2023 Car Sales Awards

2023 Car Sales Awards

The 2023 Car Sales Awards are now closed, for new entries or information please visit the Car Sales Awards page.

Effective 19th May 2023: All awards will be launched with a new fee structure. Your Award Acceptance Fee will be a single, “flat fee”. If you are selected as a Winner, you will only pay one single fee regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x Winner Trophy is included in this fee. Additional trophies can still be purchased.

This has been made possible thanks to our new sponsors and partners, who have enabled us to pass our cost savings on to winners. All entries are still FREE for all sectors.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Car Sales Awards Categories

Award/categoryDescription / Criteria
Best New Car DealershipHonours a dealership that consistently provides an exceptional range of new cars, alongside exemplary customer service and competitive pricing.
Best Second Hand Car DealershipCelebrates a dealership that excels in offering high-quality, reliable second-hand cars, maintaining transparency and trustworthiness in all transactions.
Best Newcomer Car DealershipAcknowledges a recently established dealership that has rapidly made its mark, demonstrating exceptional growth, customer satisfaction, and potential for future success.
Best After Sales Customer CareCelebrates a dealership that provides superior after-sales services, ensuring customer satisfaction beyond the initial purchase and contributing to customer loyalty.
Best Customer Support TeamRecognises a dealership with a customer support team that consistently delivers swift, effective, and compassionate assistance, enhancing the overall customer experience.
Strongest LeadershipAwards a dealership that exemplifies strong leadership, creating a supportive work culture, driving team performance, and steering successful customer engagements.
Triumph Over AdversityCelebrates a dealership that has overcome significant challenges, demonstrating resilience, innovation, and determination in the face of adversity.
Most Valuable Warranty ProviderAcknowledges a dealership that offers comprehensive, value-added warranty options, enhancing customer peace of mind and satisfaction post-purchase.
Most Effective Car ShowroomRecognises a dealership with a meticulously designed, customer-friendly showroom that enhances the car buying experience through its layout, information availability, and overall atmosphere.
Best Use of TechnologyRecognises a dealership that effectively uses advanced technology to enhance the car buying experience, streamline operations, and drive innovation.
Best Service And MOT DepartmentCelebrates a dealership that provides top-notch service and MOT facilities, ensuring car safety, reliability, and longevity.
Most User Friendly WebsiteAcknowledges a dealership with an intuitive, easy-to-navigate website that enhances the online car shopping experience.
Diversity and Inclusion ChampionCelebrates a dealership that embraces diversity and fosters an inclusive culture, promoting equal opportunities for all and contributing to a more equitable industry.
Best Independent Car DealershipHonours an independently-owned dealership that offers superior service, selection, and customer satisfaction, outperforming others despite its smaller size.
Greatest Variety of Finance OptionsCelebrates a dealership that offers a wide range of flexible, customer-centric financing options, making car ownership more accessible and affordable.
Fastest Financial GrowthIn recognition of a dealership that has shown remarkable financial growth, indicative of successful business practices and strong customer relationships.
Fastest Growing TeamPraises a dealership that has rapidly expanded its team, indicative of a thriving work environment and strong leadership.
Family Run Business of the YearCelebrating a family-led car sales business that demonstrates exceptional service, integrity, and a commitment to customer satisfaction, setting a high standard in the automotive industry.
Exceptional Customer SatisfactionHonouring an organisation that consistently exceeds expectations, delivering unparalleled service and fostering enduring customer loyalty.
Rising Star AwardRecognising exceptional talent and potential in individuals who have demonstrated remarkable growth and impact in their sector within a short span of time.

Entry Form

Car Sales Awards

Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.