Finalists and Award Winners Announced at Glittering Sewells-MSXI NADA Business of the Year Awards

Sewells awards are the only independent assessment for the performance of the Retail Motor Industry. Sewells focuses on the financial returns achieved.

These awards are presented annually. There are 15 nominations out of ± 1400 dealers divided into 5 sections across all franchises. This year we have 5 nominations which is an outstanding achievement, making up 33% of the total industry – we must be doing something right.

My congratulations go to the DP’s, franchise directors and support teams involved. Very well done – we must also have had some very close misses.

    Nominations are:

  • Darren Gray – CMH Land Rover and Jaguar Umhlanga
  • Mark van Heerden – CMH Lexus Gateway, winner of the Category for 2018
  • Riaan van der Walt – CMH Honda Menlyn
  • Darryl Govender – CMH Nissan Pietermaritzburg (2ND nomination)
  • Conroy McHaffie – CMH Isuzu / Opel Eastrand
    This follows last year’s nominations of 3 dealerships:

  • Darryl Govender – CMH Nissan Pietermaritzburg
  • Robert Downs – CMH Nissan Pinetown
  • Donna McCulloch – CMH Mazda / Suzuki Umhlanga

A track record that we can all be jointly very proud off. In both years we have performed way above our market share.

The National Automobile Dealers’ Association Presents Lifetime Achievement Awards at Business of the year Event to CEO Jebb McIntosh

The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) awarded its highest honour, the NADA Lifetime Achievement Award, to a deserving recipients at a function which took place at the Kyalami Conference Centre in Midrand on 7 March, 2019.

The award was presented to the person, in the view of the NADA judging panel, who has had a successful career in the retail motor industry and has most notably raised the profile and reputation of the association.

This year, the NADA Lifetime Achievement Award honoured a worthy beneficiaries. Jebb McIntosh, CEO of the CMH Group, for having distinguished themselves in their dedication to the industry.

Jebb McIntosh, accepted the prestigious award. Derik Scorer, NADA Senior Vice-Chairman paid tribute to this stalwart and icon of the motor industry.

“Jebb has served the retail motor industry having been a member of various national dealer bodies. He also served on the retail motor groups’ forum and, in 1982, was nominated as Ford Businessman of the Year,” said Scorer in paying tribute to the honouree.
“Most importantly, he has worked tirelessly over many years in support of dealer issues, adding value through his clear and insightful views. His introduction and mentorship of a host of industry executives has enriched the professionalism of the industry. Throughout his career, Jebb has combined his financial acumen with a passionate sales drive and entrepreneurial flair. He is a hard-driven motorman with a gutsy approach to challenges.”

“This award is in recognition of his tenacious passion and relentless dedication over many years to changing and improving the trading environment within the South African retail automotive sector. Jebb’s legacy of inspirational and visionary leadership will be etched in the annuals of the South African Motor Industry for eternity,” concluded Scorer.

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