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Mazda tops poll at the AM awards

CAR manufacturers, dealers and service companies have been celebrating success at the awards of Fleet News' sister publication AM.

Mazda won the Carmaker of the Year award thanks to a 36% increase in sales in 2003.

SEAT took the award for used car scheme, beating NetworkQ, Citroen and Honda, while Ford's Rapid Fit scooped the award for the best fast-fit programme.

The AM Awards rate companies by quality, service and innovation against a checklist of factors – planning and strategy, people management, operational processes and performance monitoring. The full list of winners is: Personality of the year, Sarah Sillers, chief executive of IMI; Retailer of the year, The Beadles Group; Carmaker of the year, Mazda Motors UK; Large retail group, Reg Vardy; Small retail group, The Beadles Group; Volume dealership, Perrys Rotherham; Small/niche dealership, Hodgson Newcastle Mazda; Used car retailer, Available Car; Used car scheme of the year, SEAT UK; Fast-fit programme of the year; Body shop, The Nationwide Crash Repair Centre; Repairer, Nationwide Autocentres; E-commerce, epyx; Marketing, The Car People; Training, Audi UK.

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