Dealership group Patterson Cheney wins employer of the 12 months award

Melbourne dealership group, Patterson Cheney, received the Denso-sponsored employer of the 12 months award on the 2023 Automotive Business Awards hosted by the Victoria Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) and the Tasmanian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (TACC).

Morrow Motor Group received the perfect massive enterprise (Regional Victoria) award sponsored by Bendix. 

9 of the 16 companies, enterprise individuals and apprentices introduced as leaders of their subject hail from the dealership sector. 

VACC chief government Geoff Gwilym says the awards show member and apprentice dedication to high quality and customer support. 

“It’s a enormous accolade to be named the perfect in Victoria and Tasmania. These winners go above and past, and have proved themselves greater than worthy of those titles,” Gwilym says. 

The VACC apprentice of the 12 months award, sponsored by Spirit Tremendous went to Zak Cretella of Bundoora BMW, whereas the TACC apprentice of the 12 months award with the identical sponsor went to Ben Bailey from Hobart Efficiency Autos.

Japanese Subaru worker Jonathan Roy was awarded Excellent 1st Yr Apprentice and Jeff Wignall Ford Mornington worker Benjamin Anstice was awarded Excellent 2nd Yr Apprentice.  Each awards had been sponsored by the Mining and Automotive Abilities Alliance.

Airport Toyota worker Aiden Johnston was introduced with the  Excellent Trainee of the Yr Award sponsored by SP Instruments/ 

The VACC Progressive Excellence Award went to Alex Cachia of South Morang Mazda and the TACC Progressive Excellence Award went to Brock Costello of Launceston Mazda. Each of those awards had been sponsored by Mas Nationwide. 

An unbiased choose evaluated entries based mostly on enterprise administration, office practices, customer support and environmental impacts. To make sure solely the best of VACC and TACC’s greater than 5,000 members can be topped, finalists had been randomly audited.

The winners had been introduced on the VACC President’s gala dinner, a proper night that mixed business awards and apprentice commencement festivities. 

Attendees heard from grasp of ceremonies, VACC Ambassador Shane Jacobson, and a string of top-notch entertainers on Might 13 on the Palladium at Crown, in Melbourne.