Mark Featherstone-Harvey, Sales Manager at our Helston Garages Volkswagen Dealership reflects on the year and what the team have achieved.
What with the end of the year fast approaching, we thought there would be no better time to reflect on the events of 2017, here at Helston Garages. The months pass by so quickly it’s easy to forget individual events, but when stopping to consider what has taken place it’s somewhat surprising!
In quarter one we were proud to receive the Motability Dealer Award of 2017. This came as a result of Motability asking their customers for feedback, and people returning to Helston Garages for another new Volkswagen on this very worthy scheme. The presentation took place in the showroom and were fortunate enough to feature in the West Briton too.
In April the New Golf was launched with improved specification and even more competitive pricing. It’s since won numerous awards from the likes of Autocar, Car Buyer, What Car, Auto Express and Evo Magazine. In latter months we’ve also seen the addition of the Hybrid Golf GTE to the range, which is proving more popular than ever.
In May we had our first ‘Premium Event’ which proved a huge success. We had four days of back to back appointments and many customers bagged a bargain!
In September the now hugely popular scrappage scheme was announced. Volkswagen are offering up to £6000 in part exchange, for pre 2010 diesel cars! Maybe no better time to tell friends and family? We offer a £50 introduction reward for recommending new customers. Please get in touch to find out how, best to take full advantage of this offer and spread the word, the cut off date for scrappage orders is the end of December!
October saw the announcement of the exciting new T-Roc, a medium sized SUV. Two of our sales team had the pleasure of a trip to Majorca to see and drive the new car, and haven’t stopped saying good things since they returned. Some of you may remember having received an invite to see the very first car in the UK, here at Helston? In case you couldn’t make it here’s a video we put together.
The New Polo was announced in October and the first cars are expected to arrive in January. The brand new Arteon luxury hatchback has just arrived in the showroom and looks amazing!
Throughout the year we’ve also had staff announcing pregnancies, two members of the team graduated through Volkswagens qualification process and were rewarded with an all expenses paid trip to the factory in Wolfsburg. Many other staff also took great pride in taking part in fundraising activities throughout the year too.
It may be a little early to say, but in case we don’t see you between now and Christmas we wish you the best for the festive period, and look forward to seeing you in 2018, if not sooner.