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Thurles dealer awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Retailer of the Year 2019

Tom Harvey Motor Company, Thurles has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retailer of the Year 2019.

This award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is the highest honour that a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles retailer can achieve.

The award was presented to Breda Harvey (Retailer Principal) of Tom Harvey Motor Company, by Alan Bateson, Managing Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland, at a ceremony held at their dealership on Thursday, February 20.

Alan Bateson, Managing Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland presenting Dealer of the Year 2019 award to Breda Harvey, Dealer Principal, Tom Harvey Motor Company

Commenting on the award, Breda Harvey said she was delighted to receive such an accolade: “Winning retailer of the year for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a brilliant achievement for our incredible team here in Thurles, and we would very much like to dedicate this award to my late husband, Tom. I am extremely proud and very appreciative of the hard work and commitment that is constantly required by the entire team to ensure every one of our valued commercial vehicle customers is given the service level that is right for them and their business.”

Congratulating the team at Tom Harvey Motor Company, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Managing Director Alan Bateson said, “2019 was once again a successful year for the brand in Ireland, and 2020 has started the same. New models like Transporter and Crafter alongside long time best-selling vehicles in Ireland such as the Caddy are one of the reasons for this, another is our specialised Commercial Retailer network, and Tom Harvey Motor Company are an example of this.

“They deliver not only our award-winning and best in market products but a service in sales and aftersales that ensures that our customers don’t just make a purchase, they make a partnership with us. In 2019, Tom Harvey Motor Company helped to deliver a 19 per cent market share, making Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Tom Harvey Motor Company the number one choice in Tipperary.”