Blackwater Motors crowned Main Dealer of the Year

Pictured at the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 at which Blackwater Motors Fermoy won 'Trade Parts Main Dealer of the Year are, from left: Model Roisin, Ms Nicola Aherne (MD - award sponsor), Tom Browne (Blackwater Motors), Mr Michael Lahiff (Head of Business Development, - award sponsor) and Mr Ivan Yates, MC. (Picture: Frank McGrath Irish Independent)

Fermoy-based Volkswagen and Seat dealer, Blackwater Motors won the overall national award for Main Dealer of the Year (Trade Parts) at the recent Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 which were held in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on October 20. 

Blackwater Motors were subjected to phone and personal mystery shops as part of their adjudication, while manufacturers and distributors were shortlisted based on votes received by readers of Irish Auto Trade Journal and

Niall Cotter, General Manager at Blackwater Motors, Fermoy, told The Avondhu: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded at the Main Dealer of the Year for Trade Parts. At Blackwater Motors, we pride ourselves in the high standards of work we maintain, and the positive relationship we have with our customers as a result. We’re especially proud of our Parts and Servicing team for being recognised for the hard work they do to deserve this achievement.”

Now in their 5th year, the awards are a celebration of excellence in the Irish auto trade, a sector that accounts for over 35,000 jobs.

Broadcaster Ivan Yates was MC at the gala event, which attracted 600 senior figures from the motor industry in Ireland and coincided with the Auto Trade EXPO, also in the nearby Citywest Exhibition Centre and Arena, where over 8,000 visitors visited nearly 200 trade exhibitor stands from the aftersales, parts, tools and equipment and services sectors.