MAN Truck and Bus has held its annual dealer of the year Awards event at Wembley Stadium.
Three awards were presented recognising the success of small, medium and large dealers throughout the UK.
The winners were AN Richards of Llangollen (small), Imperial Commercials of Peterborough (medium) and HRVS Group Ripley (large), while the runners-up were, Fishlake Commercial Motors, Doncaster (small), HRVS Group Sheffield (medium) and MTB Northampton (large).
They will all receive a lump sum to invest in their businesses.
Rob Zubovic, network director for MAN, said: “The success of these six dealers is a testament to the dynamic and innovative performance of their management and the teams they have around them.
"Each operation has consistently achieved very high standards in meeting MAN’s strenuous UK service levels and those performances have formed the solid base on which these hard-fought awards are judged.”
Bryn Richards, managing director of A N Richards, said: “We are delighted to have won the title for the third year running in its current form and especially proud to have been awarded the five-star gold service award for the 10th year in a row, and the last time it is being awarded.
“It was an unexpected honour to be given a special achievement award for that too – a unique model of a truck.
“We are a family-run firm, AN Richards was founded by my mother and father and it is now run by me and my brother Gary, and my daughter and our partners are all involved.
“We have a wealth of local knowledge and pride ourselves on this and our commitment to keeping customers’ trucks on the road and working for them. We don’t have the space to have trucks waiting and we turn things around efficiently.”
“The prize money is going to be reinvested in the MAN brand.
"For the past eight years we have been building our hire fleet. MAN trucks are bulletproof as far as we are concerned and we will be investing the prize money back into the firm, either in the form of providing training or building on the hire fleet again.
"They are something we wholeheartedly believe in.”