Ford New Zealand Recognises Top Ford Dealerships with 2023 President’s Award


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Ford New Zealand Recognises Top Ford Dealerships with 2023 President’s Award


  • Five Ford dealerships from around New Zealand win the 2023 President’s Awards
  • The annual Ford President’s Awards recognise outstanding achievement across every aspect of Ford dealership operations

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 19 March 2024 – Ford New Zealand announced the winners of its annual President’s Awards late last week at a gala dinner hosted at the Fiji Marriott Resort in Momi Bay Fiji. The event was attended by Ford Dealer Principals, their partners and members of the Ford New Zealand team.

The winners for the 2023 Ford President’s Awards;

Andrew Collett – Fairview Motors, Hamilton
John Hutchinson – Team Hutchinson Ford, Christchurch
Paul McKendry – McKendry Ford, Blenheim
Nathan Abernethy – Regional Ford, Gore
Peter Gluyas – Gluyas Ford, Ashburton

“On behalf of Ford Motor Company, we want to congratulate this year’s winners,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “Ensuring a positive customer experience at every stage of ownership is our priority and these dealerships have shined in all those areas. 2023 was a very challenging year for everyone and to win this award has taken an incredible amount of dedication and commitment by the dealer teams. Congratulations!”

The largest weighting for the President’s Award criteria is the Ford Customer Experience as measured by customer satisfaction scores. The Ford Customer Experience is a key business priority for the Company. Ford has implemented an extensive program to work closely with its dealerships to improve all aspects of the customer experience.

“Whether it’s a brand-new customer, new to the Ford brand or a returning dyed-in-blue Ford fan, our aim is for a fantastic customer experience at every point of the relationship,” said Jerry Delaney, Ford New Zealand Sales Director. “The dealerships and their teams provide great examples of what you can do to make customers time with Ford the best it can be. We’re excited to recognise their efforts with these prestigious awards.”


PHOTO: Left to Right: Paul McKendry – McKendry Ford, Blenheim, Nathan Abernethy – Regional Ford, Gore, Simon Rutherford – MD Ford NZ, John Hutchinson – Team Hutchinson Ford, Christchurch, Andrew Collett – Fairview Motors, Hamilton, Peter Gluyas – Gluyas Ford, Ashburton.