Here are the highlights from the 2016 event:

The 2016 AM Awards will take place on Thursday 11th February at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

An evening dedicated to acknowledging exemplary performance and innovation is fundamentally important to our industry; high achievers deserve their time in the spotlight.

But the AM Awards is much more than a glitzy night out among friends and colleagues.

An AM Award brings with it the respect of the industry and publicly acknowledges the importance of your people and helps to strengthen the confidence of an individual or teams – as well as provide an independent mark of quality in your business that can be incorporated into your marketing strategy.

BDO will once again independently audit the AM Awards.

BDO partner and head of motor retail Malcolm Thixton said: "We are delighted to once again audit the AM Awards. As one of the leading advisers in the sector, we have been working with motor retailers for more than 20 years and are pleased to bring this experience to support AM in its recognition of the stars of the UK motor industry.

"We are looking forward to meeting the dealer groups and seeing at firsthand the best practices that put them at the forefront of the industry."

Criteria and explanations of all awards can found here.

To view last year's winner list, please click here.

To read how previous winners have utilised their accolades within the industry, see our case studies.

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Success at the AM Awards has become the benchmark by which the industry judges itself. Each year shortlisted companies and members of the automotive industry great and good gather at a gala evening to celebrate the success of the past year. The presentation evening itself is always a spectacular occasion and the winners enjoy extensive publicity and widespread recognition for their achievements.

The Awards will be presented on Thursday 11 February 2016, at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. The evening is a superb opportunity to entertain guests and celebrate with your peers and key industry figures.

The black tie event will begin with a drinks reception, then a three course gala dinner with an auction in aid of BEN will also be held. Then it’s down to the main business of the night – the prestigious AM Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the industry followed by a spot of fun with a top entertainer.

Ensure the best chance of a great table position - book your tickets now by calling Emma-Louise Kinnaird on 01733 395133.

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