The North Kildare Chamber Business awards 2016 took place in the K Club on Friday 18th November. The awards are county wide awards recognising Entrepreneurship, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. Finlay’s were especially excited for the award ceremony this year as Finlay Motor Group was nominated for two of the awards at this year’s ceremony. The awards Finlay Motor Group was nominated for were ‘Retail Excellence’ & ‘SME of the Year’. All at Finlays had high hopes for at least one of the two nominated awards but knew that the competition was high.
The anticipation and nerves were very high when the winner of the first of the two awards we were nominated for was being announced. This award was for ‘Retail excellence’ and we were up against two great businesses. Unfortunately we did not win this award on this occasion but were delighted for Sheehy Motors who w
This month has been very exciting at Finlay Motor Group. It was time again for the North Kildare Chamber awards to be entered. Last year at the Kildare Chamber awards Gary & Mike Finlay won the ‘Entrepreneurs of the Year’. Both Mike and Gary were and are still very proud of this award and delighted to be recognised on a local level.
After the success of last year we were very excited to put ourselves forward for the awards again this year. It was decided that we would put in applications for not one but two of 10 the North Kildare Chamber awards. The categories we submitted applications for were ‘Retail Excellence’ and ‘SME of the Year’.
With such outstanding businesses in Kildare we knew the competition was going to be tough. After submission of the applications there was an anxious wait to hear [...]
1. What do I require for a finance application? The main details necessary for the initial finance application are: Basic personal information, employment details & bank account details including IBAN.
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So you have decided it is time to change your current vehicle. The next step taken is online research, over 90% of new car buyers conducting research online before visiting a dealership.
With the internet taking over and making it ever easier to compare and contrast, it is easy to skip over some other important aspects of the new car shopping experience.
So what is one important aspect which cannot yet be done online? The test drive!
A lot of people can underestimate the importance of this when looking at buying or leasing their next vehicle. It is easy to fall in love with the look of a vehicle after researching it so much online, that it can often lead to not paying attention to the importance of test drives.
A common saying you hear is ‘you wouldn’t buy a new car without taking it for a test drive’, but this in fact often happens. To [...]
With the motoring industry in Ireland showing + 23% increase for the first half of the year according to SIMI, Finlay Motor Group is hoping for the same positivity for the rest of the year.
SIMI Director General Alan Nolan said ‘This year promises to be the first normal year of registrations since the recession and with the range of attractive offers available across all brands we are confident that 162 will also deliver in the coming months.”
With the 162 registrations well and truly under way we all here at Finlay’s are hoping that the industry stats and Alan are right.
To a lot of us it feels like we were only getting over the rush from 161. The hustle and bustle is exciting & it is [...]
Finlay Volvo had a very busy week last week attending two very exciting launches.
The first was held in Killashee House Hotel for The Currgah Racecourse’s launch of their Summer Season Racing Programme and Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon. The proud partnership between Finlay Volvo & The Currgah Racecourse allowed Finlay Volvo to showcase some of our own stylish Volvo’s.
Although the night was about launching the competition for the Style Icon at The Currgah, we think the Volvo’s give them all a run for their money. Both an XC90 & XC60 were proudly parked at the red carpet entrance of the launch evening. As you can see the two vehicles looked amazing parked in front of the picturesque Killashee House Hotel.
The second launch of the week for Finlay Volvo was very exciting for us, it was the launch of the Volvo S90.
This week we were busy getting set up for a big week at Balmoral Show, Northern Irelands largest agricultural event. The Balmoral show is fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy, with a huge timetable of events on every day you can be sure none of the family will be bored.
Finlay Equi-Trek horse boxes are proud to be apart of this event again this year. We are delighted to sponsor the SJ3 1.35m national show jumping class. Also so as everyone gets to have a up close and personal view of the horse boxes we have 4 vehicles on display for the duration of the event. Jonathan will be on hand at the trade stand to answer any questions or queries you may have about these superb vehicles.
This year marks the 3rd year of our proud partnership with Naas Cycling Club. One of NCC many charity events ‘Tour de Foothills’ took place this Sunday 10/4/16.
We had the pleasure of hosting this event in our showrooms here in Naas. Helping out charity events such as this is something we are very fond of and try to do as much as we possibly can. The NCC Tour de Foothills was an opportunity for all cyclists to enjoy a day in the saddle while taking in all the scenery of the Wicklow Foothills with a 110km or 65km route. All proceeds of the event went directly to Saplings School for Children with Autism & Special Needs, Kill, Co. Kildare. The event was an outstanding success with 500+ cyclists taking to the saddle in aid of this very worthy cause. Luckily the weather did not put off the 500+ selfless cyclists who braved the [...]