A night of celebration
Stoneacre, one of the UK’s largest, fastest-growing and most successful motor groups were nominated for two awards at this year’s F&I Conference and Awards held at Newport Pagnell yesterday.
Stoneacre went on to scoop both awards, firstly they won the innovation award, which is designed to recognise any project, scheme or campaign that has been innovated within the last 12 months and has gone on to prove its success. Stoneacre was nominated for the award because of their innovations in credit pre-screening, dealers are responsible for ensuring that a customer’s credit file is not adversely affected by sending it to multiple lenders at the same time, to gain only one approval. Utilising Frontlines facility with Equifax has enabled Stoneacre to screen their proposals to ensure they find the most appropriate lender quickly and accurately.
Secondly Stoneacre scooped the Near to Sub Prime Introducer of The Year Award, the new award recognises success and excellence in the near to subprime sector, Stoneacre was nominated for being at the forefront of near to subprime excellence for the past 20 years, in order to demonstrate how important this sector is, they continue to invest heavily in a dedicated near to subprime department (Clearway) which now transacts over £15m worth of turnover per annum.
Stoneacre MD Shaun Foweather commented, “It’s great to be recognised for the changes we continuously make in order to innovate the way we operate, it shows that the continued hard work focus and determination of everyone involved has not gone unnoticed”.
Stoneacre, originally founded in 1994 remains a wholly family-owned business, their continued success has led to rapid growth throughout Yorkshire, The North Of England and Wales. Now representing 12 manufacturers from 29 locations nationwide, they currently employ over 1500 people.