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New car marketNewsdigestNewsShowroomAM AwardsNew car newsAMIndexRecruitmentBest DealershipSponsored by: The Warranty Group This category is open to single-site owner operators and to best performing dealerships with a larger group network - both single franchised and multi-franchised showrooms. It will recognise the performance of each individual, team and department in a dealership rewarding, where appropriate, sales, marketing, new and used car sales, the workshop and administration. Audited by: MSX InternationalLast year's winner: Strathmore Motors (Volvo)Best Retail Group (more than 10 sites)Sponsored by: Mapfre AbraxasThis award recognises the unique complications and complexities that come from co-ordinating a large retail group with more than 10 dealerships. Entrants will show how they meet the AM Awards' criteria of quality, innovation and service, and how they have tracked their performance improvement over the past five years. A copy of the most recent company accounts will be required. Audited by: MSX InternationalLast year's winner: Lifestyle EuropeBest Retail Group (up to 10 sites)Sponsored by: JewelultraThe motor retail industry is made up primarily of smaller, regional groups. This award category is designed to recognise and honour those companies - ones with up to 10 dealerships. Entrants will show how they meet the AM Awards' criteria of quality, innovation and service and how they tracked their performance improvement over the past five years. A copy of the most recent full company accounts will be required. Audited by: MSX InternationalLast year's winner: Essex Auto GroupPROFIT ABLEMAPFRE ABRAXAS for GAP, PPI, Tyre, MOT and Mishap InsuranceWorking in partnership with dealers to achieve the most profitable solution every timeTo find out how we can help call us on 08451 368430, email us at contactus@mapfreabraxas.com or visit us at www.mapfreabraxas.co.uk

AM Awards 2012Headline AwardsCarmaker of the YearSponsored by: Mondial Assistance The judges will focus on the product offering. Not only are the models on the forecourt right for the customers now in terms of practicality, cost, style and the environment, but is the manufacturer making a clear statement of intent on the development of new models and supporting technologies that is matched by a track record of delivering on promises? Is the manufacturer sensitive to the voice of the consumer, the change to the legislative landscape and dealer feedback when it comes to planning? Last year's winner: Land Rover UKRetailer of the YearSponsored by: Q8Oils The five winners from the retail categories - best fleet dealership, large retail group, small retail group, dealership and used car retailer - go head-to-head to decide the winner. Quality, service, profitability, innovation and a robust business plan are essential.Last year's winner: Lifestyle EuropePersonality of the YearSponsored by: Easi-Drive Presented to the person who has had the biggest impact on the motor industry during the previous 12 months, decided by AM editor Jeremy Bennett.Last year's winner: David Main, BENAM Hall of Fame Each year the 'AM Hall of Fame' recognises someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the automotive industry. The recipient is decided by AM editor, Jeremy Bennett.Last year's winner: Mike Muscroft, TC Harrison chairman