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This year marks the third year of our car partnership between Finlay Volvo and The Curragh Racecourse.

We joined up to be official car sponsors with The Curragh Racecourse back in 2015. The partnership is one that works really well for us, and one we are very proud of. 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.

Although all race meetings throughout the year are very exciting for us, Derby weekend is the one that we look forward to every year.

The difference with Derby weekend and other meetings throughout the year is that we sponsor a race on Derby Sunday, ‘The Finlay Volvo International Stakes’.

The day of the ‘The Finlay Volvo International Stakes’ is one which lets us give back to our loyal customers throughout the year as well as showcasing [...]

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We are delighted to confirm that Finlay Motor Group has taken over the premises of the former Ford dealership in Kilcock, operated until recently by Dermot Kelly Limited.

Finlay Motor Group have been in the motor business in the Kildare area for more than 80 years and currently operate franchises for Ford Cars, Ford Commercial Vehicles, Volvo Cars and Equi-Trek Horseboxes. The Kelly Family have an equally long history in the Kildare motor business and had an excellent working relationship with Finlays for many years. “Dermot Kelly Limited built up a very large and loyal customer base over many years, we hope to continue to offer these customers an excellent level of service while also expanding our business to the entire north Kildare area” commented Gary Finlay, Sales Director.

Finlay Motor Group recently won the [...]

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Finlay Motor Group scoop two awards

 

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

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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 [...]

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.

WINNER 2016

 

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:

  1. 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.
  2. FRANCHISED AFTERSALES OPERATION OF THE YEAR
    This award [...]

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 [...]

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