Motoring

Published: November 27, 2019 | Updated: November 30, 2019

Hendy Group is awarded Used Car Dealership of the Year title for the second year running

TV’s Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer (right) with the award-winning Hendy team.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Dorset automotive retailer Hendy Group has been named Used Car Dealership of the Year for the second year running.

Its used car operations were recognised at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2019, presented by Mike Brewer, TV’s Mr Wheeler Dealer.

The ceremony was held at The Brewery in London.

Hendy has used car operations throughout its franchise dealerships in Dorset together with a dedicated Hendy Car and Van Store in Ferndown.

Simon Palmer, Hendy Group’s Used Car Sales Director said he was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the group, especially against such tough competition from around the country.

He added: “Used car operations are an extremely important part of the Hendy business and is an area in which we continue to grow.

“To have this kind of industry recognition for our work and our quality is tremendous.”

It is the third time in four years that Hendy Group has won the title.

The Car Dealer Used Car Awards themselves have been held for eight years.

They recognise dealers from across the used car sector in a variety of categories.

James Baggott, Chief Executive of the Baize Group, which owns Car Dealer Magazine publisher Blackball Media, told guests: “We’re incredibly proud to be able to host these special awards that are unique in giving everyone the chance to shine in the spotlight.

‘There’s no doubt 2019 has been one of the toughest years the automotive industry has encountered for a while.

” Used car sales have dipped ever so slightly – by less than one per cent – but still an incredible 6.1 million have changed hands.

“In these tough times, Car Dealer Magazine and the Used Car Awards judges applaud your efforts out there on the ground.”