Sales executive at King’s Lynn Volkswagen, Casey Mackenzie, has collected a national award at a champagne reception in London.
Casey won the 2016 Motor Trader Rising Star Award and picked up her award at Grosvenor House Hotel.
The 2016 Motor Trader Rising Stars initiative has been a national search for the next generation of executives who are committed to professionalism and will eventually help to lead the fast changing sector.
Paul Underhill, general sales manager at Kings Lynn Volkswagen, accompanied Casey to the awards ceremony in London and praised her success.
He said: “I am delighted for Casey and on behalf of the entire King’s Lynn Volkswagen team would like to congratulate her on this well-deserved achievement.”
Casey takes the title of Rising Star winner after achieving record sales in just six months at King’s Lynn Volkswagen, which is part of the Marriott Motor Group.
Previously the 22-year-old had been the Volkswagen retailer’s receptionist and service advisor before turning her skills to sales. Having sold 61 vehicles in three months Casey believes her success lies in her training.
She previously said: “I always had a passion for cars so when a friend told me about the position at King’s Lynn Volkswagen, five years ago, I jumped at the opportunity. My training has been second to none, both from the brand and my colleagues. Stepping into sales was a little daunting but it’s a challenge I love. My colleagues call me a sponge as I soak up everything they say to me.
“I am fortunate to work with an experienced team so I feel I can learn a lot from them. I believe customers buy from people and I naturally want to help people and feel this must shine through in my job. I am delighted with this early success.”
Paul added: “Casey has hit the ground running since starting her position and has a fantastic ability to understand what our customers are looking for. It’s clear to see her passion and drive in wanting to help customers make the right decision. She is a great asset to the team.”