Staff at a Sheffield-based prestige car dealers are celebrating after winning one of the motoring industry’s biggest awards.
Success for John Holland Sales Ltd – named the Dealers’ Dealer of the Year at this year’s Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards – triggered a celebration for the 20-strong team.
The family-run business, based on Meadowhall Road, won the award after nominations from dealers throughout the country and a process which involved mystery shops, telephone calls and email enquiries to their showroom.
TV personality and Wheeler Dealer presenter Mike Brewer, who presented the awards, which were held at The Brewery, London, said: “This year we’ve had more nominations than ever before, so picking up a winners’ award really is something to be incredibly proud of.”
Mark Holland, whose father John started John Holland Sales Ltd in the 1970s, said: “Being acknowledged as the nation’s Dealer of the Year is a great way to top off what has been a wonderful year of business for the company.
“We are celebrating this success as a team, as it is the efforts of each dedicated member of staff which has driven us forward and made this possible.
“It is an honour to be recognised by the industry, which is what makes the award win even more special.
“I’d like to thank everyone who nominated John Holland Sales; we’re extremely proud and honoured.”
Sheffield Chamber of Commerce executive director Richard Wright said: “This is a fantastic achievement for this family-run Sheffield firm which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
“Winning industry accolades like this suggest there will be plenty more success to come in the next four decades, as well as help to further enhance the reputation of our city business region at a national level.”
John Holland Sales Ltd’s 20,000 sq ft showroom sees around 150 quality, luxury and prestige vehicles a month which are purchased by the company’s team of professional buyers from main dealer groups and individuals around the UK.