Vertu Motors

NATIONAL AWARD FOR HARROGATE CAR VALETER

20/07/2021

A valeter working at Vertu Volkswagen Harrogate has been recognised for his honesty after returning a very expensive camera found during the preparation of a car to its owner.

Ashar Awan received the Vertu Masters Integrity Award – awarded to the colleague who consistently demonstrates outstanding levels of integrity in their role.

He was nominated following a letter sent to chief executive Robert Forrester by a customer. The citation stated that ‘While preparing a used car which had been part exchanged into the dealership Ashar Awan found a very expensive SLR Cannon camera under the passenger side front seat. Ashar immediately gave the camera to the used car sales manager, who in turn contacted the previous owner of the car. He was overjoyed that not only had we found his camera which he had thought lost since July 2019, but at the integrity of the dealership and in particular Ashar.’

Robert Forrester, chief executive of Vertu Motors plc, said: “The Masters Awards are an opportunity for us to thank colleagues who go the extra mile.

“Our values state that we are trustworthy and honest in all that we say and do and take responsibility for our own actions. Ashar embodies this and I was very proud to receive the customer’s letter. He is a worthy winner.”

Vertu Motors has inducted 15 new members into its Masters Club, which recognises colleagues from the Group’s 154 dealerships who have excelled in their role and delivered outstanding levels of performance.


The winners were chosen from nominations made by their colleagues and included awards that reflect the company’s values of commitment, integrity, passion, respect, and professionalism.

left to right, Richard Hawley (New car Sales manager), Craig Patterson (Divisional Aftersales Director), Ashar Awan (Valater), Elizabeth Scrutton (Workshop Controller), Sophie Bodsworth (Sales Executive) and Samuel Henley (sales Executive)

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Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 154 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors 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 150 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 116 locations across the UK.

Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.

Vertu Motors Group websites – www.investors.vertumotors.com /www.vertucareers.com

Vertu brand websites – www.vertumotors.com / www.bristolstreet.co.uk /www.macklinmotors.co.uk

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left to right, Richard Hawley (New car Sales manager), Craig Patterson (Divisional Aftersales Director), Ashar Awan (Valater), Elizabeth Scrutton (Workshop Controller), Sophie Bodsworth (Sales Executive) and Samuel Henley (sales Executive)
left to right, Richard Hawley (New car Sales manager), Craig Patterson (Divisional Aftersales Director), Ashar Awan (Valater), Elizabeth Scrutton (Workshop Controller), Sophie Bodsworth (Sales Executive) and Samuel Henley (sales Executive)
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