Dennison Commercials wins prestigious UK award

Dennison Commercials of Ballyclare, Co Antrim, a leading Volvo Truck & Bus dealer, has won the prestigious ‘Sales Team of the Year’ Award at the 2018 Commercial Motor Awards, which were held in Birmingham in November.

Rob Ireland, Sales Director of Dennison Commercials (centre) accepts the award from David Williams, Brigade Electronics (left) and award host, Jamie Sutherland (right)

The annual awards ceremony is one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the transport sector, showcasing the very best work of the UK and Ireland’s transport and haulage companies.

The prestigious award came in the Sales category and was awarded to Dennison’s as ‘a company who showed a high level of customer care’ and who ‘took a tailored approach to suit each individual customer’.

The judges’ comments recognised Dennison’s excellent sales figures, which demonstrated strong continuous growth. The judges’ comments also noted Dennison’s attention to detail and how they put their customers and staff first.

Rob Ireland, Sales Director of Dennison Commercials stated: “Winning the Commercial Motor ‘Sales Team of the Year’ is testament to the hard work, professionalism and dedication shown by each member of the team. I believe our Sales Executives seek first to provide the best solution for our customers and are recognised as trusted advisors based on their technical knowledge and ability to recommend the correct product for the required application.”

He added: “Our Sales Executives are superbly assisted by our administration team, driver handover specialist, marketing and business support personnel.

“Dennison’s and Volvo have consistently over the last six years had a market share over 30 per cent. We can only achieve that with the help of our loyal customer base and also our award-winning parts and service depots that cover Northern Ireland.

“We also enjoy a close working relationship with Volvo Trucks UK. It’s imperative that both dealer and market company are aligned to success.”

Ireland continued: “Volvo Financial Services provide over 40 per cent of our customers with a financial solution and we have over 70 per cent of our customers on Volvo fixed price Maintenance agreements.

“Winning this award only reinforces my belief that we have one of the best Sales teams in the UK. We have won Volvo Trucks’ ‘Sales Team of the Year’ plus ‘Dealer of the Year’ several times since 2012 so this certainly was a nice way to round off 2018.”

(L-R) Michael Petticrew (Operations Director), John Jenkins (Managing Director), Amanda Gaston (Marketing Executive), Rob Ireland (Sales Director) and Iain McKinney (Finance Director) celebrate Dennison’s success