Cheshire Based Motor Group Wins National Industry Award
17th July 2017
Family-owned and run, Swansway Motor Group, has just scooped the Motor Trader Award for Dealer Group of the Year 2017.
Previously the group has been named as the AM Dealer Group of the Year twice and is also Volkswagen UK’s Retailer Group of the Year for the third consecutive year.
Peter Smyth, Swansway Motor Group director commented, “This was unexpected and I’m bursting with pride for everyone across the group! I particularly want to mention the staff who joined us when we acquired Thompson Motor Company, they’ve embraced the Swansway culture of caring, honest and proud and for that we thank them”.
One of the judges, Motor Trader’s, Curtis Hutchinson, commented, “Cheshire-based Swansway Garages was named Dealer Group of the Year for 2016, for its investment in all areas of the business and excellent all-round performance in new and used cars and aftersales.
“The group expanded heavily in the premium sector with the acquisition in December 2016 of the family-run Thompson Motor Company, which operates three Audi sites in the north west of England”.
“As a result of the purchase Swansway, founded in 2003, now has over 1,100 employees and a turnover in excess of £700m in 2016 up from £448m in 2015”.
“The Motor Trader Awards judging panel was unanimous in its decision to award the Dealer Group of the Year award to Swansway for its ongoing expansion and business development, investment in its people and also in their facilities,” added Curtis.
It was a good night for Swansway all round as the group also picked up the Motor Trader Award for Franchised Dealership of the Year 2017.