Land Rover Rustenburg is part of Leons Motors Rustenburg Supergroup LTD. I am extremely proud to be part of the Leons Motors Team. We take great pride in our work throughout the year and as the community already know our famous Charity Fund that was a staff initiative , Paying It Forward, helped lots of unprivileged people in the last 4 years. We also managed to gather enough money with our Paying It Forward Golf day and all the Staff Contributions to do two cochlear implants for a little boy called Delme Smith.
Land Rover Rustenburg were nominated for the Business Of the Year NADA Awards in the Small Business Category which is a major achievement – Going Above and Beyond – like our moto states. Thank you to the Community for supporting us as a company and helping us achieving great lengths.
Congratulations to Mazda Rustenburg the Winner of the award.
This was the 21th year that these prestigious awards have been made by Sewells Group Sub Sahara Africa, a subsidiary of the global Sewells Group, a consulting and outsourcing firm which specialises in the retail automotive industry and has been operating in South Africa since the early 1980’s.
This year the Businessman of the Year awards, function at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit ,8 March 2017. The event also enjoyed the co-partner support of a number of major players in the retail motor industry Britehouse Automotive, DEKRA, Gumtree, NADA, WesBank, Wilken Communications and Transunion.
Sewells SA evaluates the operating financial data of more than 1 200 dealerships countrywide each month and once a year the best performers are honoured. All dealers submit their financial statements to Sewells Group each month qualify to participate and are ranked in three equal-sized groups according to the value of their operational assets. They are then ranked from highest to lowest using ROAA percentages without repeating any of the previous vehicle brands.
Sewells SA operates 23 performance groups nationally, each with about 10 members, and these people meet regularly as think tanks to develop ways of improving the operational performance of their motor dealerships. Those who have been a member of a performance group for at least two years are considered for a special annual award which is based on the percentage improvement by their dealership year on year.
The full list of nominations for the 2016 awards was:
Large: Des Williams ( Human Auto Bloemforntein) Peter Vermaak (McCarthy Toyota Ni City) Walter Pretorius (McCarthy Volkswagen Wonderboom) Birgit Savini ( Supergroup Jaguar Land Rover East Rand)
Medium: Thys de Kock ( Auto Ford Polokwane) Karel Ferreira (Auto Nissan Polokwane) Jaco Naude (Mazda Vereeniging) Mannie Brockmann (McCarthy Toyota Empangeni) Tariq Abdoola ( Volkswagen Silver Oaks Crossings)
Small: Cobus Pretorius ( Auto Nissan Mokopane) Peter de Villiers ( Toyota Alberton) Christo Henning (Supergroup Land Rover Rustenburg) Christo Henning ( Supergroup Mazda Rustenburg) Jehane Claase (Westvaal General Motors Mashishing)
The most important factor in awards and winning prices is the people behind the business , their commitment and personal buy inn in to what we stand for. Our Ethos of Going Above and Beyond,and our absolute commitment to our community is the cornerstone of our culture. I firmly believe in growing staff and creating career opportunities for them to be successful in their careers and in their personal spaces.
Our industry is changing at a rapid pace and soon electric cars will not be n new strange gimmick. It will be the norm as cell phones are today. Ooba is also fast becoming a reality even in Rustenburg. Our Lives and technologies are changing fast and so we should adapt constantly. Important though is that we need to be on top of our game and be aware that change is the only real constant.
I want to also take this opportunity to thank all our stake holders, customers, staff and family members. You complete our picture and I am extreamly proud to be the leader of this business. – Christo Henning, DP Land Rover Rustenburg