Barnsley-based motor factor, Butlers Automotive, has won ‘Independent Factor Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Car & Accessory Trader (CAT) Awards 2019, held at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on 8 February.
After campaigning to customers and the Barnsley public for votes, Butlers’ hard work paid off and the motor factor found success against stiff competition from three other candidates, bringing the award home.
The accolade recognises Butlers’ continued business investment, helping to drive more business into the local area, spanning Barnsley and surrounding towns in South Yorkshire. The UK car parts distributor has recently enjoyed a renaissance in the UK, which had been trading in the town for more than 40 years when it was bought in 2017 by the successful aftermarket distributor, Autosupplies Chesterfield.
Since then, it has undergone a major overhaul with more products, brands and deliveries leaving the building than ever before. Just recently, the business installed a paint mixing room to service bodyshops in the Barnsley area.
Butlers Automotive managing director, David Clarke, said: “This award reflects our commitment to delivering and developing quality customer service. Our priority has been to focus on continued business growth over the past 12 months, to further enhance our product offering in components and refinish, and all credit goes to the team for its hard work throughout 2018.
“A big thank you goes to all who voted for us across the automotive industry and throughout the local community.”