Vapormatic Stockist of the Year Awards 2007
This years Stockist of the Year Awards have been tougher than ever. We take a look at the winners...
After much anticipation and excitement, the Vapormatic Stockist of the Year award has finally been announced. Presented for the financial year 2006/2007, the awards mark exceptional performance amongst the network of UK Vapormatic Stockists that have demonstrated excellence in all areas of their business including sales growth and presentation, professionalism, quality of service, support and commitment to the Vapormatic brand.
The selection process has been more difficult than ever this year, due to the high standard achieved by the Stockist network as Nick Lee, Sales Manager, explains; "Its not just about sales, but rather all aspects of a Stockist's activities. Investment into retail areas, local trade account development, loyalty, commitment, technical support and the presence of Vapormatic within the store are just a few of the contributing factors".
One award is presented to each of the Stockist groups:
- Premier Stockist
- Category A Stockist
- Category B Stockist
- Category C Stockist
The main award, ‘Stockist of the Year' is open to any of the 80 independent Stockists irrespective of their Category status.
And the award goes to...
Category C Stockist
Robertsons of Orkney, who were recently featured on the Vapormatic.com website celebrating their 10th anniversary, are the proud recipients of the Category C Stockist award. Erik Stout has seen the business grow substantially over this period and his hard work and efforts have been recognised this year.
Category B Stockist
The B Stockist award, for the second year, goes to L C Pallot and Sons, another of our island Stockists. Winners in 2006 and based in Jersey, L C Pallot have overcome the challenge of a geographically limited market and show that great service is available from Vapormatic in all corners of the British Isles.
Category A Stockist
Denleys Agricultural Parts Centre in Honiton, Devon has been presented with the Category A award. No strangers to award glory, Mike and Malcolm of Denleys have demonstrated once again a strong commitment to the Vapormatic brand and are enjoying the success this has brought.
R C Boreham, Essex, collect the prize for the Premier Stockist Category. Keen to show that having strong sales does not have to compromise quality of service, R C Boreham have achieved one of the highest accolades for their efforts.
This year saw a unique ‘Special Award' presented to Dennis Shingler and Sons, in recognition for the incredible sales growth they have seen in recent years. Dennis Shingler and Sons are currently in the process of planning a brand new retail shop to enhance service and merchandising presentation levels and hope to be in the running to the top prize next year.
Stockist of the Year
And finally, the Stockist of the Year award goes to James Pryce Tractors. Located in Tiverton, Devon, James Pryce has had what can only be described as a bountiful year. A dedicated team of staff committed both to Vapormatic and to providing an unrivalled level of service to their customers has seen them reach sales milestones and create a loyal customer base. "Vapormatic is a good fit for James Pryce, and James Pryce is a good fit for Vapormatic. That is why I have no hesitation in naming them as ‘Stockist of the Year'" - Nick Lee.
Andrew Pryce, Company Partner of James Pryce, in accepting the award acknowledged the tremendous effort of the whole parts and service team and dedicated the award to them. "We all work well with the Vapormatic team and have seen increases in product availability and range extensions that have really grown our business".
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