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Toyota is tops!

Published:Friday | March 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM
It was a family affair for, from left: The Honourable Maurice Facey, Angela Facey, Stephen Facey and wife Wendy, and Anna Ward at the UWI Toronto gala at Hotel Four Seasons in Toronto, Canada.
Patrick Hylton (right), group managing director of National Commercial Bank, lymes with Major Hugh Blake (left), general manager of KIG, and Gregory Webster, general manager of Fidelity Motors.
With all the mergers and takeovers going on in the Jamaican auto scene, we were just wondering what, if anything, KIG's Dawn Green and Toyota Jamaica's Howard Foster (centre) and Kevin Jackson were up to.
Stewart Motors duo Marjorie Boroughs (left) and Kent LaCroix are cracking up with the help of Kwame Pagon of GM Challenger and NCB's Bernadette Barrow at NCB's Auto Dealer's cocktail reception and awards ceremony, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on Wednesday. - photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
Olive McNaughton jokes with National Commercial Bank's Group Managing Director Patrick Hylton (right) and president of the Used Car Dealers' Association, Ian Lyn.
Taking in the festivities are (from left) Donna Clarke, manager of NCB Hagley Park; Renee Black, from the personal banking unit at NCB Duke Street; and Trecia Moulton, credit officer at the Duke Street bank.
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Toyota Jamaica left its competitors in its dust on Wednesday, as it took two of the four awards at the National Commercial Bank's Auto Dealers' reception at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

The Spanish Town Road-based entity got New Car Dealership (2008-2009) and New Car Dealership (First Quarter 2009-2010). In the Used Car Dealership section, Auto Channel took the prize for 2008-2009 while Crichton Automotive triumphed in the First Quarter category for 2009-2010.

The dealers were recognised for their business with NCB as part of the bank's Auto Advantage programme. NCB Group Managing Director Patrick Hylton and Audrey Tugwell Henry, senior general manager of NCB's retail banking division, both thanked the dealers for their business (and subtly asked for even more) and reiterated the institution's commitment to those who keep the public driving.

Like any good reception, most of the talk was by the guests, with the popular dealerships well represented. As an added treat, songstress Ellan Edwards-Neil kept the gathering entertained, cabaret-style.

Among those out were Loren Edwards, Dave Wilson, Tishan Lee, Chris Vendryes, Charmaine Wright, Andre Hylton, Glen Shields, Misha Haye, Tracy Fletcher, Kim Bernard and Shekeenah Mitchell.

daviot.kelly@gleanerjm.com