Golden Spanner Winners

Starting in October 2016 we are proud to announce our GOLDEN SPANNER award.

We have decided at the end of every month to award the GOLDEN SPANNER to a member of staff who is chosen by the team. Every month we all put the person we choose into a draw and obviously, the winner is the person with the most votes.

The award is given based on a few simple factors, yes everyone here works hard, but sometimes certain members of staff do that something special or go that extra mile to help, and for that we will be rewarding them with a £100 bonus, and a place on our GOLDEN SPANNER wall of fame!

Redgate Lodge

December 2017

Team member

Scotty Robson

Our first 2nd time winner this month as Scotty takes home the prize for the 2nd time this year.

Scotty when above and beyond this month is his quest for perfection. When the snow hit, Scotty was on hand to ensure the site was gritted every morning, heating was on for the showroom, cars were all defrosted and cleared of snow as well as running the Car Spa ensuring all cars hit the deadlines.

Very well-deserved GOLDEN SPANNER, congratulations Scotty!

November 2017

Team member

Stewart Carter

Stew has taken the GOLDEN SPANNER for November after a fantastic month at The Lodge.

Stew recorded record sales in what was a record month for Redgate Lodge which is worthy of this accolade alone, but there’s more…Stews fantastic attitude and unrivalled knowledge of the motor trade have really shone this month.

Enjoy the GOLDEN SPANNER bonus Stew!

October 2017

Team member

Saif Hussain

This month’s deserving winner of the GOLDEN SPANNER award is body shop apprentice Saif.

Saif joined the Redgate team in September and has fit in like he’s been here for years! Saif has already impressed with his amazing attitude to work and his incredible knowledge and techniques.

For someone so young and new to the trade, Saif can be left to get on with his own jobs, working unaided and to the highest standard.

We are delighted to have Saif on our team and he is a real asset to the body shop.

September 2017

Team member

Andrea Porter

Picking up Septembers GOLDEN SPANNER is Andrea from Accounts.

Despite only being with Redgate for a matter of months, Andrea is already making a host of positive changes to our processes and practices which is driving Redgate Lodge forward.

Straight talking Andrea has whipped our Accounts department in to shape, added new processes for Sales, Service and the Body Shop, introduced monthly management accounts and all this was done while moving into her new house and helping her niece settle into university!!!

Andrea has settled in to The Redgate Family almost as though she's been here forever and we are extremely excited about the future!

August 2017

Team member

Liam Dunnigan

Apprentice Mechanic Liam a.k.a The Jock, is the deserving winner of the GOLDEN SPANNER award for August.

The Jock wins this award for the marked improvement in his work, his greatly improved attitude and his continued willingness to learn, which is extremely important for his future success and the success of the garage.

Liam has entered the final year of his Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship and we have seen a huge improvement, especially over the last few months. We hope this continues until the end of his course and he qualifies to be a fantastic mechanic, which he has the potential to be.

A hugely knowledgeable young man with a real love of anything Honda, a very deserving winner this month!

July 2017

Team member

Sam Dewar

Junior, as he’s known to most of the Redgate Team collects the GOLDEN SPANNER award for July.

A newby to not just to sales, but the motor trade in general Sam has previously been a real unsung hero here at The Lodge….that is until now.

After some whole-style changes at Redgate, Sam has now been able to flourish and really proving how much “behind the scenes” work he really does.

The most likeable man your ever likely to meet, Sam greets everything with a smile and a cheery hello. A hugely important member of the team and no one is more deserving of this GOLDEN SPANNER accolade.
Congrats Sambo, spend you £100 wisely.

June 2017

Team member

James Brown

The winner of the GOLDEN SPANNER for June is The Godfather of Soul himself, the man, the legend, Mr James Brown.

James’ experience in the motor trade and brilliant attitude to the job in hand, coupled with his vast amount of useless information, make James an extremely important member of Team Redgate.

Over the month of June, James has helped to identify a problem within the running of the business. Following his input, we have been able to innovate, improve our structure going forward and create a stronger environment for both customers and our staff.
Good work agent Brown! Enjoy your prize.

May 2017

Team member


Congratulations to the winner for May, shy and retiring Gaz!!

Gaz has been and absolute machine this month, powering through sales cars like a machine. Always laughing and joking (mostly terrible jokes), Gaz really keeps the sprits of the workshop up and he is an complete joy to have around.

Gaz has really embrased some changes we have made to the workshop this month with his postive attitude wearing off on everyne. LETS GO CHAMP.

April 2017

Team member


Alan the body shop manager has taken home the Golden Spanner award for April, and the £100 bonus.

Alan has had a non-stop month, painting and prepping for both customer jobs and our sales cars, every car has been delivered on time and the work faultless.

Alans quality of work and attention to detail and are a real asset to us here at Redgate Lodge. Well done Al, enjoy your bonus!

March 2017

Team member


John (aka Ryan) is our winner for our March Golden spanner award.

Ryan has Worked in the Bosch service centre since October 2016, and in his short time with us has displayed a knowledge that cannot be rivalled. Ryan has forgot more things than most people know, and never fails to surprise the team by rattling of a part number, or diagnosing a car within seconds of hearing a symptom, his mechanical knowledge simply phenomenal. Ryan is the type of guy that every company should be proud to have, and we certainly are.

Well done Ryan, and enjoy your very well deserved £100 bonus!

February 2017

Team member


Our February Golden spanner winner goes to non-other than Scotty, our Car Spa manager. Always there to lend a hand to the sales and service department, Scotty was always going to win a Golden spanner award at some point due to his nonstop attitude when it comes to work, he is always there to help regardless of how busy he is, and it is for that reason alone he was the standout winner for this month.

Congratulations Scotty, enjoy your bonus!

January 2017

Team member


With a record number of staff members voting for him, January's winner of the Golden Spanner Award and £100 bonus goes to Josh in our Bosch Service centre.

Josh has been quite simply an amazing member of staff to have on hand, literally dropping whatever he was doing to help anyone, and everyone out in the month of January, and has continued that into February. In a record month from the sales side where over 100 cars were sold and delivered it would have been easy to get frustrated and cave under the pressure, but josh quite simply shone all month long, putting in more overtime than anyone and digging deep to help the team out, every time with a massive smile on his face and a nothing to much trouble attitude. Josh congratulations and well done, you fully deserve the limelight and the bonus sir!

December 2016

Team member

Steven "Vasey"

Decembers Winner is Stephen, better known to the Redgate Lodge Team as Vasey!

Always to be seen with a smile on his face Vasey was a unanimous winner, and it was only a matter of time of when not if he won the award. Always there to lend a hand to any department Vasey never questions why, or is too busy. If you need his help he is always there, with a big smile on his face.

November 2016

Team member

Rob Lee (The Legend)

Our November winner of the GOLDEN SPANNER AWARD goes to Rob Lee (The Legend) Having been a key part of the service centre for over 3 years now is was only a matter of when not if Rob Lee won the award. Always working with a smile on his face Rob Lee has been a stand out performer in the month of November, and is always on hand to help whenever and whoever needs him.

Congratulations Rob lee, as we have always said you are a true Legend!!

October 2016

Team member

James Shotton

The first award in Redgate Lodge history goes to James in our valet department. James came to our rescue last week when he was due to take a weeks holiday, however due to us being extremely busy at the last minute James cancelled his week off and has showed us just how valuable he is to the team.

Congratulations James...