Gary Haffey, Parts Manager at Donnelly SEAT in Dungannon, was awarded the accolade at the SEAT World Top Service People Awards in Barcelona after being named SEAT Parts Manager of the Year for the UK earlier this year.
Gary, who has been an employee of the Donnelly Group for over 13 years, said:
“I am delighted to receive such a fantastic award, I narrowly missed out on winning several years ago, so I am delighted to return home as the world’s best!
“Being selected to represent SEAT UK was a huge achievement in itself but being the first employee to win the global award was even better.
“The process involved several assessments and exams, all of which required a high level of practical skill as well as knowledge of both SEAT’s history and the role the brand plays in today’s motoring industry.”
Nigel Griggs, Head of Aftersales at SEAT UK said:
“SEAT constantly seeks to create new levels of quality car enjoyment for our customers, and we ensure that all staff working with SEAT are as passionate and knowledgeable about the brand as we are.
“We would like to congratulate Gary on winning World Parts Manager of the Year, on behalf of SEAT UK.
“As Gary is the first team member from SEAT UK to win the accolade, the achievement is even more special. We wish him luck for the future.”
Raymond Donnelly, Sales Director at the Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest independent new and used vehicle retailer, said:
“On behalf of the entire Donnelly Group, I would like to extend the warmest congratulations to Gary, what an astounding achievement.
“At the Donnelly Group, delivering an excellent service to every customer purchasing a new or used vehicle from each of our seven sites remains a priority. We work really hard to ensure both the sales and after sales processes are as easy as possible for our customers.
“The experience and knowledge of our team is vast and Gary is testament to that considering there is no one else in Northern Ireland, or the world for that matter, better to advise on the SEAT brand.
“I am delighted at Gary’s success and the recognition he has received from the industry which will only further motivate him, and the rest of our employees to continue going above and beyond for our customers.”
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