Recognising the Avida Dealer Network for 2018
The Avida dealer network from across Australia and New Zealand have been honoured at Avida’s Annual Awards of Excellence held in the middle of a secluded Rainforest Grotto in far North Queensland.
The 2017/18 Dealer Awards have many criteria that dealers must achieve to receive the coveted awards. The event was sponsored and attended by Avida’s supplier representatives from Wells Fargo, Dometic, Iveco and Mercedes. We thank them all for their generous support.
Together with major sponsors Wells Fargo, Avida are proud to announce Avida’s Motorised and Towable Dealer of the year 2018.
The ‘Iveco - Motorised Dealer of the Year’ was awarded to Ron Warden from Avida Newcastle/Australian Motorhomes and Caravans. The ‘Dometic - Towable Dealer of the Year’ was awarded to Aaron Smith and John Kerr from Avida Gold Coast/Hinterland. Both dealerships were delighted to be selected across their industry peers.
Left to Right: Avida – Ben Binns (CEO), Avida Newcastle – Ron & Tina Warden, Iveco – James McHendrie, Avida – Bruce Binns (MD) & Avida - Billy Falconer (Sales & Marketing/Dealer Development)
Ron Warden was ‘almost’ speechless when his name was called and commented “I am so honoured to have won this award! I could not have done it alone. Thank you to my team for all of your support over the past year.”
Avida Newcastle/Australian Motorhomes and Caravans has been an Avida dealer for more than 20 years. Established in 1997, they stock an extensive range of Avida Motorhomes and Caravans in their enormous indoor and outdoor showroom. Their parts department is exceptional, fulfilling all RVers needs. They have a huge service area where they service all kinds of RVs. They have a professional and friendly team that can offer you extensive product knowledge gained by years of experience in the motorhome industry. They can competently guide you on your quest for the perfect RV holidaying experience.
Left to Right: Avida – Ben Binns (CEO), Avida Gold Coast – John Kerr, Aaron & Tash Smith, Dometic – Glen Hood, Avida – Bruce Binns (MD) & Avida - Billy Falconer (Sales & Marketing/Dealer Development).
Aaron Smith was elated as he accepted this award. This is the second year in a row that Avida Gold Coast has achieved this sought-after award. He said “Only being new in the role, I should really thank my predecessor Chris Pippen who has led our team at Avida Gold Coast to achieve this amazing award”.
Avida Gold Coast began operations in 2012 and has grown rapidly to being one of Australia’s leading Motorhome and Caravan dealerships for the Avida brand. Located at Burleigh Heads, the dealership is a one stop shop for all your motorhome, caravan, accessory, genuine parts, service or insurance work and they also offer full finance and insurance options. Their friendly and experienced staff are always on hand for any sales, service or parts enquiry.
Along with the prestigious award each dealer of the year received $5,000 CASH prize to enable them to enhance the Avida customer experience at their dealership.
Another notable award is the Excellence Award – Dealer Staff Member. This Award is not nominated by the dealer network, rather each Avida customer nominates their preferred sales person. This is a great achievement for this year’s winner, Raewyn Pegden from Avida Hamilton (New Zealand). Unfortunately Raewyn was not in attendance on the night, however she was honoured when told of winning the award.
Left to Right -All award recipients: Avida – Billy Falconer, Avida Hamilton – Fleur and Andrew Fink, Avida Melbourne – Kim Wangman, Avida Bundaberg – Lena & Ben Searle, Avida Newcastle – Ron & Tina Warden, Avida Gold Coast – Aaron Smith & John Kerr, Avida Coffs Harbour – Jeremy & Rachel Watson, Avida Bruce & Ben Binns
Congratulations to all award recipients. it is such an honour to have such an outstanding dealer network across Australia and New Zealand.
Avida Motorhomes & Caravans – We Care, We Listen, We Learn, We Act.
|Motorised Dealer of the Year||Avida Newcastle|
|Towable Dealer of the Year||Avida Gold Coast|
|Outstanding Performance Award||Motorised & Towable Avida Gold Coast|
|Excellence Award - Parts and Accessories||Avida Hamilton|
|Excellence Award - Dealer Staff Member||Avida Hamilton - Raewyn Pegden|
|Excellence Award - Avida RV Club||Avida Melbourne|
|Highest Sales Achievement Award - - Motorised & Towable||Avida Newcastle|
|Customer Satisfaction Award - Towable||Avida Coffs Harbour|
|Customer Satisfaction Award - Motorised||Avida Bundaberg|