Back-to-back success as Thomas Hardie Commercials is crowned dealer of the year

Thomas Hardie Commercials has been named as Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland’s ‘Dealer of the Year’ – clinching the award for the second consecutive time.
Back-to-back success as Thomas Hardie Commercials is crowned dealer of the year
Left to right: Steve Wilson, Mark Cunnew, Steve Kenyon, Jim Murray and Chris Schofield, of Thomas Hardie Commercials’ management team, proudly pose with the Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland’s ‘Dealer of the Year’ trophy

The honour is presented to the Volvo Trucks dealer which has demonstrated the highest level of performance, coupled with outstanding customer service in all areas.


Based in the North West of England and North Wales, Thomas Hardie Commercials came out on top after recording particularly impressive results for vehicle uptime, MOT performance and parts sales. It also scored highly for used truck sales.


The judges praised the business for its “continued success”, adding: “It’s a major achievement to win this coveted award two years in a row. The competition is always of the highest standard, so to come out on top again is testament to the company’s sustained results and the strong level of service Thomas Hardie Commercials offers its customers.”


Jim Murray, Managing Director, Thomas Hardie Commercials, said: “We are delighted to win this award for a second consecutive year, it is a real honour for all the team.


“The success is down to the hard work and commitment of every member of staff at Thomas Hardie Commercials. We are proud of the performance levels we have achieved and are looking forward to building on those results as we head into 2021.”


Thomas Hardie Commercials was founded in 1985 with just two depots. Today it operates from seven main dealer sites, in Deeside, Middlewich, Moorgate, Lancaster, Liverpool, Preston and Trafford Park. It also operates a separate body and paint shop under the Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions banner, based in Chorley.


This year’s Annual Awards Dinner was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Martin Tomlinson
Head of Media, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland
Tel: +44 7775 938063

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