Toyota UK has named Westover Toyota in Bournemouth its ‘Business Centre of the Year’ at its annual awards ceremony.
The awards were held at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London and were hosted by comedian and Royal Variety Performance presenter, Brian Conley.
Toyota’s very-own BRIT (Best Retailer in Town) awards celebrate the best of the best within the Toyota network.
The Business Centre award pitches all 90 Toyota Business Centres across the UK - from Truro to Edinburgh – against one another for the year’s top honours.
Steve Johnson (Westover Toyota Brand Manager) and colleagues Allen Moore, Bruce Tabone and Danny Ball were at the ceremony to accept the award.
“Just being nominated for this award felt like an achievement in itself but it’s something else to have walked away with the top prize,” says Steve Johnson.
“We only relaunched our Business Centre in January 2016 – taking on Allen and Bruce, creating new offices and setting out with a new sense of purpose - so winning after just two years is a great reflection on the team and their outstanding performance. Both Allen and Bruce have done an impressive job and really deserve this recognition of their hard work.
“Our aim is always to deliver a highly professional and personal service to all our company car and fleet customers and this is a solid indication that what we’re doing is working!”
Westover Toyota were selected as winners based on the year-on-year growth and profitability of the new Business Centre, with other factors – like mystery shops and database management – also influencing the judging panel’s final decision.
Westover Toyota first opened its doors in the area in 2001 and moved to its current location on Wallisdown Road in 2003. A showroom refresh has just been completed, bringing Westover’s facilities bang up-to-date with Toyota’s very latest corporate standards and creating a bright and modern new look.
The showroom’s Business Centre has also been recently redeveloped, creating plenty of extra space and dedicated meeting rooms so that customers can discuss their vehicle requirements in private. The Business Centre has grown steadily and now employs two full-time team members who sell more than 250 vehicles per year to local companies.
Please browse our website to find out more about Westover Toyota – including about careers opportunities within our award-winning team.