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Arnold Clark named Retailer of the Year at AM Awards 2022

There were also wins in the Used Car Dealer of the Year and Dealer Group of the Year (more than 10 sites) categories.

Chief Executive and Group Managing Director Eddie Hawthorne at the AM Awards 2022

Chief Executive and Group Managing Director Eddie Hawthorne at the AM Awards 2022

Arnold Clark scooped three awards at last night’s prestigious AM Awards.

We were named Retailer of the Year, Used Car Dealer of the Year and Dealer Group of the Year (more than 10 sites).

Arnold Clark was also highly commended in the Community Hero Award category.

The 2022 AM Awards took place on Thursday 12th May at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, where the achievements of those in the motor industry over the last 12 months was recognised.

The awards, which attracted a record level of entries this year, featured a diverse range of categories.

Arnold Clark Chief Executive and Group Managing Director Eddie Hawthorne said: 'We're absolutely delighted to win these awards and we’re very grateful to be recognised by the industry.

'It's been an extremely challenging few years for everyone, but enormous credit goes to our staff. These awards reflect the hard work and commitment that’s been put in by every employee.

'I'd also like to thank our customers who have helped us achieve a level of service worthy of these impressive awards.'

Retailer of the Year - Winners

Selected from the winners of the Used Car Retailer of the Year and the two Dealer Group of the Year categories, Arnold Clark picked up the top prize.

Used Car Dealer of the Year - Winners

We are the biggest family-run, independently owned car retailer in Europe with 27 different franchises and 200 branches across the UK – this allows us to guarantee the very best offers and savings to pass on to our customers. Our diversified offering allows us to be there for them at every stage of their car-buying journey – whether that’s pre-purchase, aftersales, insurance, servicing and beyond. We can also offer our customers the reassurance that as one of the UK’s longest established car retailers, we can offer the benefit of more than 60 years in the business.

The transport industry is evolving with the move towards electrification – and we’ve significantly invested in education and resources that will help us prepare for this shift. We consider the business to be future-facing – we don’t just want to be up to speed with the latest and best in car retailing, we want to be the ones setting the pace

Dealer Group of the Year (more than 10 sites) - Winners

Arnold Clark prides itself on being the largest independent, family run business in Europe, and this is reflected in how we do business. We want to put the customer in total control and allow our employees the freedom to do what they do best. By incorporating family values into the Group, we create an environment that nurtures individuals and promotes healthy working.

Community Hero Award - Highly commended

At Arnold Clark, we have five core values, one of which is community. As part of this, we believe in thinking beyond the company, giving back to the communities we serve and support, and embracing opportunities to help.

This involves supporting local schools, charities, community groups and sports teams; encouraging our employees to be active members of their local communities; and supporting colleagues in their personal charity work. We continue to find meaningful ways to engage with our community, even more so since the beginning of the pandemic which led to the creation of our Community Fund.

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