THE Howard Basford Accident Repair Group branch in Ellesmere Port is celebrating a win at the Volkswagen Group’s Paint and Body Awards 2012.
The site won the Parts Excellence award sponsored by Trade Parts Specialists (TPS), one of just 10 titles in the annual awards.
It was chosen based on the TPS purchases as a percentage of the total parts purchased by the site, the innovative approach to parts procurement and excellent loyalty and relationship developed with supplier TPS.
Mike Embleton, Volkswagen Group paint and body business manager, said: “The Volkswagen Group Paint and Body Awards recognise the most innovative and high quality bodyshops in our network of 180 bodyshops.
“Howard Basford Accident Repair Group is an excellent example of a top performing bodyshop that is always striving to improve the service they offer their customers.
“Well done to Tracy Howard and his team.”
Tracy Howard, chairman of Howard Basford, said: “It is a real honour to have received this award.
“This is a proud moment for the company as we always strive to implement the most streamlined processes in our bodyshops, to ensure that we can provide the most efficient service and premium parts to our clients.
Ritchie Fowler, acting bodyshop manager at the Ellesmere Port branch, said: “We are dedicated to developing innovative solutions to ordering, procurement and management of parts and this has enabled us to introduce even higher levels of efficiencies into our business.
“Everyone here at Ellesmere Port is absolutely delighted to have been recognised with this award.”