Vertu Motors




Debbie Dankowycz, general manager at Bristol Street Motors Bradford Nissan and Renault Fleet Centre, has received a national award for her performance.

Debbie was named ‘Tom Fairgrieve Company Person of the Year’ at Vertu Motors plc’s CEO Awards. The awards recognise the company’s top-performing colleagues from each area of the business, who have delivered exceptional performances and produced outstanding results.

She has delivered three straight years of extraordinary performance. Her citation stated that ‘Debbie is almost ambassadorial in her approach – one quality that she possesses is humility – she never criticises, condemns or complains and supports her team and the wider business very well. This is an all-round exceptional that has been well-earned over many years.’

In 1990, Debbie took part in the Miss Telegraph & Argus competition and was awarded the crown, becoming an ambassador for the area and spending time promoting all that is good about Bradford and the wider district.

Vertu Motors chief executive, Robert Forrester, hosted the awards at the 18th century mansion, Oulton Hall in Leeds, as the motor retailer rewarded the efforts of its colleagues.

Robert reviews each individual nomination before personally selecting the top performers in each area of the business and deciding who wins one of the nine different category awards.

Robert Forrester said: “Debbie does everything and more that the company expects. There are never any customer issues and we have great colleague stability under her management. She has an unquestioning loyalty to the company and its values and its goals and is a very worthy winner of this accolade.”

Debbie said: “Throughout my career with Vertu Motors, I have tried to utilise the training and support which has been available to me. I am passionate about my role, and really want to see colleagues thrive and customers experience the very best service.

“To be recognised for my contributions to the company is fantastic and very humbling. A manager is only as good as their team and I’m very grateful for their support and hard work.

“The support and commitment I get from my area team has also been a contributing factor to me winning the award. Vertu Motors is switched on to the market and can make quick decisions.”



CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to editors:

Vertu Motors plc (which trades under the Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors, Vertu Toyota, Vertu Honda, Vertu Volkswagen, Vertu Mercedes-Benz, Farnell Jaguar Land Rover brands) was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses. The group was founded as a new entrant into the UK motor retail sector and is listed on the AIM market (UK:VTU).

In 2017, the Group became the first major UK motor retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase a used vehicle entirely online with the launch of Bristol Street Motors Buy Online, this was followed by Macklin Motors Buy Online. The platform enables customers to buy a used vehicle in as little as five minutes if they have the funds in place, arrange financial packages if they don’t, and have the vehicle delivered to any UK mainland home address.

Since flotation in December 2006, the Group has established itself as a major player in the United Kingdom automotive retail sector. The Group currently operates 130 franchised sales outlets and 3 non-franchised sales operations, representing 24 manufacturers, from 109 locations across the UK.

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Debbie Dankowycz with Robert Forrester
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