A South Shields-based motor retailer is celebrating after winning a top regional business award.
Vic Young Ltd picked up the Services Award, sponsored by the University of Sunderland, at the North East Business Awards.
The family-run business, established more than 40 years ago and a main dealership for Mitsubishi in Tyneside, won the award at a gala event held at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
Managing director Vic Young said: “The North East Business Awards are held in such high regard in the region and we are delighted to have won this year.
“We pride ourselves on offering the very best service, care and support to all of our customers.
“The success we’ve built over the years has been down to investment made in skills, capabilities and people.
“Winning the award is a testament to our dedicated team who work hard to build long standing relationships with our customers across the North East and UK.
“We also have an exceptionally high level of customer loyalty and now sell to some families’ third generations.”
At the awards, the business citation read: “Vic Young (South Shields) Ltd is an impressive example of a company which has worked meticulously hard to ensure that the buying process is a positive experience and as simple as possible for the customer.
“Over the years, the Vic Young team has built strong relationships with businesses and clients across the North East and UK.
“They have an exceptionally high level of customer loyalty leading to repeat business; 95% of Vic Young Ltd customers return to purchase their next vehicle.”