RETAILER OF THE YEAR: sponsored by Haynes
Andersonâ€™s Motor Stores, Tadley
Andersonâ€™s pitches itself as a â€œsmall business with big business skillsâ€. Opened more than 30 years ago by the late Roy Anderson, it is now owned by Terry Nash. The company says it has succeeded in the â€œbig boyâ€ motor trade by adopting the latest computer technology and stocking a wide range of products.
Betta Motoring, Scarborough
Betta Motoring is a member of the A1 Motor Stores network. Situated on Queen Street, it claims to be Scarboroughâ€™s biggest high street and online independent seller of car parts, accessories and performance products. The shop also stocks motorcycle accessories and is a supporter of the Right to Repair Campaign.
Dunlopâ€™s Auto Shop, Glasgow
Family-owned Dunlopâ€™s has been in business since 1967 and has always moved with the times. Supplying everything from car seats to spark plugs and wheels, the shop prides itself on being â€œone of the most modern auto shops in the east end of Glasgowâ€. Dunlopâ€™s has a sister factoring operation on the other side of Glasgow.
Revolution Performance Motorstore, Gateshead
Founded in 1997, Revolution specialises in alloy wheels, tyres, performance and styling modifications. Its purpose-built headquarters boast a showroom and workshop kitted out with the latest technology, including the Hunter4 wheel alignment tracking machine to cater for 4x4s, SUVs, fast-road or track day monsters.