CitNOW Video Awards shortlist announced

CitNOW, the UK’s leading exponent of automotive video technology, has unveiled the shortlist for the CitNOW Video Awards – the UK’s first ever industry video awards.

The shortlisted CitNOWs have been selected from hundreds of eligible entries from many leading dealer groups in the UK and additional overseas entries, with many dealers submitting multiple videos.

Several dealer groups have been successfully shortlisted for multiple awards, including Sytner, with five nominations in four categories, while Ridgeway and Dick Lovett have three and two nominations respectively.

A jury of five national experts in automotive sales, aftersales and the body shop and repair industry, presided over by CitNOW Chairman and Founder Andrew Howells will select the winners in seven categories:

  • Best CitNOW workshop video
  • Best CitNOW sales video
  • Best CitNOW bodyshop video
  • Best CitNOW web video
  • Best overseas CitNOW video
  • Most creative use of CitNOW video
  • Best overall CitNOW video.

The jury will meet this Wednesday (July 1) in London to carry out their adjudication. The winners will then be revealed at the CitNOW Video Awards ceremony, which will take place at 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA, on Wednesday July 8.

Andrew Howells, Chairman and Founder of CitNOW, commented: ‘Hundreds of entries have been whittled down to a strong shortlist for our inaugural CitNOW Video Awards. Congratulations and good luck to all our finalists and, of course, a big thank you to everyone on our judging panel this year.’

‘The judges have been extremely impressed so far with the creativity, talent and variety of entries we have received. This is testament to CitNOW’s continuing work to encourage companies and professionals to embrace the use of video technology and make the most of the opportunities and benefits it offers, as well as showcasing best practice.’


Shortlist for the CitNOW Video Awards 2015

Best CitNOW Workshop video 

Grovebury Cars Kia                                         Dunstable

Pentagon Citroen                                            Oldham

RRG Toyota                                                    Silsden

Sytner Mercedes-Benz                                    Sunderland

Ridgeway BMW                                               Hampshire

Lancaster Mercedes-Benz                               Ipswich

Pentagon Vauxhall                                         Oldham

JCT600 Volkswagen                                        Bradford

Ridgeway Audi                                                Oxford

Best CitNOW Sales video

Dick Lovett BMW                                             Bristol

Sytner Volkswagen                                         Huddersfield

Ridgeway Land Rover                                     Oxford

Barons BMW                                                   Farnborough

Lexus                                                              Bristol

Audi                                                                Nottingham

Mercedes-Benz                                                Brentford

Porsche                                                            Bristol

Best CitNOW Bodyshop video  

Chartwell                                                         Derby

Sytner BMW                                                    Oldbury

Benfield Paint and Body                                  North Shields

Dick Lovett Spraymaster                               Swindon

Cooper BMW Bodyshop                               Chelmsford

Lloyd Bodyshop BMW                                    Newcastle

Sytner Specialist Cars                                     Leicester

Best CitNOW Web Video

Breeze Volkswagen                                        Poole

Peter Vardy Vauxhall                                     Kirkcaldy

L&L Automotive Mercedes-Benz                     Hertford

Crawley Down Group                                     Crawley

Nissan Retail Group                                       Bolton

Renault Retail Group                                     Leicester

Best Overseas CitNOW video   

ATL Automotive                                               Montego Bay, Jamaica

Groupe Maurin                                                 La Valette-du-Var, France

Automóviles Sánchez                                      Zaragoza, Spain

Motorhuis                                                       Rotterdam, Holland

Audi North Dublin                                            Dublin, Ireland

Frank Keane BMW                                          Dublin, Ireland

BMW Japan                                                     Tokyo, Japan

Most Creative Use of CitNOW video     

Sinclair Volkswagen                                       Swansea

Grassicks Garage BMW                                 Perth

Johnsons Volkswagen                                   Solihull

Sytner Mercedes-Benz                                  Teesside

Wolverhampton Volkswagen                         Wolverhampton

Arnold Clark Motostore                                 Liverpool

Lancaster Volkswagen                                   St Albans

Johnsons Volkswagen                                   Sutton Coldfield

Sinclair Volkswagen                                       Newport

Audi                                                               Shrewsbury

Best overall CitNOW video

To be announced at the CiNOW video Awards ceremony