​Lookers Ford Leeds celebrates with its Motability Specialist of the Year at  Excellence Awards​​

Paul Bentley, Aftersales Director, hands over the Motability Specialist of the Year Award to David Vaughn

David Vaughn from Lookers Ford in Leeds has been named Specialist of the Year as part of the national Motability Scheme Dealer Awards 2017, which recognised the support provided by the motor industry to customers of the Motability Car Scheme.

The national motor retailer took the opportunity to hand David the prize at its own Lookers Excellence Awards, where 350 guests were invited to a magnificent weekend in Monaco to celebrate success across the business.

The Motability Scheme Dealer Awards programme rewards best practice and ensures customers receive exemplary customer service across the nationwide car dealer network. With prizes available across nine categories, the awards are judged on how a dealer delivers the Scheme to customers, and is assessed by customer feedback and reviews of their Motability Scheme performance.

Throughout 2017 a series of quarterly, regional prizes were awarded, and all quarterly winners were nominated for the national awards. In addition to regional success, David beat off competition from across the UK to become the 2017 national winner.

Peter Wilson, General Manager, Dealer Relations at Motability Operations Ltd: “We are really impressed with the achievements of all our winners including David Vaughn and Lookers Ford. It’s great to see the high level of service delivered by our dealer network and we are pleased to present the latest Motability Scheme Dealer Awards. The annual Awards allow us to thank dealers for providing consistently positive customer service, highlighting those who are doing it well and encouraging others to do the same.

“It is testament to the high standards, warm welcome and expert knowledge of Lookers Ford Leeds that they have been recognised as a winning dealership.”

The recent Lookers Excellence Awards saw nominees from 22 award categories across service and sales departments enjoy a relaxing weekend in Monaco before attending a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Vicky Butler-Henderson and Nigel Mansell.

David said: “Being recognised for my work for the Motability scheme was hugely rewarding and being in Monaco for the Lookers Excellence Awards was the dream place to receive my award. The Motability scheme is something I feel passionate about as it helps so many people in so many ways.”

Paul Bentley, Operations Director at Lookers, said: “We are thrilled to win a national Motability Scheme Dealer Award and to represent the high standards of the Motability Scheme. Our entire team is really proud to have been recognised for our work with the Scheme in 2017 and we especially would like to congratulate David and thank him for the hard work and professionalism he has shown in this area.”

Anyone who receives the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment, War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement or Armed Forces Independence Payment can exchange their weekly payment to lease a new car through the Motability Scheme. Insurance, servicing, RAC breakdown assistance and replacement tyres are included in the cost of the lease.

For more information about the Motability Scheme visit Lookers Ford Leeds on York Road or call 0113 853 1492.