dealer of the Year

Derg Valley Autos, Castlederg
K2 Cars Omagh (NI) Ltd
iGen Autos Ltd, Magherafelt
Fleetwise Ltd, Armagh
Highly Commended: Giraffe Cars, Newtownabbey
WINNER: Hilton Car Sales, Ballymena

Used Vehicle Dealer of the Year

MB Motors, Ballymena
Car Brothers NI, Newtownabbey
Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon
MJS Cars Ltd, Armagh
Highly Commended: Fleetwise Ltd, Armagh
Winner: Charles Hurst Group, Belfast

EV Dealer of the Year

WINNER: Monaghan Brothers, Enniskillen

Leasing Company of the Year

Highly Commended: fleet4u, Portadown & Newry
WINNER: Fleet Financial Ltd, Newtownabbey

Best Customer Service

Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon
iGen Autos Ltd, Magherafelt
MJS Cars Ltd, Armagh
Charles Hurst Group, Belfast
Highly Commended: John Mulholland Motors, Antrim
WINNER: Roadside Garages, Coleraine

 

Best Marketing Campaign

Shelbourne Motors, Portadown & Newry
Highly Commended: TrustFord Group
WINNER: Charles Hurst Group, Belfast

Best Community Campaign

TrustFord Group
Autobits Motorstore Limited, Armagh
Fusco Vehicle Sales, Bangor
Charles Hurst Group, Belfast
Highly Commended: Shelbourne Motors, Portadown & Newry
WINNER: John Mulholland Motors, Antrim

Best Employer Excellence

MB Motors, Ballymena
Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon
Monaghan Brothers, Enniskillen
MJS Cars, Armagh
Highly Commended: TrustFord Group
Winner: Charles Hurst Group, Belfast

Dealer Principal / General Manager

Highly Commended: Michael Salt – Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon
WINNER: Luke McCready – Charles Hurst Group, Belfast

Sales Manager of the Year

Philip Lyons – Pat Kirk Ltd, Omagh
Neill Thompson – JRC Cars Ltd, Cullybackey
Highly Commended: Colin Hutton – Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon
WINNER: Paul Herriot – Charles Hurst, Belfast

After Sales Manager of the Year

Jonny Cubitt – JRC Cars Ltd, Cullybackey
Highly Commended: Adrian Johnston – Charles Hurst Group, Belfast
WINNER: Darren Meehan – Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon

Sales Team of the Year

MB Motors, Ballymena
JRC Cars NI, Cullybackey
Highly Commended: Car Brothers NI, Newtownabbey
WINNER: Roadside Garages, Coleraine

Inspirational Woman of the Year

Michelle Carville – Pat Kirk, Ltd
Maebh Reynolds – Goplugable, Belfast
Deborah Wilson-Maxwell – Kerrs Tyres Group
Tylor Cartin – Automotive Blondie
Alice McCaughern – JRC Cars Ltd, Cullybackey
Highly Commended: Shona Mulholland – John Mulholland Motors
Highly Commended: Rachel Murray – PBR Automotive / Paint by Rach
WINNER: Caroline Willis – Shelbourne Motors

After Sales Team of the Year

Highly Commended: JRC Cars Ltd, Cullybackey
WINNER: Charles Hurst Group, Belfast

Automotive Technician of the Year

Highly Commended: Cathal Cowan – The Car Nerd Ltd, Keady
Highly Commended: Philip Steele – JRC Cars Ltd, Cullybackey
WINNER: Michael Fenton – Charles Hurst Group, Belfast

Rising Star

Highly Commended: Cathal Cowan – The Card Nerd Ltd, Keady
WINNER: Shane Devlin – Saltmarine Cars, Dungannon