Hodgson Mazda Newcastle has been crowned ‘Small/Niche Dealership of the Year 2004’ at the prestigious AM Awards, known as the Oscars to the automotive industry, at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

AM (formerly Automotive Management), a leading trade magazine, selected an independent panel of highly respected industry experts to perform the judging and chose Hodgson Mazda Newcastle as the overall winner of the small/niche dealership category . Stephen Briers, Editor of AM, explained why Hodgson Mazda received this highly coveted award:

"Hodgson Newcastle Mazda has survived the ups and downs of the change in importer and is now thriving. Its profits have been reinvested to enable the Hodgson Group to open other dealerships in the city, which is a testament to the strength of the business."

After receiving the award from Tim Tozer, automotive director for Mondial Assistance, Steve Hodgson, Dealer Principal for Hodgson Mazda Newcastle commented: "We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award, in recognition of the effort which has been made by staff within the dealership and homage to Hodgson Newcastle’s commitment to the Mazda brand."

Rob Lindley, sales director for Mazda Motors UK was delighted with the win for Hodgson Newcastle: "The AM Award for Small/Niche Dealership is a reflection of Hodgson Mazda Newcastle’s outstanding performance for the Mazda brand and the great team that Steve Hodgson has put together. Congratulations to Steve and the team."

Hodgson Mazda Newcastle is gearing up for its busiest month every with a series of special offers expected to generate even greater interest than usual as Mazda tempts customers with opportunities for savings on various models.

Customers will have the opportunity to benefit from a wide range of exclusive benefits before 31 March 2004, including free servicing, free accessories, reduced prices and special low-cost finance deals.

The availability of the all-new Mazda3 five-door model and ever-growing interest in Mazda’s highly-acclaimed and award-winning range has led Mazda Motors UK to anticipate record sales of around 7,500 during March.

Published : 16/03/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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