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F&I Conference & Awards 2017 Raises Over £36,000 for Charity


Leading figures from the automotive F&I industry gathered at the F&I Conference and Awards Ceremony organised by DealTrak to celebrate the positive work done in the automotive industry over the past 12 months.

The event saw a record number of delegates and sponsors attend the highlight of the annual F&I calendar, with people from the UK’s leading lenders, dealers and insurers sharing best practice and raising over £36,000 for this year’s nominated charity, the NSPCC.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘Achieving positive customer outcomes through technology and data.’ Delegates listened to keynotes from Jo Christmas at Barclays Partner Finance, Gary Hibberd from the Agenci, Freddy Kelly from Credit Kudos, Ben Lilywhite from Insure That and Tara Williams from iComply.

The themes and topics covered the broad range of the development of technology and how it is changing and disrupting the automotive industry, as well as how those in the F&I sphere can take advantage of those developments, with particular focus on the FCA’s Treating Customers Fairly and the forthcoming GDPR.

The conference was rounded off by a stirring and inspirational headline speech from Sir Ranulph Feinnes.

“Those that didn’t attend missed something very special,” said Martin Hill, Managing Director of DealTrak. “We had insightful content from first class speakers, the world’s most famous explorer, Sir Ranulph and unparalleled networking opportunities.

“On behalf of DealTrak, my eternal thanks go to everyone that attended, took part, sponsored (especially headline sponsor Barclays Partner Finance) exhibited, donated, pledged money, placed auction bids and of course to those that helped to bring the whole thing together.

“I’d also like to extend a very special thank you to our after-dinner speakers – rugby legends Sean Fitzpatrick and Brian Moore – especially Brian. An inspirational individual, who has helped to ensure that this year’s event will raise more money for the NSPCC than any other year.”

“Many congratulations to all the Award finalists and of course the winners. We can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

2017 F&I Awards Winners

Broker of the Year

Winner… Carfinance 2 U Limited

Sub Prime F&I Performance of the Year

Winner… Billing Finance

Business Manager of the Year

Winner… Rebecca Mitchell, SG Petch Hyundai (Middlesbrough)

Highly Commended… Zed Salah, Direct Cars Car Supermarket

Treating Customers Fairly

Winner… Like Car Finance

F&I Product Innovation Award

Winner… Glass’s Informtion Services – GlassForecast

Highly Commended… MultiCalc Development/ Codeweavers

F&I Lead Generation Award

Winner… Insure That

Lender of the Year

Winner… Oodle Finance

Highly Commended… Startline Motor Finance

Value Added Product Provider of the Year

Winner… Autoprotect

Highly Commended… SMART Insurance

Digital F&I Award

Winner… Codeweavers – Car Offers

Independent Used Car Dealer of the Year (up to 3 sites)

Winner… Trade Price Cars

Highly Commended… Hilton Car Supermarket

Independent Used Car Dealer of the Year (over 3 sites)

The Car People – Manchester, Wakefield, Sheffield & Warrington

Franchised Dealer of the Year

Winner… JCT600 Limited

Hall of Fame

Winner… David Johnson, Perrys Motor Sales



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