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Bradys Arva crowned VW dealer of the year

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Pictured at the award presentation was (L-R), Padraig Brady, retailer principal, Bradys Arva Ltd. and Alan Bateson, Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland.

Pictured at the award presentation was (L-R), Padraig Brady, retailer principal, Bradys Arva Ltd. and Alan Bateson, Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland.

Bradys Arva has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2018 at the recent Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards.

The award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is the highest honour that a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles retailer can achieve.

The award was presented to Padraig Brady (retailer principal) of Bradys Arva, by Alan Bateson, Managing Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland, at a gala awards ceremony held in Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow.

Commenting on the award, Padraig Brady, retailer principal, Bradys Arva said, "I am incredibly proud to receive the prestigious Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year accolade on behalf of our magnificent team at Brady's of Arva.

“To win this award is a huge testament to both our staff and to our very loyal and expanding customer base who continue to support us with their custom year after year. They are the most important element of our business and we never try to lose sight of that.

“As a family business operating in rural Ireland for close to sixty years, this recognition is something that we will treasure for a very long time.

“It was a great team effort and we couldn't have done it without everyone's assistance including; our customer-focused sales team and service advisors, our manufacturer trained technicians, our service, support and parts advisors and all of the administrative personnel based in our premises in Arva.

“In picking up this award, I would also like to recognise the invaluable support and guidance that I receive from Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited who continue to underpin our constantly evolving industry with first class service, advice and encouragement."

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Congratulating the team at Bradys Arva, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Director Alan Bateson said, “This is a very well deserved accolade for Bradys Arva who deliver not only our award winning and best in market products but a service in sales and aftersales that ensures all customers are given the service they require.

“In 2018, Bradys Arva helped to deliver a 23% market share, making Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Bradys Arva the Number 1 choice in Cavan.

“2018 was once again a successful year for the brand in Ireland and 2019 has started the same.

“New models like the Crafter and Amarok, alongside long time best-selling vehicles in Ireland such as the Caddy and Transporter are one of the reasons for this, another is our specialised Commercial Retailer network and Bradys Arva are an example of this.”