Top BMW retailers acknowledged with awards

BMW Group South Africa hosted its annual Retailer of the Year Awards, recognising exceptional performance across the BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad retailers during 2023.

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An embodiment of the brand’s culture of excellence, the event showcased the achievements of its retailer network in seven award categories.

In the second year since its introduction as a standalone award, the social responsibility category was won by BMW Bryanston. With significant impact in contributing to the educational needs of disadvantaged South African youth, the retailer champions initiatives that build its communities. Stavros Neophitou, Dealer Principal at BMW Bryanston, received the trophy from Thilosh Moodally, Director Government Affairs and Communications, BMW Group South Africa (Photo).

“The Retailer of the Year Awards highlight the valuable expertise and diligent initiative of BMW Group South Africa’s retail partners for the year. As BMW Group South Africa, we are proud of our retailers who deliver outstanding results because of the true dedication and team spirit that our brand culture embraces,” says Peter van Binsbergen, CEO of BMW Group South Africa.

  • Retailer of the Year

BMW Midrand (large), BMW Nelson Mandela Bay (small-medium), MINI Midrand, and BMW Motorrad Montana.

  • Best Retailer in Sales

BMW Durban South (large), BMW Ballito (small-medium), MINI Sandton, and BMW Motorrad Montana.

  • Best M-Sales Retailer

BMW Durban South.

  • Best Retailer in Financial Services

BMW Midrand (large), BMW Pinetown (small-medium), MINI Midrand, and BMW Motorrad Mbombela.

  • Best Retailer in Customer Support

BMW Umhlanga (large), BMW Pinetown (small-medium), MINI Midrand, and BMW Motorrad Rustenburg.

MINI Retailer of the Year - BMW Midrand: Peter van Binsbergen, CEO, BMW Group South Africa, Luke Dreyer, Dealer Principal at BMW Midrand, and Carmen Myles, Head of MINI, BMW Group South Africa.
BMW Retailer of the Year (small/ medium) - BMW Nelson Mandela Bay: Peter van Binsbergen, CEO, BMW Group South Africa, Trevor Villet, Dealer Principal at BMW Nelson Mandela Bay, and Rob Gearing, General Manager Aftersales, BMW Group South Africa.

In his response to winning the top title in sales consecutively, Matthew Vermaak, Dealer Principal at MINI Sandton comments: “It is a pleasure to lead this team, whose continued passion and dedication make my job easy. Having won MINI Sales Retailer of the Year for the third consecutive year, I would like to congratulate the team for their outstanding representation of our products and services.”

Luke Dreyer, Dealer Principal at BMW Midrand comments: “We are building significant financial insight, experience and ecosystems, and we have been doing so consistently over the years, winning in the financial services category. Thank you to all our colleagues who help our customers navigate a changing economic environment and world. Together, we can continue to create inclusive growth here and for the communities the BMW brand serves.”

BMW Retailer of the Year (large) - BMW Midrand: Peter van Binsbergen, CEO, BMW Group South Africa, Luke Dreyer, Dealer Principal at BMW Midrand, and Renier Beneke, General Manager Sales and Distribution, BMW Group South Africa.
BMW Motorrad Retailer of the Year - BMW Motorrad Montana: Tim McGregor, Dealer Principal at BMW Motorrad Montana, and Shaun Willis, Head of BMW Motorrad South Africa.

“Congratulations to our exceptional team for their unwavering commitment to exceeding our customers' expectations, earning us this esteemed accolade. At Supertech, we are dedicated to personalising customer experiences, ensuring each interaction meets our customer’s needs. This award is testament to our ongoing efforts to redefine standards and elevate service excellence,” says Rudolf Avallone, Dealer Principal at BMW Pinetown, after winning the title in the customer support small and medium category for the second year in a row.

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