Vertu Motors

National award for Ilkeston motor dealership technician


Thomas Brookes, who works at Bristol Street Motors Ilkeston Nissan, has won a national award for his outstanding work.

Thomas was named Vertu Masters Club Service Technician of the Year after being nominated by Steven Gray, Divisional Aftersales Director.

Steven Gray, Divisional Aftersales Director at Vertu Motors plc, said: "Thomas was selected as the winner due to his commitment to delivering exceptional levels of vehicle health check completions. The number of hours that Thomas completes stands out across the Group and are delivered without compromising on the quality of his work, month in and month out.

"Thomas will meet his 100 percent target, or exceed it, every month. Additionally, his management team consistently commend him for his tools being organised like a Formula One pitstop. Thomas ensures he isn't moving round wasting time looking for things; he has everything ready and to hand."

This year Vertu Motors plc, the motor retail group the Bristol Street Motors brand 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 160 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 Thomas, are an inspiration to their colleagues.

"Thomas is a very worthy winner, having demonstrated an amazing degree of organisation and attention to detail. His passion and commitment are also attributes that have made him stand out within the business.

"Well done, Thomas! We look forward to celebrating with you and our other award-winning colleagues at a special event very soon."



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 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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Thomas Brookes, Service Technician
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