Volvo’s first ever compact SUV named What Car? Car of the Year 2018
XC40 also takes Best Family SUV title
Praised for its style, quality, comfort and safety
Volvo XC60 wins What Car? Safety Award
The Volvo XC40 has won the What Car? Car of the Year 2018 award, just four months after it went on sale.
Volvo’s first ever compact SUV was also crowned Best Family SUV at the 40th annual What Car? Awards, which were held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on Tuesday, 23 January.
The What Car? judges were seriously impressed with the premium XC40, saying: “This is a big moment for Volvo, because the XC40 has beaten some truly exceptional rivals to win here. With its mix of comfort and class, safety and style, [...]
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 [...]
Can anyone believe it is almost April? Finlay Motor Group certainly cannot! These last few months have really flown in. April see’s the end of Quarter 1 of 2016 and the beginning of Quarter 2.
This last quarter has been an absolute great one for us all here in Finlay Motor Group. Already 2016 has seen some of Finlay Motor Groups biggest achievements to date. Here is a little snapshot of our proudest moments this quarter.
Official Car partner of Curragh Racecourse – This is a deal we are very proud of as both organisations have a long standing history in the county of Kildare & being able to associate our Volvo brand with such a great organisation is an honour to Finlay’s.
Being shortlisted for 2 SIMI awards – This was our first year to enter [...]
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 [...]
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:
FRANCHISED SALES OPERATION OF THE YEAR 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.
FRANCHISED AFTERSALES OPERATION OF THE YEAR This award [...]
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.
The 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 [...]