2016 GROUP CONFERENCE & AWARDS​​



On Monday, February 8th 2016 we held our 6th annual Group Conference & Awards at The Gleneagles Hotel at Auchterarder in Perthshire. The Conference was a chance to review what has been a very successful 2015 for the John Clark Motor Group, as well as discuss key objectives for 2016.

Our Group Managing Director, Chris Clark provided an insightful presentation on the successes and challenges that the group was faced with during 2015 and also stressed the key focus areas for the year ahead. A true emphasis was placed on the fact that the whole group need to get “Brilliant at the Basics” which was the overall theme of the conference.

As with previous years, we also invited external presenters. Mike Jones from ASE, who provided a very detailed view of what is happening in the industry and how we can improve in certain areas to meet or even exceed the industry average. The final speaker of the day was Trevor Mather, who has a long and successful career in the digital world and is currently CEO of Autotrader. Trevor made all of us sit up and listen to how digital is evolving and if business do not embrace what on-line offers they are likely to fail.

Prior to the awards, Chris and John presented Martin Shaw with a gift to recognise his outstanding contribution to the business over the last 12 years. Martin is due to retire at the end of March and while he will be sorely missed by all of us, we wish him all the best and hope he can enjoy more time on the golf course.

Finally, the day concluded with Chris presenting 14 awards to various individuals and teams in recognition of their outstanding contributions during 2015.


Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)






ACCOUNTS TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015


Nominees:
Specialist Cars Volkswagen Aberdeen
Aberdeen Audi
Pentland Land Rover Cupar
Specialist Cars Volkswagen Fife


Winner – Aberdeen Audi

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)






AFTERSALES TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015


Nominees:

Pentland Land Rover Perth
Dundee Audi
Group Accident Repair & PDI Centre
Pentland Land Rover Edinburgh


Winner – Pentland Land Rover Edinburgh

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)






MOST IMPROVED AFTERSALES TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015


Nominees:

Group Accident Repair & PDI Centre
Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen
Specialist Cars Volkswagen Fife
Aberdeen Audi


Winner – Group Accident Repair & PDI Centre

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)






SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015


Nominees:

Dundee Audi
Aberdeen Audi
Pentland Land Rover Edinburgh
Pentland Land Rover Perth


Winner: – Pentland Land Rover Edinburgh

MOST IMPROVED SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015


Nominees:

Pentland Land Rover Perth
Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen
Motorchoice Edinburgh
Jaguar Perth


Winner: – Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen



USED CAR SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015


Nominees:

Aberdeen Audi
Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen
Specialist Cars Volkswagen Aberdeen
Motorchoice Edinburgh
Pentland Land Rover Perth


Winner: – Aberdeen Audi


Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)






FINANCE SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015 – Premium Franchise Award


Nominees:

Aberdeen Audi
Dundee Audi
Pentland Land Rover Edinburgh
Pentland Land Rover Perth


Winner: – Aberdeen Audi


FINANCE SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015 – Non Premium Franchise Award


Nominees:

Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen
Specialist Cars Volkswagen Kirkcaldy
John Clark Aberdeen MINI


Winner: – Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen


Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)


CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD 2015


Nominees:

Thomson & Potter SKODA Perth
John Clark Tayside MINI
Dundee Audi
Specialist Cars Nissan Dundee
Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen
Clark Commercials Aberdeen
Specialist Cars Volkswagen Fife


Winner: – Specialist Cars Volkswagen Fife

MOST IMPROVED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE 2015 – Aberdeen Audi

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

RISING STAR AWARDS 2015 – Pentland Land Rover Perth & Group Marketing Team

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)






MADE THE DIFFERENCE 2015 – Individual Award


Nominees:

Colin McAllister
Karen Campbell-Eadie
Cathy MacGregor
Stuart Miller
Richard North


Winner: – Cathy MacGregor, BMW Divisional Accountant

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)






MADE THE DIFFERENCE 2015 – Team Award


Nominees:

Group Contact Centre Team
Aberdeen Audi Sales Team
Pentland Land Rover Edinburgh Sales Team
The Group Trade Team
The Group IT Team


Winner – The Group Trade Team

Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)
Monday 8th February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. John Clark Conference and Awards (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)


DEALER OF THE YEAR 2015


Nominees:

Pentland Land Rover Perth
Pentland Land Rover Edinburgh
Aberdeen Audi
Specialist Cars Nissan Aberdeen


Winner – Aberdeen Audi