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Vertu Masters Awards 2019 - A Massive success!


Tainted Ltd are delighted to announce the huge success of the Vertu Motors ‘Masters Club Awards’ 2019, which took place at the prestigious The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Saturday 22nd June 2019. Vertu Motors Plc has recognised the fantastic work of its colleagues during their annual Masters Awards.

With pride Vertu share the Group picture of our 2019 #VertuMasters Award winners. Vertu's best of the best, delivering outstanding experiences in all area of the Group. #DrivenByTalent

The awards, which have been held for the past eight years, are a chance for the Group’s CEO, Robert Forrester, to acknowledge the achievements of colleagues from across Vertu’s Group. With a portfolio containing over 121 franchised and 3 non-franchised locations, Vertu Motors PLC is the 5th largest automotive retailer in the United Kingdom


The winners were presented with their awards by both the Group’s Chief Executive Robert Forrester and legendary Brian Blessed OBE as the awards compere, the larger than life British actor. Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice.


Larger Than Life British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice.

Following the ceremony, Strictly Come Dancing’s talented and mesmerising Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag took to the illuminated enormous 8m x 8m dancefloor. The ballroom dancing professionals immediately wowed the guests as Anton dramatically entered the room singing whilst emerging down the balcony staircase, the guests were treated with multiple costume changes, jokes/humour and audience participation and varied dance routines from Strictly and their forthcoming tour ‘Dance Those Magical Movies’ that will see them dancing their way through 2020 on their tour, which will be taking place in the UK and Ireland.


Immediately afterwards Killer Queen (Europe’s biggest tribute to Queen and the event’s headline entertainment) took to the stage to get the guests in a frenzy. To end the awards, the dancing shoes were on! Killer Queen absolutely blew the roof off The Queens Hotel! After an iconic performance the resident DJ played to guests until the small hours.


The awards cover all aspects of the business and recognise colleagues from every corner of the Group, from sales executives, drivers and accountants to technicians. The winners were chosen from more than 5,000 colleagues for their outstanding work throughout the year and of demonstrating the five keys of success; character, attitude, drive, energy and talent.


Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Vertu Motors said: “As a Group we are passionate about recognising and rewarding hard work and talent, and these awards are a chance to do just that.

“Vertu Motors has enjoyed another great year, so it is only right that we honour colleagues that have made this success possible with a fantastic night of celebrations.

“This year we have some new faces at the awards, which showcases some of the new talent we have in our team as well as many long-serving colleagues.

“Every colleague nominated has performed to an exceptional level and as we continue to grow, it gets harder to win an award. Every winner deserves recognition, but so do the teams supporting them across the business.”


More Information on Vertu Motors


Vertu Motors plc (which trades under the Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors, Vertu Toyota, Vertu Honda, Vertu Volkswagen, Vertu Mercedes-Benz, Farnell Jaguar Land Rover and Hughes Group brands) was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses. The group was founded as a new entrant into the UK motor retail sector and is listed on the AIM market (UK:VTU). In 2017, the Group became the first major UK motor retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase a used vehicle entirely online with the launch of Bristol Street Motors Buy Online. The platform enables customers to buy a used vehicle in as little as five minutes if they have the funds in place, arrange financial packages if they don’t, and have the vehicle delivered to any UK mainland home address. Since flotation in December 2006, the Group has established itself as a major player in the United Kingdom automotive retail sector. The Group operates 125 outlets representing 23 manufacturers across the UK.


Vertu Motors PLC is a car dealership group based in the United Kingdom, which was established in 2006. It is listed on the Alternative Investment Market. The company started trading by acquiring Bristol Street Motors in March 2007, a Birmingham based dealer that started in the beginning of the 1900s, for GB£31m cash, £9m of shares, and assumed debt of £29m. The company sells a variety of car marques under the Vertu, Bristol Street Motors, Farnell and Macklin Motors name, a company acquired by Vertu in Scotland in July 2010. The company's largest acquisition since its establishment with Bristol Street Motors was GB£31m, to purchase the Yorkshire based dealerships Farnell Land Rover in May 2013. The company also provides vehicle leasing for personal and business use under the brand Vertu Lease Cars.


Tainted would like to Thank:

Tainted Ltd would like to thank all the suppliers we worked with on these prestigious awards, we couldn’t have done it without everyone of these amazing companies and talented individuals, for GDPR reasons we can’t list everyone involved but a huge thanks goes out to Alrose Productions (AV & Tech). Andy McNair and his team worked with Tainted Ltd and Vertu Motors to pull off one of the most celebrated Masters Awards to date.


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