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SIMI Award Winners Announced

The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with sponsor Bank of Ireland, took place recently at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. Simon Delaney, master of ceremonies announced the accolades in front of over 700 senior Motor Industry figures. 

Brian Cooke, SIMI Director General and John Feeney, Head of Property, Project & Asset-backed Finance of Bank of Ireland Finance presented the five award categories in total.

The award winners, adjudicated by an independent panel, operate across all sectors of the Irish Motor Industry. Companies selected demonstrated an award-winning level of excellence and best practice over the last 12 months. 

Before their announcement, SIMI President Paddy Magee (pictured) commended the resilience and adaptability of the Motor Industry to trade during these challenging times and acknowledged the industry’s continue committed to the climate change targets. 

The motor industry continues to play a significant role in the Irish economy, collecting over €1billion euro for the Exchequer from car sales last year. When other motoring taxes, and the annual tax take from motorists are included it is close to €6billion euro.

The Irish Motor Industry Award Winners 2024

Bodyshop of the Year: Denning’s Cars Ltd, Dublin, 

Vehicle Recovery Operator of the Year: Hamill Rental Ltd, Co. Westmeath

Independent Retailer Operation of the Year: Autopoint Motor Group, Co. Kerry

Franchised Aftersales Operation of the Year: Toyota Naas, Co. Kildare

Franchise Sales Operation of the Year: Western Motors Drogheda, Co. Louth

The Society warmly welcomed Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI), who announced the winners of the ZEVI EV Dealership of the Year regional awards. These awards recognise and reward excellence in the promotion and sale of electric vehicles (EVs) in Ireland. 

ZEVI EV Dealership of the Year Regional Award Winners:

Fitzpatrick's Garage Kildare Ltd in Kildare for Leinster,

Fermoy Nissan in Cork for Munster,

Western Motors Ltd in Galway for Connaught

Connolly's Volkswagen in Letterkenny for Ulster