The tables were set, the prizes were polished and the fizz was on ice - our annual Pendragon PLC Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Celtic Manor resort in South Wales, as one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year for our team members.
Celebrating and rewarding the hard work of our teams across the country, the nominees are put forward by their fellow team members, before the shortlist and their partners are selected and invited to the event. Guests enjoyed a night's accommodation at the luxury resort, use of the facilities including a spa and golf course and, of course, the Awards night itself, with drinks, dinner and entertainment.
This year's amazing prizes included a brand new MINI Cooper S Works Convertible for a year, two night stay in Liverpool, two night stay in Barcelona, tickets to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and hospitality tickets to the Wimbledon Men's Finals.
We caught up with our winners to hear more about why they're #ProudtobePendragon!
Team Member of the Year - Sheila, Sales Administrator
"I'm proud to be Pendragon because for me it is about being part of a team. I work with a fantastic group of people who all pull together, including a brilliant Head of Business, who has guided me along the way with his help and support and continues to do so.
"To win the category of Team Member of the Year was enough, I was so excited, then to win the prize of a car was absolutely amazing, I cannot put into words how I feel.
"I would like to think I have contributed to Pendragon's success in my role as Sales Administrator over the 17 years I have worked for Pendragon. I can honestly say I have enjoyed every single minute.
"It a fantastic feeling to be recognised for your hard work and dedication; I am truly overwhelmed. I look forward to my continued support and success in the future."
Customer Champion - Darren, Consultant Technician
"I am proud to be Pendragon because they recognise your potential and nurture it. I am proud to have been working here for 27 years with many more to come!"
Leader of the Year - Colin, Divisional Aftersales Development Leader
"I am proud to be Pendragon because hard work is rewarded with opportunity in a progressive and forward thinking environment. I have had lots of development opportunities which have helped me reach my personal goals."
Unsung Hero - Gary, Driver
"I'm proud to be Pendragon as I believe not only do they give you a chance to progress within the company, but it's fantastic when all your hard work and effort you put in is recognised."
Rising Star - Kayley, Retail Team Leader
"I'm proud to be Pendragon because of the support they have given me to help me progress within the motor industry."