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Marque hails dealer excellence

Mercedes-Benz Botany and Keith Andrews Whangarei claim retailer of the year awards at dinner event.
Posted on 26 April, 2023
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Joerg Schmidt, left, general manager for Mercedes-Benz Cars NZ, and Jon Aldridge, dealer principal for Mercedes-Benz Botany  
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James Hudson-Owen, brand manager at Keith Andrews Whangarei, accepts the van retailer of the year award from Tracey Appleton, business development manager for Mercedes-Benz Vans NZ  

Mercedes-Benz New Zealand has celebrated excellence across its cars, vans and financial services networks at its annual retailer of the year awards for 2022.

Mercedes-Benz Botany was named retailer of the year and came away with the top accolade of the Circle of Excellence. The dealership’s Lee Li also won the sales consultant of the year award for pre-owned cars.

The retailer of the year crown for vans went to Keith Andrews Whangarei and the company’s Mac Sykes scooped the service manager of the year honour.

Retailers representing the different divisions of Mercedes-Benz NZ attended the recent dinner event at Auckland’s waterfront as gongs were handed out to hail achievements during a year when Mercedes-Benz Cars transitioned to a new agency business model.

Repeat winners included Victor Zhang, from Mercedes-Benz North Shore, who was crowned elite sales consultant for the third year in a row, and Akash Jagaroo, from Mercedes-Benz Wellington, who completed his own hat-trick as parts manager of the year for cars.

Award winners 2022

Mercedes-Benz Cars

Circle of Excellence, Retailer of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Botany

Star Guild awards

Sales Manager of the Year – Jarrod Buchanan (Mercedes-Benz Christchurch)
Elite Sales Consultant of the Year: Elite – Victor Zhang (Mercedes-Benz North Shore)
Premium Sales Consultant of the Year – Martin Ngan (Mercedes-Benz Wellington)
AMG Sales Consultant of the Year – Terry Milne (Mercedes-Benz Christchurch)
EQ Sales Consultant of the Year – Martin Ngan (Mercedes-Benz Wellington)
Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Consultant of the Year – Lee Li (Mercedes-Benz Botany)

Customer services

Parts Manager of the Year – Akash Jagaroo (Mercedes-Benz Wellington)
Service Manager of the Year – Daniel Long (Ingham Prestige)
Service Adviser of the Year – Neil Kumar (Mercedes-Benz North Shore)

Mercedes-Benz Finance

Business Manager of the Year – Veronica Armstrong (Mercedes-Benz Christchurch)

Mercedes-Benz Vans

Retailer of the Year

Keith Andrews Whangarei

Customer services

Parts Manager of the Year – Akash Jagaroo (Mercedes-Benz Wellington)
Service Manager of the Year – Mac Sykes (Keith Andrews Whangarei)

Sales

Sales Person of the Year – Charlene Whittal (Mercedes-Benz North Shore)