A Manchester van centre is celebrating as two of its staff joined an exclusive club after being recognised for their outstanding services to the automotive industry.
Rob Brown and Peter Davies were presented with Volkswagen Gold Pins for exceptional and long service to the brand, at a recent ceremony in London.
The Volkswagen Gold Pin is the highest international accolade given by the brand to individuals. Only about 20 people are awarded the award each year.
The duo have together served almost 50 years with Volkswagen with many spent at the brand’s Manchester Van Centre in Trafford Park. Rob (48) from Stockport is the sales manager, while Peter (55) from Baguley is the retailer’s highest qualified technician.
“I’m thrilled to have been awarded a Gold Pin, it’s a huge honour,” said Rob. “I’ve achieved many things in my career but this tops them all.”
Peter added: “I thoroughly enjoy my job and couldn’t of achieved this without the support of my colleagues.”
The van centre’s head of business, Jim Hobson, said: “To have two members of staff awarded a Gold Pin in the same year is exceptional, my congratulations goes to both Rob and Peter. It shows we have the highest standard of staff in Manchester.”
Chris Craft, director at Volkswagen UK, said: “Rob and Peter thoroughly deserve their awards after providing invaluable service to the Volkswagen brand.
“Positive attitude and support of Volkswagen standards is an inspiration to all staff at Manchester and is demonstrated with the award of the Gold Pin.”