The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) 2016 Autumn Ball took place over the weekend at the Grove Resort in Hertfordshire.

The night was compered by Mark Durden-Smith, while Fred MacAulay provided the after dinner entertainment. Over 130 leading industry figures enjoyed a night of fine food and wine with the opportunity to network with fellow colleagues from across the UK.

Gary Savage, Mercedes-Benz UK CEO, was awarded the manufacturer award following the outstanding results obtained at the latest Dealer Attitude Survey. The industry partner award went to Allianz, while David Main, former chief executive of BEN, now retired, won the special recognition award.

Sue Robinson, Director of the NFDA, commented on the event, “Congratulations to all the winners on the well-deserved awards and thanks to all those who have attended the event and participated to raise £ 1,230 for BEN the automotive charity.”



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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.