STANDOUT DEALERS AND INDIVIDUALS RECOGNISED AT THE CITROËN UK EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2020

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Tue, 18/02/2020 - 10:30

Citroën UK hosted its annual Dealer Excellence Awards event in Hinckley on Thursday 13 February under the theme of #LOVECITROËN.

  • A host of awards presented at the event, spanning new retail and business sales, marketing, aftersales and finance.
  • Newly appointed Citroën UK Managing Director, Eurig Druce, lead the event on Thursday, his first since starting the role in late January 2020.
  • Fundraising on the night was for mental health charity CALM, with £770 raised towards the overall Groupe PSA donation.


Citroën UK has once again celebrated the successes of both its dealers and key individuals for their contributions in 2019. The annual Excellence Awards ceremony provided the first formal engagement for Eurig Druce, Citroën UK’s newly appointed Managing Director to address and recognise the achievements of the network.

Speaking at the event on Thursday 13 February, Eurig Druce, supported by a host of Citroën and Groupe PSA Executives – presented 31 awards for achievements across a number of areas including; sales, aftersales, customer experience and marketing. The biggest award of the night, ‘Citroën Dealer of the Year’ was presented to Elim Citroën of Anglesey, whilst Sportif Citroën Aylesbury walked away with three awards recognising their efforts in sales, marketing and customer experience.

Eurig Druce, Managing Director at Citroën UK, commented; “The Citroën Excellence awards gives us a fantastic opportunity to celebrate success with our Dealer partners. Behind every business are individuals working hard daily and delivering outstanding results. Together we form Team Citroën.”

The full list of winners across all 31 categories can be found below;

  • Best Sales Team North – Robins and Day Manchester
  • Best Sales Team South – Sportif Citroën Aylesbury
  • Best Retail Sales Team North – Park’s East Kilbride
  • Best Retail Sales Team South – Robins and Day Romford
  • New Car Retail Sales Person of the Year North – Daniel Cheng
  • New Car Retail Sales Person of the Year South – Dami Ojo
  • Business Centre of the Year – Perrys Barnsley
  • Sales Administrator of the Year North – Ann Mingins
  • Sales Administrator of the Year South – Hollie Newins
  • Zone Manager of the Year – Paul Standish
  • Best Sales Customer Experience Improvement – Arnold Clark Armadale
  • Best Sales Customer Experience North – Town Centre Automobiles, Sunderland
  • Best Sales Customer Experience South – Arbury Nuneaton
  • Best Aftersales Customer Experience Improvement, Small Dealer - Central Garage (Newport) Ltd
  • Best Aftersales Customer Experience Improvement, Large Dealer - Evans Halshaw Leeds
  • Best Aftersales Customer Experience, Small Dealer - Wilmoths Folkestone
  • Best Aftersales Customer Experience, Large Dealer - Sportif Citroën Aylesbury
  • Service Team of the Year North – Swansway Garages Ltd
  • Service Team of the Year South – Robins and Day Hatfield
  • Highest PSAF PCP Retail Finance League 1 – Wingrove West Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Highest PSAF PCP Retail Finance League 2 – JC Halliday and Sons, Londonderry
  • Highest Used PSAF Finance Cases League 1 – Bassetts Swansea
  • Highest Used PSAF Finance Cases League 2 – Evans Halshaw Darlington
  • Free2Move Engagement – Robins and Day London West
  • Social Media Marketing National – Robins and Day Morden
  • Social Media Marketing Regional – W R Davies (Stafford) Ltd
  • Social Media Marketing Independent – Sportif Citroën Aylesbury
  • Most Improved Dealer Marketing – Robinsons Citroën Peterborough
  • New Dealer Partner – Sherwoods Gateshead
  • Biggest Dealer Improvement – Donnelly Brothers Bangor
  • Citroën Dealer of the Year – Elim Citroën Anglesey

Fundraising at the Citroën UK Dealer Excellence Awards was in support of the mental health charity CALM, (Campaign Against Living Miserably), offering support to individuals and their families who may have considered or have experienced the loss of someone to suicide. £770 was raised for this very worthy cause on the night.

Commenting on Citroën UK’s support of CALM, Managing Director, Eurig Druce said; “with 1 in 4 people in the UK suffering with mental health problems, we are always within touching distance of someone who we can help. It was a pleasure therefore to collectively raise £770 towards CALM as part of the overall Groupe PSA initiative in the UK.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

JOHN HANDCOCK, HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

07810 180249

john.handcock@citroen.com

SIMON BROOME, PR MANAGER

07827 840 050

simon.broome@citroen.com

EMMA GAFFNEY, MEDIA RELATIONS EXECUTIVE

07747 898130

emma.gaffney@citroen.com

CRAIG MORROW, PRESS FLEET OFFICER

07747 764745

craig.morrow@mpsa.com

JEREMY TOWNSEND, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

07827 896480

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The Citroën Brand
At the heart of the automotive market, Citroën has asserted itself since 1919 as a popular brand in the true sense of the word, making people and their lifestyles its first source of inspiration. This spirit is underlined by the ‘Inspired by You’ brand signature and is embodied by cars combining unique design and benchmark comfort. Within the sector of mainstream brands, Citroën also stands out with a unique customer experience (Citroën Advisor, ‘La Maison Citroën’, etc.). In 2019, the Citroën sold one million vehicles in over 90 countries.

The Citroën Brand in the UK
The UK is the 4th largest market for Citroën globally, with 80,000 vehicles sold in 2019. Based in Coventry, Citroën UK’s range of hatchbacks includes C1 (city car), C3 (supermini) and C4 Cactus (compact family car). The UK SUV line-up consists of C3 Aircross (compact SUV) and C5 Aircross (mid-size SUV). The UK MPV range features Berlingo (5 or 7-seats), Grand C4 SpaceTourer (7-seats) and SpaceTourer (up to 9-seats). Citroën UK’s Light Commercial Vehicle offering covers all sectors of the market with Berlingo Van, Dispatch and Relay. Citroën has a clearly defined electrification strategy with all models across the range offering an electrified version by 2025. In the UK, 2020 sees the launch of New C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid (PHEV), plus the introduction of Dispatch and Relay battery electric vehicles (BEV).

Citroën UK media site: https://uk-media.citroen.com/ - @CitroenUK

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