Etesia UK Ltd chose SALTEX Show to announce the winners of their annual Dealer Awards for 2008. The ceremony took place at a Press Breakfast held on the company's stand, with plaques being presented by Managing Director, Patrick Vives.
Introducing the winners, Les Malin, UK General Manager for Etesia said, "We have built our reputation on not only our innovative products but also the dealers who sell them. The channels of communication between our area managers and Etesia's sales outlets are second to none and we value the support and dedication of our 'extended family'.
or this reason we asked our Area Sales Managers to nominate one dealer from each of their areas who they feel have given outstanding performance throughout the season - not necessarily resulting in the highest sales." The Area 40 ASM Award went to Cyril Johnston Ltd, of Belfast and was received by Harry Gillespie whose sales territory covers the whole of Northern Ireland. The Area 50 ASM Award went to Parks & Grounds Machinery Ltd whose trading area is from Birmingham down to the Cotswolds. Dave Tullett took the award on behalf of the company
The third award for Best Marketing and Promotion went to Lloyd Ltd who under the leadership of Graham Main had demonstrated excellent marketing skills via their in-house magazine; open days and outstanding showrooms. Simon Holmes from the Newcastle depot and Alistair Whitby from the Bishop Auckland branch were commended for their initiative. Simon Holmes was present to take the award.
Finally, Les Malin announced Etesia's UK Dealer of the Year - Buckinghamshire-based R T Machinery Ltd. Commenting on the dealership and its dynamic founder and Managing Director, Richard Taylor, he said, "This family run business justly deserves the title of Dealer of the Year 2008 as their sales alone have far exceeded any other company."
This year, Etesia as a group has been running a competition whereby winning dealers will receive a trip of a lifetime in January 2009 to one of the world's leading hotels in Cancun, Mexico. Winners will be announced later in the year.
Photo L-R :-
Patrick Vives, MD Etesia UK Ltd
Dave Tullett of Parks and Grounds Machines Ltd (ASM Dealer Award 2008 Area 50)
Richard Taylor of R T Machinery Ltd (UK Dealer of the Year 2008)
Simon Holmes of Lloyd Ltd (Best Marketing and Promotion 2008)
Harry Gillespie of Cyril Johnston & Co Ltd (ASM Dealer Award 2008 Area 40)