Roadside (Garages) Limited Named AM Best UK Dealership to Work For​

Roadside (Garages) Limited in Coleraine, Co. Londonderry was recently named as one of the 2018 AM Best UK Dealerships to Work For. The programme is a joint project of Automotive Management and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards programme was designed to identify, recognise and reward the best automotive dealerships to work for in the United Kingdom, benefiting the area's economy, its workforce and businesses.

Tim Rose, Editor of Automotive Management, the UK’s leading motor industry magazine, said: “Congratulations to Roadside (Garages) Limited on its remarkable achievement! It is one of less than a dozen across the UK to achieve the accolade this year.

“The UK’s motor retail industry is high pressured and extremely competitive, but full of opportunities for great earnings and career progression. And it is Roadside (Garages) and the other 2018 AM Best UK Dealerships to Work For who play a leading role, by rewarding their staff well, by providing regular training, by helping staff climb the career ladder and by being a decent, responsible, caring employer.”

To be considered for participation, firms had to fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be new car dealership (used car dealerships are not eligible)
  • Must have at least 15 employees working in the UK
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year
  • Dealerships must apply as a single rooftop - one dealership per registration

Firms from across the United Kingdom entered the two-part survey process to determine the AM Best UK Dealerships to Work For. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated firm's workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practises, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analysed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

Roadside (Garages) will be recognised in a special publication in December by Automotive Management.

For more information on the AM Best UK Dealerships to Work For programme, visit or contact Katrina Heimbach at