Vertu Motors




Vertu Motors plc celebrated the achievements of inspirational colleagues throughout the UK at the company’s annual awards event.

The CEO Awards recognise the company’s top-performing colleagues from every area of the business, who have delivered exceptional performances and produced outstanding results.

Vertu Motors chief executive, Robert Forrester, hosted the awards ceremony at Oulton Hall in Leeds.

The company’s board and management teams nominate a shortlist of managers each year who have impressed at the Group’s dealerships, and in central services at its headquarters in Team Valley, Gateshead.

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: “The CEO awards are one of the highlights of the year for me. They recognise colleagues who epitomise our values and have passion and determination, qualities you can’t teach.

“Reading the nominations made me realise the depth of talent within the Group, and the number of outstanding people we employ. With 6000 colleagues in the Group now the competition was very fierce.

“Congratulations to all the winners!”

The winners were; The Tom Fairgrieve Company Person of the Year – Debbie Dankowycz of Bradford Nissan and Renault Fleet Centre, Accountant of the Year – Lisa Taylor of Glasgow Nissan South, Sales Manager of the Year – Johnny Best of Ford Worcester, Service Manager of the Year – Scott Hampton of Farnell Jaguar Land Rover Leeds, Business Manager of the Year – Jindy Sansoa of Honda Doncaster, Parts Manager – Marc Orton of Exeter Hyundai/Renault/Van Centre, Bodyshop Manager of the Year – Alan Clarke of Volkswagen Nottingham South, Workshop Controller of the Year – Louise Hylands of Glasgow Nissan South, Central Services Person of the Year – Bruce Clark, Group IT Manager



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.

Find us on Twitter:

Vertu Motors / @vertumotors

Bristol Street Motors / @BristolStMotors

Macklin Motors / @MacklinMotors

Vertu Honda / @Vertuhonda

Vertu Toyota / @VertuToyota

Vertu Volkswagen / @VertuVolkswagen

Vertu Specialist Cars / @VertuSpecialist

Vertu Mercedes-Benz / @VertuMercedes

Farnell Jaguar / @FarnellJaguar

Farnell Land Rover / @FarnellLRover

Hereford Audi / @HerefordAudi

Find us on Facebook:

Bristol Street Motors / @bristolstreetmotors

Macklin Motors / @macklinmotors

Vertu Honda / @VertuHondaLtd

Vertu Toyota / @vertutoyota

Vertu Volkswagen / @VertuVolkswagen

Vertu Specialist Cars / @VertuSpecialistCars

Vertu Mercedes-Benz / @VertuMercedesBenz

Farnell Jaguar / @FarnellJaguar

Farnell Land Rover / @FarnellLandRover

Hereford Audi / @HerefordAudi

back to Vertu Motors


CEO Award winners with Robert Forrester
CEO Award winners with Robert Forrester
Download Large Image