Friday, 19 February 2016

Pulman ŠKODA wins New Car ŠKODA Dealer of the Year Award!

Pictured left to right (Elizabeth Walton, Sales Advisor Pulman ŠKODA, Heath Munroe, Area Sales Manager ŠKODA UK, Ian Jarvis, Sales Manager Pulman ŠKODA & Gary Irwin, Sales Advisor Pulman ŠKODA)

These are exciting times for Pulman ŠKODA, with a brand new site about to open and being crowned ŠKODA New Car Dealer of the Year by ŠKODA UK.

Each year ŠKODA UK awards the top performing ŠKODA dealers from their 128 strong dealer network. Pulman ŠKODA were recognised for achieving the best new car performance across the UK network and for looking after their customers.

Ian Jarvis, Pulman ŠKODA Sales Manager comments: “It is fantastic to be recognised by ŠKODA UK for our 2015 performance and delivering a fantastic customer experience. Going above and beyond for our customers to ensure that their next car is the perfect for them. It’s a privilege and honour to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Pulman ŠKODA.”

Pulman ŠKODA launched a pop-up showroom near the Arnison centre in the summer of 2014. Just over 18 months later, they are recognised as the best new car dealer in the entire ŠKODA UK network and with a  brand new showroom in Belmont Durham due to open in April 2016 it’s a fitting accolade to take to the new site.

Ian continues: “We are all very excited to be moving to the new £2-million-pound showroom when it launches in April. The site will allow us to offer an even bigger selection of new and used cars, aftersales and fleet services and an on-site Café that will be open to the general public.”

The new site will have a 9-car showroom, in-house café with fresh food prepared daily and in a first for the motor industry a yoga studio offering a wide range of classes for all abilities, certainly something you do not see every day in a car showroom. The sites location just off the A690 at Dragonville Industrial Estate, Durham makes it accessible from a wide area across the region.

Heath Munro, Area ŠKODA Sales Manager comments: “It’s a fantastic achievement for Pulman ŠKODA. In such a short period of time, they’ve shown a brilliant capacity to really exceed customer expectations, looking after the customer and helping them choose the perfect new car performing above established ŠKODA dealers. 2016 certainly looks to be an exciting year ahead with the launch of their new showroom. Congratulations to the Pulman ŠKODA team.”
The good news hasn't stopped at the this award, this week Ian was accredited as a fully qualified ŠKODA Sales Manager, one of only a handful in the UK after completing a rigorous assessment workshop.

Pulman ŠKODA are currently recruiting for their new showroom. Laura Makepeace, HR & Training Officer comments, “It’s an exciting time for anyone thinking of joining Pulman, or the motor industry. From joining the team at Pulman and through the support of the brands: Volkswagen, SEAT and ŠKODA, there is a fantastic training structure to support anyone who wants develop their career.”

Current vacancies are posted online at or for further information email

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