GONG TOMORROW: AWARDS ROUND UP

Business award for Russell team

Brent-based Russell Automotive Centre is celebrating following picking up the title of ‘Brent Business of the Year 2016’. The FSB London Business Awards celebrated an evening of success for London-based businesses in fourteen different categories, held at the Pullman Hotel in Kings Cross in July.

The category winner was expected to demonstrate ‘outstanding initiative, imagination in enterprise as well as sound management practices’. Entrants also had to show sustainable growth, combined with commercial success ‘exceptional to the size of the business’.

Jane and Steve Russell, Directors of the local garage, were delighted with the results as they collected the award on behalf of the team from Cllr Mohammed Butt of Brent Council. “It was such an honour to have heard our name called out as the winners” said Jane Russell, “We were absolutely delighted that our business has been recognised in this way and that the contribution we have made to the community of Brent has been highlighted. We are thrilled.” This was one of two awards secured by the garage, after attaining the ‘Highly Commended for Independent Garage of the Year’ at the Motor Trade Awards, a few weeks prior to its latest appointment.

In other awards news, Swindon-based Yuasa Batteries (UK) were handed the Halfords Supplier of the Year 2016 Award during the last month. at the retailer’s conference in Birmingham. Picking up the award, Andrew Taylor, MD of Yuasa said: “We are very proud of this achievement. The award is a great acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication everyone at Yuasa has put in to improving and developing our services. This is truly a team effort”.

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