Letterkenny businesses scoop honours at Irish Auto Trade Awards

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Letterkenny businesses scoop honours at Irish Auto Trade Awards

Cathal Doherty,Charlie Doherty, Sveta Doherty, Rosemary Doherty and Charlie McLaughlin (Connacht/Ulster Motor Factor of the Year One Stop Motorshop Letterkenny) are presented with the award by Bobby K

Letterkenny businesses take honours at Irish Auto Trade Awards

One Stop Motorshop Letterkenny and Kelly’s Letterkenny were among the award winners at the prestigious Irish Auto Trade Awards 2017, which took place at Citywest Hotel.

The awards are a celebration of excellence in the Irish auto trade in Ireland, a sector that accounts for over 35,000 jobs.

One Stop Motorshop scooped the regional award for Motor Factor of the Year, while Kellys received the regional accolade for Trade Parts Main Dealer of the Year.

The awards were presented by entrepreneur and Master of Ceremonies Bobby Kerr.

Retail auto businesses undergo a rigorous selection process that includes phone and personal mystery shops before being finally adjudicated on. Manufacturer and distributor companies were shortlisted based on votes received by readers of the Irish Auto Trade Journal over recent months.

The gala event attracted in excess of 600 leading figures from the motor industry in Ireland and coincided with the Auto Trade EXPO in the nearby Citywest Exhibition Centre and Arena, on last Saturday and Sunday, among them One Stop Motorshop, Frank Sweeney Motors of Letterkenny and Irish Garage Equipment Buncrana. The EXPO attracted a record 7,800 plus visitors and nearly 200 trade exhibitor stands from the auto aftermarket, including parts, components, tools, equipment and the service sectors.

According to Irish Auto Trade Awards organiser Padraic Deane of Automotive Publications, “these awards are all about standards, and about rewarding those often overlooked businesses across the country who excel in how they serve the customer. Every year it is getting harder to separate the great from the good!“