Toyota is tops!
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.