York Van Center named Isuzu Dealer of the Year

Isuzu UK has recognized its top performing dealers at its annual Dealer Conference and Awards, with York Van Center named Dealer of the Year.

York Van Center also won the regional award for its region at the event, held in London on March 16. Shipton-by-Beningbrough dealership repeated their 2020 performance by accepting the top award for a combination of overall sales performance, innovative dealer event, parts and accessories sales and outstanding customer satisfaction.

New Dealer of the Year was awarded to Hunt Forest Group. Based in Blashford, on the edge of the New Forest National Park, Hunt Forest Group has been praised for its impressive sales performance for the first full year, as well as for its customer and brand experience and can-do attitude.

Hunt Forest Group also received the Dealer Event of Year award for a launch event it hosted at Thruxton Motor Circuit in Hampshire.

Isuzu UK wanted to use this year’s Annual Dealer Conference and Awards to recognize dealers and individuals who have made a real difference to the region and to the local community.

Sherwoods Isuzu Washington received a special dealer community award in recognition of the support it has provided to local charities.

Four special Hero of Isuzu awards were presented to Tony Huggins, York Van Centre; Gareth Thomas, of the band Hunt Forest; Rob Dean of Threeways Garage; and Howard Hicks, of F.Troop & Son Ltd. All of these winners were nominated by colleagues and team members for their outstanding individual contributions to the brand, dealership or their local community.

A Special Appreciation Award was presented to Carl Cunnah, General Manager of Threeways Garage. Involved in his family business since the 1970s, Cunnah began his automotive career cleaning cars, but with hard work, drive and dedication he worked his way up to his current role at Threeways Garage, which is one of the oldest. Isuzu dealers in the UK.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, William Brown, Managing Director of Isuzu UK, said: “It was fantastic to host our conference and dealer awards this year as a live event, after the have done practically last year.

“After a tough few years for everyone, we wanted to use this year’s awards to not only recognize top-selling dealers, but to identify and honor dealers and individuals who have gone above and beyond over the past year.

“We have some very inspiring and deserving winners and runners-up, all of whom deserved recognition. So much so that it was extremely difficult to decide between them.

Isuzu welcomed 16 new dealer partners in 2021, bringing its total to 105 locations.

2022 Isuzu Dealer Awards Winners:

Dealer of the Year

York Van Center

New Dealer of the Year

Forest hunting group

Isuzu Heroes

Robert Dean – Three Ways

Howard Hicks – F.Troop & Son Ltd

Tony Huggins – York Van Center

Gareth Thomas – Hunt Forest Group

Dealer Community Awards

Sherwoods Motor Group

Dealer Event of the Year

Forest hunting group

Marketing and Social Media Awards

Eakin Brothers

Regional Dealer of the Year 1

York Van Center

Regional Dealer of the Year 2

Rea Valley Tractors

Regional Dealer of the Year 3

Garage David Taylor

Financial Dealer of the Year

Garage David Taylor

Used Pickup Dealer of the Year

Bellinger Isuzu

Accessories and Parts Dealer of the Year

Roger Young

Customer Service Dealer of the Year

Compass Isuzu

Special Appreciation Award

Carl Cunnah – Three Way Garage

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