Peter Vosper, NFDA Chairman's award.

Peter Vosper Wins the NFDA Chairman’s Award!



In recognition of his outstanding leadership, dedication, and unwavering support for NFDA initiatives throughout the year, Peter Vosper, chairman of southwest England dealer group Vospers Motors, received the prestigious NFDA Chairman’s Award.

“I have been involved with the NFDA for many years and am proud to have Chaired the South Wales and South West dealers, and represent them on the National Executive committee. I have encouraged dealers of all sizes to communicate their issues as I believe there is a need for family businesses as well as the larger PLC,s, particularly in rural areas. Sue Robinson the Chief Executive of the NFDA has always been supportive and it has been a pleasure to work with her and her team.” Peter Vosper, Vospers Chairman

Peter Vosper and other award winners.

What is the NFDA Chairman’s Award?

The prestigious NFDA Spring Ball celebrates achievements in the automotive industry. Dealers, manufacturers, and key players from across the automotive sector gathered for an evening of exquisite dining and top-notch entertainment. All in honour of dealerships that have excelled in the industry.

NFDA Spring Ball.

The NFDA Chairman’s Award, chosen by David Newman himself, honours individuals in the automotive industry who go the extra mile to support the NFDA all year long. This year’s recipient was our very own Peter Vosper, Chairman of Vospers Motors Ltd. He was recognized for his exceptional leadership, dedication, and unwavering support for NFDA initiatives.

Other NFDA Chairman’s Award Winners

The evening wasn’t just about celebrating the Chairman’s Award recipient. Throughout the night, a range of awards were presented, honoring outstanding achievements by industry leaders in various automotive sectors.

Manufacturer Partner of the Year

Winner: Kia UK Limited

Kia UK took home top honors in the NFDA Summer 2023 Dealer Attitude Survey, recognized for their strong dealer partnerships and outstanding performance. Chris Lear, Aftersales Director of KIA Motors UK, received the award.

Industry Partner of the Year Award

Winner: METRYX

The NFDA recognized METRYX for their exceptional support to the association and its franchised dealer network. METRYX CEO, Mike Khan, accepted the award on behalf of the company. The NFDA specifically commended METRYX’s contributions to the past two Dealer Attitude Surveys, highlighting the improved user experience for the report and the richer analytical content.

Industry Personality of the Year Award

Winner: Terence Donnelly OBE, Group Executive Chairman of Donnelly Group

The industry recognized Terence Donnelly OBE with the prestigious Industry Personality of the Year Award, sponsored by Indeed. Donnelly, a driving force behind the NFDA in Northern Ireland, played a pivotal role in establishing NFDA NI. Through his leadership, NFDA NI has gained significant influence with the Northern Ireland government and decision-makers.

Green Dealer Award

Winner: Soper of Lincoln

In recognition of their commitment to environmental sustainability, Soper of Lincoln was awarded the Green Dealer Award. Their dedication to eco-friendly practices was exemplified by their strong support of the EVA scheme, achieving full dealership approval and successful re-accreditation. Bryan Sleaford, Head of Business at Soper of Lincoln, received the award on the company’s behalf.

Winner: Vertu Motors

Vertu Motors’ dedication to environmental sustainability and the transition to zero emissions vehicles was recognized at a recent awards ceremony. Andy Goss, Chairman of the Board, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Vertu Motors’ commitment is evidenced by their achievement of 100% EVA program accreditation and re-accreditation across all their dealerships. Furthermore, their recent order of EVA marketing toolkits demonstrates their proactive approach to promoting electric vehicle retail to consumers, solidifying their position at the forefront of this evolving market.

The Green Manufacturer of the Year Award

Winner: BYD UK

BYD UK’s collaborative efforts with its dealer network were recognized at a recent industry event, earning them the Green Manufacturer of the Year Award. This distinction highlights their commitment to supporting retailers in meeting the growing demand for alternative fuel vehicles. Simon Bisp, Head of Sales at BYD UK, proudly accepted the award on the company’s behalf.