Garage chain Servicesure has awarded Oly’s Autos the title of Autocentre of the Year in its annual awards.
The Rhyl-based business beat competition from more than 600 independent garages across the Servicesure network in England, Scotland and Wales. The fifth annual Servicesure Autocentre of the Year Awards, held at Coombe Abbey in Coventry, brought together nominees for this year’s awards, event sponsors and representatives from leading motor factor GSF Car Parts, which runs Servicesure.
Oly’s Autos owner Oly Basketfield said: “We were completely shocked, happy and excited to have won the award. We try really hard to put everything we can into the business, so it is great to get this kind of recognition to show we are doing it right.
“The business has grown over the years and Servicesure have offered us great support since we became a member. In particular, we would really like to thank Ben Spencer from the Servicesure team and Andy Jones Williams at GSF Rhyl for their service and support.”
Established in 2019, Oly’s Autos is run by husband and wife team Oly and Emma, servicing customers across Rhyl, Denbighshire and Conwy.
Fantastic awareness for Oly’s Autos
“This is a fantastic accolade for Oly and the team at Oly’s Autos that reflects their progressive, professional and high quality commitment to running their business,” added Head of Servicesure Paul Dineen.
“The team are absolutely spot on in all the essentials you’d want from a garage and they took this to the next level with their clear marketing strategy, engaging social media presence and investment in EV and hybrid equipment and training for the team.”
The independent judging panel for the awards also cited Oly’s Autos’ easily navigable website, the quality of their workshop and demonstrable commitment to safety as key factors behind their win.
With the independent aftermarket helping the automotive industry push forward following COVID-19 lockdowns, and with struggles in the new-car market meaning drivers are holding onto vehicles for longer, awareness of independent garages is growing, and national chain networks can help drive that awareness forward.
Servicesure Awards highlight independent aftermarket
Servicesure is owned and operated by GSF Car Parts, with all member garages adhering to strict levels of quality and service.
“With more than 600 Servicesure members across the UK, it takes something really special to come out on top at these awards and that’s exactly what Oly and the team at Oly’s Autos delivered,” said GSF Car Parts Managing Director for Branch Sales and Operations Steve Gray.
“The Servicesure Autocentre of the Year Awards celebrate our member garages delivering a first-class service to their customers, just as everyone at GSF’s 180+ sites endeavours to do day in, day out too.
“In the year ahead, we’ll be working closely with our stakeholders, suppliers and training providers to support new and existing Servicesure members as they adapt to emerging opportunities in the evolving aftermarket.”
The 2022 Autocentre of the Year awards were sponsored by a number of valued Servicesure partners, including Autotech Group, Brembo, Bumper, Clover, Comma, Delphi, Gallaghers, Garage Services, GS Yuasa, IMI, LUK, Mann Filter, Petronas, Purple, Slicker and The Motor Ombudsman.
The full list of winners is as follows:
• National Servicesure Autocentre of the Year: Oly’s Autos
• North East Autocentre of the Year: Simon Graeme Limited
• North West Autocentre of the Year: Oly’s Autos
• Midlands Autocentre of the Year: GP Auto Services Ltd
• South East Autocentre of the Year: Winchmore Hill service centre ltd
• South West Autocentre of the Year: Dunlop Motors
• Scotland Autocentre of the Year: Blair Atholl Garage
• Best Newcomer: Trustytec
• Best EVSure Garage: Cleevely Electric Vehicles
• Special Recognition Award: Hayley Pells
• The Motor Ombudsman Customer Service Award: MotorServ UK
• GSF Car Parts Region