Sales and support staff at south coast based Hendy Group in Hampshire have been honoured for their contribution to a record year at the company’s annual sales awards which was hosted by TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky.
Hendy chief executive Paul Hendy paid tribute to all the award winners in a year which has seen the company grow with the acquisition of the south east based Lifestyle group.
“It’s a great night for us to come together and these awards recognise the high quality of staff we have working throughout our operations,’’ he said.
Hendy now operates 12 motor franchises at 25 locations in Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Devon together with 19 use car outlets including the award-winning Hendy Car Store in Exeter.
The key Hall of Fame award was presented to Malcolm Eales, a used car specialist who joined the company in 1995 as a car sales executive and became the company’s top performing salesman. He now works for the company as a sales manager in the company’s largest volume used car dealership, at Leigh Road in Eastleigh, and Paul said that Malcolm continues to make a major contribution to the company.
There were also awards for Brendan Young as Sales Manager of the Year for his work at the Eastleigh FordStore, Rob Tegg from Southampton who was named Ford Salesperson of the Year and Dawn Barratt from the group’s business centre in Swanwick who was named Corporate IVECO Salesperson of the Year.
Drey Amadio who works at Hendy Kia in Eastleigh was named Kia Salesperson of the Year with Steve Vincent taking honours in the corporate category for his work at the Eastleigh Transit Centre and Chloe Barry won the inaugural Genius Award for her work at the Winchester dealership. Simon Smith from Hendy’s Eastleigh dealership won the sales support award.
There were also awards for those working in the used car division of the group with 37 sales staff recognised for selling more than 200 cars each and Used Car Salesperson of the Year was named as Eric Janovsky who is based in Eastleigh.