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Northside scoops Mercedes-Benz Vans Retailer of the Year title

Northside Truck & Van has won the Mercedes-Benz Van Retailer of the Year title for the second time running.

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The Northside Truck & Van team collect their award.

Northside, which represents the manufacturer in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, claimed the main prize at the latest Mercedes-Benz Van Academy Awards, staged at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Managing Director Steve Bridge said: “Northside is a fantastic ambassador for our brand and its second consecutive Van Retailer of the Year award is richly deserved. Leigh’s team posted another set of stunning sales results in 2016, while Russ and his colleagues played their part in ensuring that businesses now running Mercedes-Benz vans will keep coming back to the three-pointed star by providing after sales back-up of the very highest quality.”

The other big winner on the night was the Rygor Group, which operates from a dozen sites located across Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, West London, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

Rygor took the honours in five of the 12 award categories, while also being short-listed for Retailer of the Year.

The Rygor Group won the Van Academy awards for Sales Team, Retail Sales Team, Fleet Sales Team and Mercedes-Benz Finance Team, while manager Adrian Neale, who leads its Reading team, collected the special prize presented by the manufacturer each year to the individual branch which provided the highest level of support to leading fleet customer DPD.

Other Mercedes-Benz Van Academy award winners were:

  • Used Van Performance of the Year – Ciceley Commercials
  • Service Contract Team of the Year – Bell Truck and Van
  • BDM (Business Development) Team of the Year –  Mertrux
  • After Sales Team of the Year – Western Commercial
  • Managing Director’s Special Award for Customer Dedication – John Rolfe, S & B Commercials

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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