On Friday 23rd February, Dave Farthing (Joint Managing Director of Furrows Group) and Richard Pettener (General Manager at Furrows Oswestry) ventured down to London for the ŠKODA Retailer of the Year Awards, where ŠKODA celebrate the very best dealers of 2017 and their achievements.
During these awards ŠKODA recognise great achievement across all individual departments in the business starting with awards for apprentice achievements, up to the main event and the coveted 'Dealer of the Year' winners.
Throughout the day ŠKODA shared with attendees some of their own achievements and plans for the future, including the new Fabia which is due imminently and a very exciting new Vision X, which is a smaller SUV that will arrive in 2019 and join the Kodiaq and Karoq.
The evening culminated in the presentations for the highly sought after prize of the top 10 'Dealers of the Year', with the last few being presented on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. These awards are won by excelling in every part of the business, including Service, Parts, Car Sales and heavily weighted by Customer Satisfaction across all areas of the dealership. To achieve one of these top 10 positions every member of the team must be at the very best of their game, giving their customers red carpet treatment every day of the year.
Furrows of Oswestry were duly called up onto the stage and achieved an impressive 6th place out of almost 130 dealers in the country, with an excellent thank you from John French at ŠKODA and special congratulations for our fantastic achievement in reaching our 100 years in business.
Richard collected the award on the night, on behalf of all the team a Oswestry. Dave Farthing said, "We were very proud to represent all of the Furrows Oswestry team in London and I would like to thank everyone for their effort throughout the year. This award would not have been achieved without the hard-work and dedication of everyone at Furrows Oswestry."
Congratulations to all at Furrows Oswestry. Rumour has it that Rich is getting the cakes in to celebrate!