The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) named Eddie Hawthorne as Industry Icon Award of the year.

The Glasgow based Chief Executive of car dealer Arnold Clark received the award during the NFDA Autumn Ball at the Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director, commented: ‘The NFDA congratulates Eddie on his achievement, it is well deserved and is a reflection on the hard work and dedication Eddie has shown the industry over his many years of involvement.

“Arnold Clark is one of the industry’s leading retailers. Eddie’s determination, grit and professionalism have contributed greatly to the continued development of the group which has consistently delivered high levels of business performance.”

Industry Icon of the year is one of three categories included in the NFDA Awards.



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