Motor dealership colleagues recognised nationally for outstanding performance
Vertu Motors plc colleagues, who have excelled in their roles and delivered outstanding levels of performance, have been officially acknowledged at an awards ceremony hosted by former England footballer John Barnes.
This year, the leading motor retailer has welcomed 26 new members into its Masters Club, which is a Group-wide recognition programme that identifies and celebrates the achievements of high-performing colleagues in its 160 dealerships across the country.
The winners were selected from nominations made by their colleagues and managers with a focus on professionalism, commitment, respect, passion and integrity as well as performance-based league tables.
Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Vertu Motors plc, said: "Recognition is one of our Group’s core values and those we have inducted into our Masters Club are an inspiration to their colleagues.
"They have demonstrated best practice, exceptional levels of service and noteworthy attention to detail that all contribute to ensuring our customers have an outstanding experience when doing business with us.
"The Masters Club also acknowledges that it is not just customer-facing colleagues, but also those who work behind the scenes, that have an important part to play at Vertu Motors plc.
"Well done to all those honoured, who are ‘in a league of their own’, which is why John Barnes hosting the event was so appropriate!
“The Masters Club celebration evening is a highlight of the year for me; it was fantastic to celebrate our outstanding colleagues, who epitomise our value and have passion and determination – qualities you can’t teach.”
Comedian Jed Stone helped present the awards along with John Barnes, who had a stellar professional football career, playing for England 79 times, scoring 12 goals.
The awards ceremony had a wizardry theme, which included a live owl experience and some magical entertainment.
Also attending the ceremony, held at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton, were Chairman Andy Goss and senior managers from Vertu Motors plc, the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK, which operates dealerships under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names, in addition to some of their key suppliers.
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Notes to Editors
Those welcomed to the Vertu Motors plc Masters Club for 2021-2022 comprised:
Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 160 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.
Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 156 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 120 locations across the UK.
Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.
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