Safe and Sound crowned Used Car Product of the Year
Our flagship car warranty scheme has been voted Used Car Product of the Year 2015 by dealerships at the prestigious Used Car Awards, hosted by Car Dealer Magazine.
The glitzy awards ceremony was held at the iconic Brewery in London and attended by over 500 of the automotive industry’s leading figureheads. With seventeen categories to recognise the best of the best, competition was rife across the board. The Used Car Product was the first award of the night, and we were delighted when Safe and Sound was revealed as the winner, beating Auto Protect GAP, RAC Buysure, iVendi, Codeweavers and Williams F1 Paint Protection.
WMS Group’s managing director, John Colinswood commented: “We have worked very hard to ensure that we offer the best used car warranty scheme and aftersales support available in the country. To receive the award in the presence of Sir Stirling and his wife Susie made winning even more special. I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our dealerships and partners who took the time to vote for us – we are truly grateful for your support.”
Car Dealer Magazine’s editor James Baggot said: “Our winner supplies an award-winning used car scheme as endorsed by Sir Stirling Moss OBE, and is currently offered by more than 250 hand-picked dealerships of the highest quality. Nominees said this company provides the ‘best cover in the market’ and ‘is a brand name they can trust’. So a round of applause please for the first winner of the evening….the Used Car Product of the Year award goes to the WMS Group for their Safe and Sound car warranty programme!”
The Group also sponsored the Dealer Principal of the Year category and Sir Stirling presented the award to winner Robin Luscombe, of Luscombe Motors, Leeds. Sadly Robin was unable to attend so Sir Stirling presented the trophy to Robin’s son, Sam.
Introducing Sir Stirling to the audience, awards host Mike Brewer said: “He is widely recognised as the greatest all-round racing driver in motorsport history and achieved 16 Grand Prix victories between 1951 and 1961. One of the original jet-setters at the peak of his racing career, his services are still very much in demand – and he continues to travel the world with Lady Moss, fulfilling appearances and promotional engagements as well as demonstrating historic race cars.” The audience gave Sir Stirling a standing ovation as he made his way to the stage.
This is the second award received by the WMS Group this year. In March, we were voted Warranty Provider 2015 in light of our commitment to offering market-leading warranty products and customer service. Other winners on the night included long-standing WMS Group dealer Prestige Diesels Portsmouth, Jim Reid Vehicle Sales, Go Vauxhall, Carshop, T H Boler and Quirks Motor Company. Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners on your achievements!