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M M Auto Services Ltd named Servicesure’s ‘Autocentre of the Year’ at eagerly anticipated evening ceremony

Servicesure has named M M Auto Services Ltd in Dundee as its ‘Autocentre of the Year’ during an exclusive awards evening which took place at Coombe Abbey on Thursday 11 April.

Launched last year, the competition was created to shine a light on best practice and performance from within the Servicesure Autocentre network.

Around 80 guests – comprising of garage winners, sponsors and managers from The Parts Alliance – were in attendance, dining on a three-course meal as the winners were announced.

As the attendees dined, new President and COO Neil Croxson spoke on the development of The Parts Alliance, before handing over to Paul Dineen, Head of Garage Programmes, to present the awards.

Speaking at the event, Paul said: “Tonight’s winners are a real credit to the Servicesure network, and it’s a pleasure to be able to pay tribute to your professionalism and hard work.

“The network continues to expand rapidly: in October 2018, Manor Motor Company became the 500th member, and numbers have since risen to 540 garages.

“It’s an exciting time for the business, and it’s reassuring to know that we have garages in our network setting such a high standard.”

Each shortlisted garage was recognised for their excellence during the ceremony: Burntwood Auto Centre received the ‘Best Newcomer’ award and Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre took home The Motor Ombudsman’s ‘Customer Service’ trophy, while Lowgate Garage, Chester Auto Services, Gordon’s Garage and A1 Motorist Centre were the winners in their respective regions.

After earlier awarding garage owner Murdo MacIntosh with the ‘Winner for Scotland’ prize, the judges also named M M Auto Services Ltd as the ‘National Winner’ for 2019.

Taking to the stage, a delighted Murdo thanked his hard working staff and loyal customers, as well as paying tribute to Duncan Davidson and Dingbro for their continued support.

The awards were sponsored by a number of Servicesure partners including Bollington Insurance, The Motor Ombudsman, Autotech Recruit, Auto Service Finance, Garage Services Online, Slicker Recycling and Our Virtual Academy.

To find out more about becoming a member of the fast-growing Servicesure network, please visit http://www.servicesureautocentres.com/become-a-servicesure-garage/.

Parts Alliance CEO shortlisted for entrepreneur award

We’re delighted to announce that Peter Sephton, Chief Executive Officer of Parts Alliance Group has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.  The awards are in their 30th year globally, with this being the 18th in the UK, and run through over 60 countries and 145 cities worldwide, honouring those leading a successful, growing and dynamic business.

Peter is one of 34 leaders from businesses across the Midlands who’ll compete in the regional final, taking place on Tuesday June 14th at Birmingham Council House. If successful he’ll join winners from Scotland, the North of England, London and the South, contesting for the overall UK title in London in October.

Peter joined Parts Alliance in 2013, under his leadership the business has grown by 300% over the past three years. He’s helped shape us into a UK market leader in the supply of car parts for all makes of cars.

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is widely acknowledged as a premier benchmark of business success. We’re extremely proud of Peter and wish him the best of luck.