Motor Trader Awards 2018
Redgate Lodge were proud to be finalists in the recent Motor trader Magazine Awards 2018 held at the prestigious Grosvenor House in the heart of London, and were absolutely delighted to place "Highley Commended" in the Sales team of the year award.
A stable and successful sales team is of course vital to any retail business, and Redgate's consists of 4 fantastic professionals. Unlike many other Sales teams in the Motor Industry, the company have forged a group of best friends rather than bitter competitors. Sam is the all-rounder. As well as overseeing the usual day to day dealership tasks, Sam also looks after our multiple social media platforms and excellent web site. Stewart is the Business Manager and looks after F&I while assisting the team and negotiating with our various Finance partners. James is Sales Manager and still actively sells cars whilst also taking on board Management duties with the best interests of the business, staff and customers at heart. He can also often be found alongside Sam on many of the company's Social Media videos and giveaways. Louis is the Sales Junior, and the newest member of the team. He assists Sam, Stewart and James with the presentation of the site, and takes on the role of Showroom host not to mention gaining valuable experience from his colleagues. Louis also assists Sam closely with Social Media, ensuring relevant and interesting content is shared with more than 52,000 followers over 3 platforms. The responsibility of the team doesn't just stop at selling cars! Every vehicle on site has up to 100 photographs, with a bespoke video including commentary all done by one of the team. A full and detailed description is also written for each car in stock. Despite being heavily involved in the day to day operation of the business, the team still manage to sell deliver and administer more than 100 cars per month, an exceptional effort in anyone's book!
Speaking at the awards, MD Scott Sibley told us: We are delighted our Sales Team has been recognised tonight with this fantastic Commendation. We were up against some very tough competition from hundreds of excellent dealers with some of the strongest sales teams in the UK. Even to be nominated in the final 5 and be invited to this fantastic venue is an achievement of its own. Customers of course benefit greatly from our team's special relationship and are given genuine sincere advice. Our customers are afforded as much time and access to the vehicles they need without ever being "pounced on" by multiple members of a competing sales team.
Redgate Lodge is a young company founded back in 2010 with two employees. The company has since grown into a major Used Car Retailer, based on an ex-main dealer site. Sales growth has been nothing short of phenomenal! From the early days of 10 cars per month, to where it sits today with more than 100 with multiple on-site facilities.