Nissan dealer to represent North East at Wembley final

A NORTHUMBERLAND car dealership is on the road to Wembley after reaching the final of a business awards.

Blackshaws in Alnwick is representing the North East region in the 7th annual Red Ribbon Awards, which celebrates family-owned firms across the UK.

And with such a prestigious competition, the final had to be held somewhere special – and they don’t get much bigger than Wembley Stadium.

William Blackshaw, a fourth generation Dealer Principal at Blackshaws, at Lionheart Enterprise Park, said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for this award. We are proud of our heritage and play a vital part in helping our local economy prosper.

“As a family-run business, we know how important it is treat your staff well and build up a loyal following. And as a local company, we are always accountable to our customers. We hope to do the North East proud in the final.”

There has been a family-owned Blackshaws business in Alnwick, for more than 90 years. In recent years it has seen rapid growth and currently runs two franchises, including a Nissan showroom, in Alnwick with another site recently opened in Morpeth.

The Red Ribbon Awards seeks to recognise the contribution of enterprising families to the UK economy. Blackshaws was nominated for the award by a customer, employee or friend of the business, with the final being held on July 15th.

Award judges take into account a company’s passion, integrity, customer service and longevity before being chosen to represent their region in the final. A previous winner of the award includes Michel Roux Junior.

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