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New car marketNewsdigestNewsShowroomAM AwardsNew carnewsAMIndexRecruitmentProud sponsors of the'Used Car of the Year' award.For your rewarding partnership Used Car of the Year Ad_Layout 1 06/01/2012 17:27 Page 1Sales Team of the Year (new or used cars)Sponsored by: Barclays Partner Finance A business has to work as a team to work effectively and this award acknowledges the power of individuals working together towards an acknowledged goal in a new and/or used car sales department in the last 12 months. Audited by: MSX InternationalLast year's winner: Cross Roads SubaruManufacturer AwardsUsed Car of the YearSponsored by: Car Care Plan This category considers cars aged six months to three years in terms of quality, residual value, manufacturers' used car programmes, engage-ment from retailers and use of remarketing. Additional judging from car pricing guide Parker's.Last year's winner: Volkswagen GolfNew Car of the YearSponsored by: Supagard Innovation, quality and profit for dealers are the watchwords for the AM new car of the year. The cars will all have been launched during 2011 and will have made an impact on the market by moving on the segment while dealers will be able to exceed targets without discounting. Last year's winner: Jaguar XJ

AM Awards 2012Retailer AwardsBest Fleet DealershipA fleet focus is providing many dealers with improved profits. This category will be looking for a site which provides excellent customer service to the fleet market from fleet finance options through to dedicated fleet sales operations and service departments used to dealing with the multitude of issues fleet operators and leasing providers have to face. Audited by: MSX InternationalBest Used Car Retailer Sponsored by: ExperianUsed cars is a competitive part of the market fought over by franchised dealers, car supermarkets and independents. This award is open to any company that sells used cars and is intended to recognise those who have turned the practice into an art form - not to say a hugely successful and profitable business. Last year's winner: Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury (Jacksons Bournemouth)Franchise of the YearSponsored by: Ai AutomotiveIn no other sector is the link between manufacturer and retailer so important and at times as sensitive. This award seeks to recognise the brand that, in the last 12 months, has, for dealers, fulfilled on promises made by the manufacturer partner. Do the dealer and the manufacturer have a mutually beneficial relationship, does the manufacturer understand and work with the retailer's business plans particularly where it involves more than one brand? And are there clear and effective lines of communication to enable long-term dealer confidence? Entries accepted from car and LCV manufacturers and dealers. A vote by AM readers will decide the winner of this category.Last year's winner: Ford UK