Mayo winners at Irish Auto Trade Awards

Posted in Connect on October 31, 2018.


THREE businesses from Mayo were national winners the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 in Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
Now in their 5th year, the awards are a celebration of excellence in the Irish auto trade in Ireland, a sector that accounts for over 35,000 jobs.

Togher Tyres, Castlebar, won Tyre Retailer of the Year for the third year.

Molloy Commercials, Castlebar, a previous regional winner, took the overall award for LCV / HCV Independent Workshop of the Year category.

Mayo Motor Parts Ltd, Westport, were regional winners in in the Motor Factor of the Year category.

Candidates for the retail awards are subjected to phone and personal mystery shops as part of their adjudication, while manufacturers and distributors are shortlisted based on votes received by readers of Irish Auto Trade Journal and autotrade.ie.

Broadcaster Ivan Yates was MC at the gala event, which attracted 600 senior figures from the motor industry in Ireland and coincided with the Auto Trade EXPO, also in the nearby Citywest Exhibition Centre and Arena, where nearly 200 trade exhibitor stands from the aftersales, parts, tools and equipment and services sectors were on show.

Organiser Padraic Deane of Automotive Publications, commented: “In a sector whose economic worth is often overlooked, these awards are a recognition of excellence based on rigorous adjudication and direct feedback from industry peers. Standards in the industry are rising every year and this is reflected in ever greater competition for the awards.

Connaught Telegraph, 28th October 2018

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