A BURNHAM business came home from a national awards ceremony in London highly commended by industry experts.

Springfield Autocare & Car Sales, in Springfield Road, Burnham, were shortlisted for multiple awards at Car Dealer Magazine’s 2016 Used Car Awards.

The company, run by Gary Popham, was nominated in the “Under 50 Best Car Dealer” category and the “Best Used Car Customer Care” category.

The company managed to secure a Highly Commended in the customer care category, and placed third in the under 50 cars category.

Manager, Gary was delighted to be nominated.

He said: “For me this is a massive achievement. I just want to thank every one of the staff. Everyone has done a brilliant job.

“It is great to be recognised in these categories because we want people to know they can come in and feel comfortable here.

“When I originally found out about the nominations I put a post up saying that the customer care one was the most competitive. So to get down to the final eight out of 92 other businesses is brilliant.

“We also came third in the car dealer under 50 category. It was extremely tight between the top three, there was only about half a point in it. Just to get nominated for that one was great but to make the top three was a fantastic achievement.

“We have been established in Burnham since 1986, but have only been selling cars for the last four years, so to be competing with these other companies who have been doing it for 25 years is great.

“I think my dad, Peter, should get some of the recognition as well, even though he doesn’t want to take any credit for it.”

The award ceremony was held at The Brewery in London on Monday, November 28, and was hosted by Wheeler Dealer’s Mike Brewer.