Vertu Motors

National award for Glasgow motor dealership valeter


Roger Allen, an in-house valeter at Macklin Motors Glasgow Central Nissan, has won a national award for his outstanding work.

He was named Vertu Masters Club Valeter of the Year, after being nominated by the dealership's General Manager, Chris McKenzie.

Roger has been particularly praised for taking command of both the quality of vehicle cleans and the quantity his team takes on.

Chris McKenzie, General Manager of Macklin Motors Glasgow Central Nissan, said: "Roger remains calm under pressure, even when the team has a large intake of vehicles. He always finds a way of cleaning the cars to the highest standard."

"Roger contributes with ideas to make the dealership a better place and is an invaluable member of the team. The quality of work from the valet team, who are led by Roger, is second-to-none and the envy of many other dealerships."

This year Vertu Motors plc, the motor retail group Macklin Motors belongs to, has welcomed 26 new members into its Masters Club, which is a nationwide recognition programme that identifies and celebrates the achievements of high-performing colleagues across its 159 dealerships.

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 the colleagues we have inducted into our Masters Club, including Roger, are an inspiration to their colleagues.

"Roger's award demonstrates how equally important both behind the scenes and front-facing colleagues are when it comes to providing exceptional customer service. His work ethic and desire to contribute to the smooth-running of, and high levels of service at, the dealership are exemplary.

"Well done, Roger. We look forward to celebrating with you and our other award-winning colleagues at a special event later in the year."



CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 159 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 155 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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Roger Allen with dealership colleague Simon Sumner
Roger Allen with dealership colleague Simon Sumner
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