Our Stapleford site has won the Most Improved Dealership category at the 2016 Automotive Management (AM) Awards and we were presented with this important prize at a glittering event at Birmingham's International Convention Centre.

The AM judges praised the efforts made by the team at our Stapleford dealership. They said: “Demoralised staff and out-dated facilities were hurting the bottom line at this dealership while it awaited relocation.

"However an employee engagement initiative and changes, driven from the bottom up, have highlighted that the people are the success of a business and that even without the most modern facilities a dealership can be successful.”

The very special evening was hosted by well-known BBC presenter Katie Derham and the black-tie event also featured comedy from popular stand-up Alun Cochrane. Both dealers and manufacturers were represented at the awards and Sandicliffe beat off tough competition to win the Most Improved Dealership prize.

Reg Tutt, Managing Director at Sandicliffe, said: "The AM Awards are the pinnacle of the UK motor industry and so to win one of these awards is a superb achievement for Sandicliffe. Our name is now added to a prestigious list of winners and it rewards the hard work of all of our Stapleford team.

"For over 20 years the AM Awards have recognised excellence within the UK motor industry and this award reinforces our position as one of the leading car retailers not only in the East Midlands but in the UK as a whole."

Automotive Management has been the definitive business magazine for the automotive industry in the UK for over two decades. The AM awards - the UK motor equivalent of the Oscars - are designed to ensure that excellence is acknowledged and rewarded.

Mr Tutt from Sandicliffe added: "In winning the 2016 award for Most Improved Dealership we have been given the seal of approval by the UK's motor industry. It is a terrific reward for our Stapleford team who deserve this formal acknowledgement of their success."