Top national motoring award For Donnellan Auto Services

John and Jude Donnellan of Donnellan Auto Services (centre) are presented with the Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year award at the Society of the Irish Motor Industry award night in Dublin at the weekend by SIMI President, Alan Greene (left) and Pat Creed, Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Finance (right).
John and Jude Donnellan of Donnellan Auto Services (centre) are presented with the Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year award at the Society of the Irish Motor Industry award night in Dublin at the weekend by SIMI President, Alan Greene (left) and Pat Creed, Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Finance (right).

Donnellan Auto Services, Oranmore Business Park, Oranmore has been named as the winner of the Independent Aftersales Operation of the Year award at the annual Society of Irish Motor Iindustry (SIMI) Irish Motor Industry Awards, which were held in Dublin last Friday.

The accolades adjudicated by an independent panel honoured companies that demonstrate excellence and best practice in their Industry over the last 12 months. Open to all sectors of the Irish motor industry, eight award categories in total were presented by Alan Greene President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) and Pat Creed, Managing Director of Sponsors Bank of Ireland Finance.

“This award win is a credit to our team and we are so delighted to win for our customers. Excellence and customer service is what we pride ourselves on, to win this award just showcases again why hard work and a good service is key to what we do,” explained John Donnellan, the owner of Donnellan Auto Services.

Prior to the awards announcement, Mr Greene said the night was a celebration of the 41,000 people who contribute to the growth of the Irish economy. Last year the industry collected €1.5 billion from new and used car sales alone for the exchequer, while in excess of €5.5 Billion was generated by the Motorist.

He identified the issues of road safety, insurance and the environment as being hugely important to the motor industry, and commended the ongoing work of the Road Safety Authority, offering the industry’s support to work closely on road safety initiatives.

Mr Greene recognised that the industry itself had a role to play in educating motorists on the importance of maintaining their car, particularly in light of the fact that over 750,000 cars fail their NCT test each year.

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