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AM Awards 2008: Finalists

Industry chiefs head for Birmingham awards night

The 2008 AM Awards promises to turn Birmingham into the UK motor retail industry’s Hollywood for a night on February 27.

The nation’s leading dealers, repairers, carmakers and support businesses will gather at the city’s International Convention Centre to discover if their entries have sufficiently impressed the panel of judges in order to merit a prestigious accolade.

The finalists selected from the host of applications for the 2008 awards are:

Carmaker of the year
Finalists: Mazda, Suzuki, Honda, Audi, Fiat

Retail group (up to 10 sites)
Finalists: Lifestyle Europe, Colin Appleyard, Chris Allen, Stephan James BMW Bramall & Jones

Dealership (more than 12m turnover)
Finalists: Perrys of Barnsley, Hartwell Ford Oxford

Dealership (up to 12m turnover)
Finalists: Colin Appleyard Keighley site, Colt Cars Mid-West Weston-super-Mare, Henson Motor Group

Used car retailer
Finalists: TCHarrison Group, Fords of Winsford, Henson Motor Group, Hartwell Ford

Bodyshop
Finalists: Alton Cars, Stephen James Group, Marshall Motor Group, Drive Vauxhall Aldershot, AJC Wilson

Repairer
Finalists: Nationwide Autocentres, Now Motor Retail, All Trans Auto

Marketing
Finalists: Sandicliffe Motor Group, Lifestyle Europe, Nationwide Autocentres, Norton Way, Marshall Motor Group

Property
Finalists: Chris Allen Garages, Greenoaks/Adonis, HiQ

Customer Service
Finalists: Sandicliffe Motor Group, Academy Group, Nationwide Autocentres, Noton Way, Andys Kars, Now Motor Retail

Training
Finalists: VW Group Learning Services, Kia, Phoenix Car Company, Nationwide Autocentres/Delphi, HiQ, Sandicliffe

Recruitment
Finalists: Phoenix Car Co, VW National Learning Centre, Marshall Motor Group, Kia Motors, County Coachbuilders

Environmental policy
Finalists: Sandicliffe Motor Group, LingsCars, Kings Toyota Southhampton, County Coachbuliders, Chris Allen

Website
Finalists: Chelmsford Carriage Company, Nationwide Autocentres, All Electric, Lifestyle Europe, Marshall Motor Group, Fords of Winsford

Employer of the year
Finalists: Sytner, Phoenix, Norton Way, Lifestyle Europe, Benfield, AJC Wilson

Used car
Finalists: BMW 3 Series, Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia, Mazda6, Seat Leon, Mini