Seat wins Motability award

Seat was awarded the best Manufacturer Partner title at the fifth annual Supplier Awards for its range of cars, prices and eco-friendliness.

The manufacturer was also praised by judges for its marketing and advertising campaigns and for expanding its dealer network.

The award was voted for as part of the Motability scheme, which aims to provide solutions for disabled customers including adaptations to a cars seating, steering and storage to increase accessibility to driving.

Models such as the Seat Leon supermini and spacious Altea MPV are available to Motability customers, leading judges to award the manufacturer in a ceremony hosted by BBC newsreader Huw Edwards.

Nick Andrews, SEAT UK’s Head of Fleet and Business Sales, said: ‘It’s with great pride that we celebrate winning the Manufacturer Partner Award at the Motability Operations Supplier Awards.

‘The achievement is testament to the efforts of my whole team, and the SEAT dealer network, in delivering customer excellence and we look forward to continuing to work with Motability Operations in the future.’

Nearly 10,000 Seat cars were registered as Motability vehicles as part of the UK’s largest car, powered wheelchair and scooter scheme for disabled people.

Mike Betts, chief executive, Motability Operations, explained: ‘The Supplier Awards are an opportunity for us to offer sincere thanks to the people who deliver fantastic results for both our customers and our business."

Seat isn’t the only manufacturer expanding its Motability operations, however. Perrys Motors, premier partner of the Motability scheme, recently held a number of summer mobility events at its Vauxhall, Citroen and Mazda dealership in Barugh Green.

Customers had the chance to speak to mobility experts and try out models such as the Citroen C3 Picasso and Vauxhall Meriva.