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SIMI Awards 2016 ‘Franchised Sales Operation of the Year’

Finlay Motor Groups 80th year in business has been marked by achieving the highest accolade in the Irish motor industry by being voted the Best Franchised Dealer in Ireland at the SIMI.



Finlay Motor Group based in M7 Motor Park, Naas, Co. Kildare has been named as ‘Franchised Sales Operation of the Year’ at the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards. The accolade was announced by RTE presenter Des Cahill at a glittering ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 18th February in front of over 700 of the Motor Industry’s senior figures and guests in attendance.

The awards now in their sixth year honored those businesses that have demonstrated excellence and best practice in their Industry over the last 12 months. Open to all sectors of the Irish Motor Industry with nine award categories in total.

Finlay Motor Group is a family run business who has been serving the motorists of Kildare and surrounding areas since 1936. This year marks Finlay’s 80th year in business [...]




SIMI Awards 2016


Finlay Motor Group has been nominated for both Franchised Dealer Categories at this year’s prestigious SIMI 2016 annual motor industry awards, due to take place next week.

The SIMI awards celebrate the best practice in the Irish Motor Industry, acknowledging the hard work and successful achievements of SIMI members. Celebrating everything that is good about the automotive trade, the awards are open to the widest possible cross-section of the Irish motor industry.

The two shortlisted categories for which Finlay Motor Group have been nominated are:

    This isawarded to the best franchised car retailer, one that is able to show evidence of a high quality sales function, exemplary customer service and an innovative approach to business.
    This award [...]

Naas Cycling Club Tour De Foothills

Supporting Saplings School


This year marks our third year sponsorship of Naas Cycling Club. We have had a great association with the club and look forward to another great year as their proud sponsors.

Naas Cycling club have just launched their event ‘Tour de Foothills’, this event will be hosted by ourselves here in Finlay Motor Group. It is a great event and all proceeds go to a wonderful charity. Saplings School are an independent non-profit Naas cycling club Tour de Foothillsorganisation, Saplings are co-educational specialist schools, providing quality education for pupils with autism and complex needs.

The money raised from this event is going directly to purchase special educational equipment for Saplings School.

We hope they event is very successful and raises as much money as possible for such a deserving charity. You can register for this event online at

Finlay Volvo agree partnership with Curragh Racecourse

Finlay Volvo agree partnership with Curragh Racecourse

The Curragh Racecourse has agreed a new partnership with Finlay Volvo to be their official car partner for 2016.  Details were announced at the Curragh based stables of Michael O’Callaghan who helped launched the partnership with his Classic race contender Blue De Vega.

The agreement will see the display of Volvo cars throughout the enclosure on race days, to include the recently launched XC90 and the new S90 which is due to be unveiled in Ireland this summer.

A variety of other marketing and promotional initiatives will be put in place as part of the agreement. This will include the inaugural running of the Finlay Volvo Handicap to take place during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival in June and an exclusive offer available to anyone purchasing a Volvo from now until 31st March to receive a pair of complimentary Curragh Racecourse 2016 Memberships valued at 350 euro.

Gary Finlay, Sales Director of Finlay [...]


Here at Finlay Motor Group we cater for all car needs including businesses. Finlay’s was appointed Commercial Vehicle Specialists by Ford Ireland in October 2014. This award is one that we take very seriously. 161 vehicle sales were not only on passenger cars, there were also a lot of commercial vehicles being handed over in this busy period. Ford has a wide range of commercial vehicles so as to cater to every type of requirement.

Here in FInlays we have a lot of experience with businesses and their motoring needs. Whether it is a small or large fleet, we make sure to provide each with the best solution for their motoring needs.


There has been a lot of 161 fleets leave FInlays in the last couple of weeks. Picture attached is just one of the [...]

New Year, New Car

2016 kicks off with a bang


Happy New year to all our customer’s, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Finlay’s kick started the first week in January off with a bang. Loads of new years resolutions have been made and broken already I am sure, but for some lucky people it was not only New Year, New me however it was New Year, New Car.

Alot of People have been patiently waiting in excitement for 2016 to come as it meant they got to pick up their brand new wheels. 161 registration for us started off first thing Monday morning and is still going strong. All our team are working extremely hard to ensure all of our customer’s get their car as quickly as possible.Our sales advisor’s make sure that every customer knows the in’s & outs of their new car before they eagerly drive off in it.

Finlay’s have registered alot of 161 Ford [...]

Happy Christmas

From the Finlay Motor Group team


It is hard to believe that 2015 is coming to an end.

As we get closer to finishing up fro Christmas we reminisce on what the year brought for us. It was a fantastic year for Finlay Motor Group and 2015 seen many wonderful and exciting changes.


2016 is looking positive with some exciting new changes planned and we cannot wait to see what it holds for us all.

Finally FInlay’s would like to thank their loyal customers, thank you for your business throughout the year and for being fantastic customers. We want to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2016. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

Happy Chrstmas

The motor industry is highly competitive with numerous well recognised brands. Ford have topped the sales charts in Kildare according to SIMI. Both passenger and commercial vehicles have seen the highest sales figures for the month of November in Kildare. The figures fro November show that Ford have 12% share of the car market and 28.5% share of the van market. Out of the top 5 selling nameplates for November in Kildare three of them were Ford models.

  1. Ford Focus
  2. Ford Mondeo
  3. Ford Fiesta

These statistics show the growth in loyal customers and new customers choosing to buy Ford as their car. FInlay’s are proud t be a Ford Dealership and look forward to another successful year ahead with the brand. Ford Focus

Entrepreneurs of the year 2015

Mike & Gary Finlay



Entrepeneurs of the year

The North Kildare Chamber Business awards 2015 took place in the K Club on 27th 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 Mike and Gary Finlay were nominated for the Entrepreneur of the year award. Mike and Gary attended the awards ceremony with high hopes for the award but knew that the competition was high. The announcement of the award was, like all talented nominees, a nerve wrecking moment for the two Finlay brothers. Once there name was called the nerves turned to quickly sheer happiness. It was an absolute honour for Mike and Gary to be awarded entrepreneurs of the year 2015.  The award was well deserved recognition for the hard work and dedication both [...]


The Ford Mondeo has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association. The announcement of the 39th Irish Car of the Year Award was made at an awards ceremony in Dublin today attended by leading figures from the motor industry.

Ford MondeoThe Irish Motoring Writers’ Association judges awarded points on the basis of criteria ranging from design, comfort, safety, economy, handling and performance as well as driver satisfaction, value for money and technical innovation, with a maximum of 20 points under each heading.

John Galvin, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association, commented: “The Irish motoring writers have selected an exciting model and no doubt the 2016 Irish Car of the Year accolade will provide a huge boost to the popularity of the Ford Mondeo in the Irish market, particularly in [...]
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