At Peter Hanley Motors Ltd, we were delighted to be awarded a Silver Medal at the Irish Family Business Awards for 2023! We have received many awards over the years but this one was particularly special for us, and to be sitting in the Mansion House in the company of many other family businesses was both exciting and humbling. It is a recognition, not just of our own family roots in the business, that are very important to us, but also to the family values that we used to build our company and that we embrace every day in both dealings with customers and our close-knit staff team. It confirms that Peter Hanley Motors is part of the wider family of local community and that we recognise the trust and loyalty that you can expect when dealing with a family-run company. Yeah, it was kind of a big deal for us! It was a wonderful night for Peter especially.
The Irish Family Business Awards are five years old now and they were started as a way to celebrate the many companies in this small island, that begin as ideas in kitchens and end up with the whole family working together. The awards look at the multi-generational family businesses like ourselves and notes how rooted these companies are in the community too. There is a familiarity and a trust that comes with dealing with a family run business. The Irish Family Business Awards sees the local family business and its survival as a way to ensure Irish businesses continue to grow and thrive.
In deciding on the winners for the family run business awards, the judges look at the passion and the pride in family values that each company displays and to the benefits that the company generates for the community. They examine the originality of service, the investment in staff and looks to see if the company can be an ambassador and an inspiration for family owned and run companies. We are very happy.
Congratulations to our neighbours at Kiernan Structural Steel, Longford who took home Gold in their category. Well deserved! We had our night of celebrating in Dublin and from the youngest to the oldest was there to receive our prize together.
We are back working today and its business as usual, but with a broader smile, a bit of a spring in our steps and our heads a little higher.
The All-Star Longford Motor Dealer 2021 & 2022 Accreditation is a nice 'pat on the back' for us at Peter Hanley Motors especially during these very testing times as we continue to operate during a Global Pandemic. It is not going to change the way Peter or I continue to work, but it is always nice to receive a stamp of approval from an independent body. We are proud to align ourselves with numerous other top-notch companies who have received the All-Star Accreditation. As an Independent Dealership, receiving the All-Star Longford Motor Dealer 2021 & 2022 Accreditation helps us to keep pace with the bigger Franchise models whilst remaining in our own little bubble, operating on tried and tested ethos, that has served us very well over the past 3 decades. We at Peter Hanley Motors are proud, delighted and humbled to be called a 'Business All-Star'.
We were thrilled and delighted to be Highly Commended at the 2018 and 2019 SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards. Yet another fitting tribute to the hard work, dedication and strive for excellence we deliver each and every day.
Over the past number of years we have dedicated a lot of time and effort into our online platforms, and in winning this award, this hard work was recognised. We were thrilled to be named the Overall Winner in the Best Online Marketing Section of the CarsIreland awards in December 2017. This award followed on from our Regional Win in the Q3 2017 Leinster Region. Pictured are team members Dot McCormack & Liam Glynn alongside David Hanley with both Cars Ireland Awards.
In October 2017, we were delighted to be annunced as the Q3 Leinster Winner of Best Online Marketing Award from Cars Ireland. We were over the moon to receive such an award and is fitting testiment to the Peter Hanley Motors team who have worked so tirelessly over the past 18 months. The award itself is given in recognition of excellent use of new media & technology online.