It was a double celebration for our group business Hanbury Riverside at last night’s annual Commercial Motor Awards. We managed to pick up the Independent Dealer of the Year Award and the prestigious Service to Industry Award went to Sales Director, Lee Smith, reflecting his successful 40+ years in the industry.
It has been a year of massive transition for the Hanbury team, joining our group, relocating to a new site from Essex to Ipswich and evolving into our Asset Alliance Group culture and systems. With this as a backdrop, to scoop this Independent Dealer award is fantastic recognition for the Hanbury team and reaffirms the Group’s investment in Hanbury Riverside.
At the event, a visibly proud Lee collected his personal award from long-time business partner and mentor, Glynn Davies, and no-one could deny that Lee has established a fantastic reputation over many years and the award was very well received by the 400 industry attendees at The Vox.
At the event, we also had a further three nominations, reflecting how well we have developed our strong position across all our services. We narrowly failed to retain the Finance Provider of the Year award which we have collected in the last two years and we were also runners up in the Sales Team of the Year and the Rental, Contract Hire and Leasing Provider of the Year which we have previously won.
Overall what a great night for Asset Alliance Group with 5 nominations, 2 awards and in particular some long overdue recognition for Lee and the Hanbury Riverside team.