Tuesday, 28 June 2016

More awards for ŠKODA at the Tow Car Awards 2016

The multi-award-winning Superb has been named Overall Winner at the Tow Car Awards 2016 by a panel of experts from The Camping and Caravanning Club, Practical Caravan, and What Car?.

The SKODA Superb Hatch 2.0 TDI 150PS SE Business was declared best in class in the 1400-1549kg weight division, posting sufficiently high scores to bag the coveted Overall Winner award. All 41 shortlisted cars were put through a gruelling test regime including emergency lane changes, low speed slalom runs, incline tests and emergency brake tests.

All cars were tested solo to judge ride quality, handling and refinement, and were also assessed for running costs, value, standard safety equipment and resale value.

Commenting on the Superb’s performance, David Motton, Tow Car Editor of Practical Caravan magazine, said: “The SKODA Superb is spacious, great value, and brilliant to tow with. We'd happily pull a tourer or trailer from one end of the country to the other with the Superb, such is its stability, performance and comfort. A worthy overall winner for 2016.”

ŠKODA is no stranger to the Tow Car Awards. The current Octavia was named Overall Winner in 2013, and won its class (up to 1,400kg) in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Superb range has a braked towing capacity of up to 2,200kg and is available with a wide range of towing options and accessories. These include an integrated tow bar that can be released via a lever in the boot and folded away after use. The Superb also has one of the biggest and most practical boots in the sector; the Hatch delivers 625 litres of space with the rear seats in position and the Estate 660 litres. 

For more information on the ŠKODA Superb, visit www.pulmanskoda.co.uk

Source: SKODA UK 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Pulman SEAT Sales Executive scoops double award from SEAT UK.

Sales Executive Kevin McSkimmings of Pulman SEAT located in Sunderland, has received recognition from Spanish car manufacture SEAT and the Institute of Motor Industries.

Kevin, a popular member of the team both with staff and customers, has been awarded full accreditation from SEAT UK as a qualified Sales Executive and a 5-year employee service award.  To become qualified from the Brand and to be recognised within the industry is a fantastic achievement.

The route to become a qualified SEAT Sales Executive is a long process that consists of several assessments, which include multiple examinations at the Volkswagen Group National Learning Centre at Milton Keynes.

The assessment framework includes: Focus on commercial opportunities, SEAT alignment, personal impact, personal organisation and product and technical knowledge. This puts customers at the forefront of the sales process to ensure customers’ expectations are exceeded whilst demonstrating SEAT Brand behaviours.

Kevin commented: “To receive the awards from SEAT is an honour, to work with such a brilliant product on a daily basis makes my job enjoyable and to have the support of the team at Pulman behind me, ensures I can deliver a fantastic experience to our customers.”

Already qualified as a Motability Sales Executive, Kevin has added to his array of awards. Chris Slater, Site Manager at Pulman SEAT comments: “The team at Pulman SEAT would like to congratulate Kevin on his fantastic achievements and his commitment to delivering a fantastic customer experience. To gain the qualification and to be recognised by the Brand itself is an achievement we’re all proud of.”

To reward Kevin for his dedication, commitment and hard work, Kevin received a SEAT rewards pack which includes vouchers, apple TV and various other rewards.

Laura Makepeace, HR and Training Officer at Pulman Group commented: “Kevin’s achievements are fantastic and a fine example of what you can achieve and the opportunities available to anyone thinking of joining Pulman and the motor industry.”

To apply for vacancies at Pulman, visit www.pulmangroup.co.uk/careers