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Volkswagen Ireland has named Connollys Volkswagen Sligo as its Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year for 2017 at the annual Gold Pin Awards for dealers. The prestigious award recognises excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles retail network. It looks at the dealer's contribution and performance in many areas including sales, local market share and overall customer experience and satisfaction.
On hand to accept the award was Neil Connolly, Retail Principal, and Stephen Kearns, Commercial Vehicle Manager. Commenting on the award, Neil Connolly said: "Winning retailer of the year for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a brilliant achievement. I am extremely proud of the hard work and customer service provided by the entire team in Sligo to ensure every commercial vehicle customer is given the service level that is right for them and their business, whether than be sales, financing or aftersales service."
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Managing Director, Alan Bateson, said: "2017 was once again a successful year for the brand in Ireland, and 2018 has started the same. New models like Crafter and Amarok alongside longtime best-selling vehicles in Ireland such as the Caddy and Transporter are one of the reasons for this, another is our specialised Commercial Retailer network, and Connollys Volkswagen Sligo is an example of this."
He added: "They deliver not only our award winning and best in market products but a service in sales and aftersales that ensures all customers are given the service they require. In 2017, Connollys Volkswagen Sligo helped to deliver a 30% market share in Sligo, and they have already increased this to 36% in 2018, making Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Connollys Volkswagen Sligo the Number 1 choice in Sligo."