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Mike Shaughnessy scoops Technician of the Year Award

Mike Shaughnessy of J.J. Burke Car Sales, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo has been crowned TOTAL Peugeot Technician of the year 2017, in association with Finol Oils, at the annual Peugeot Aftersales Conference, held at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin on Friday 20th October and attended by 60 Peugeot Parts and Service Managers from across the country. Mike, a long-time employee at the Ballinrobe dealership was “thrilled and surprised” when he was presented with the trophy.

Pictured from left to right are: Sean Kearns, Head of Aftersales at Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importers in Ireland; Sean Holland, Managing Director at Finol Oils; Mike Shaughnessy, JJ Burke Car Sales; Martin Dunne, Head of Technical at Gowan Distributors Limited.

Michael spent a year at Anko before joining JJ Burke Car Sales, 33 years ago and he completed his apprenticeship thereafter with the family-run Dealership.

Speaking at the conference, Mike said, “Working with Peugeot models over the last 30 years has been an amazing experience. I can remember the first Peugeot I ever prepared for sale; it was a Peugeot 305 van and I still have fond memoriesmm of my early days. Seeing the evolution of Peugeot cars and vans over the decades has been brought tremendous satisfaction. I could not believe when I heard my name being called. I am delighted with this award and I look forward to working on Peugeot models for a long time yet. A big thanks to John Joe and Helena Burke for bringing me into the business when I was only an apprentice. Working with the next generation of Burkes – Pauline, Karen and Joseph – is a great pleasure.”

Dealer Principal, Pauline Burke, said, “Through the years Mike has been a loyal and committed member of staff, who today clearly has a wealth of knowledge and expertise that cannot be surpassed, having received training on every single Peugeot model launched since the early 1990s, right through to the current, more technically sophisticated models. He has seen this incredible evolution first hand, and as such he is an invaluable and integral part of our business, looking after customers and training up new technicians alike. Indeed Mike has taught me a lot of what I know of the mechanics and technology in cars today. We are so proud of Mike and I’m thrilled he has received the recognition he truly deserves. This award cements our mission statement of being the Best in Customer Service and Aftersales care in the West of Ireland.”

Based in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, JJ Burke Car Sales has been delivering unrivalled levels of customer service for four decades to Mayo and North Galway customers. Appointed to the Peugeot Dealer Network in 1987, the technical expertise of the Dealership’s fully qualified technicians, coupled with the most up to date computerised after sales equipment, ensures deliverance of a top class service to their loyal customer base.