The winners of the inaugural AMP Awards have been announced following a glittering evening and awards ceremony in Birmingham.
Top mobility equipment retailers from across the country gathered in the Pavilion Suite of the Hilton Metropole to celebrate innovation and excellence within the industry.
Managing directors, buyers and showroom managers were out in force after many had earlier attended the Trade Days show, which takes place again today at the NEC.
The AMP Awards was founded to specifically honour mobility retailers involved in taking care of hundreds of thousands of people across the UK.
Following a drinks reception and networking, 10 highly prized awards were presented.
The winner of each category was entirely decided by the industry, including fellow dealers, suppliers and manufacturers in an online vote, making it the ultimate endorsement from the trade.
Many of the categories went down to the wire and in some cases first and second place were separated by a just a couple of percent, underlining just how high the standards have been set.
The winners were:
Dealer of the Year (North) – RKS OT Services Ltd
Dealer of the Year (South) – Clearwell Mobility
Dealer of the Year (Rest of the UK) – Easy Living Mobility
Best Online Initiative – Spring Chicken
Best Customer Service Initiative – Ableworld UK
Dealer of the Year for Industry Innovation – Lifestyle & Mobility
Dealer of the Year for Product Growth & Development – Middletons
Dealer of the Year for Aftersales Support – The Mobility Aids Centre
Store Manager of the Year – Ben & Jamie Watts, Solent Mobility
Unsung Industry Hero of the Year – Sean Taylor, Unique Mobility