The Coventry Business Excellence Awards were a night to remember for XL Motors, who came away from the awards ceremony with a hattrick of awards that included the prestigious Company of the Year accolade.
In a room packed with some of Coventry and Warwickshire’s most high profile businesses, it was the Coventry based accident repair centre that stole the limelight by taking home the most awards on the night.
Celebrating its first ever event, the Coventry Business Excellence Awards recognises excellence from across the Midlands applauding all that is great about local business within the county.
Securing Company of the Year, SME Business of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year, XL Motors and its Managing Director Rob Ally proved victors despite being up against several esteemed businesses in their respective award categories.
Now in its 29th year, XL Motors has become one of Coventry and Warwickshire’s leading accident repair centres, with four state of the art facilities totalling 50,000sq feet within the city and employing over 80 people.
The business has grown from strength to strength in recent years and now acts the industry standard – working in a range of different markets and having several manufacturer approvals from many of the motor industry’s household names such as Jaguar, LandRover, Toyota, Lexus and Ford just to name a few.
XL Motors Managing Director and Founder Rob Ally was also celebrated on the night – winning Entrepreneur of the Year – by being recognised for his inspirational journey from redundancy at 21 to running a thriving multimillion pound business 29 years later.
Rob Ally, Managing Director and Founder of XL Motors commented: “Words cannot describe how honoured both myself and my team at XL Motors is to secure a hattrick of awards last week at the Coventry Business Excellence Awards.
“We are incredibly proud of our history and I am delighted that our achievements as a Coventry accident repair centre have been recognised in our home city.
“Behind any successful business is a close-knit team that works together to build solid foundations for the future and every member of staff behind the scenes at XL Motors do exactly that.
“Not only is it a tremendous achievement to be presented with these three prestigious awards but it also a testament to the dedication and hard work of our employees. I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who has made this possible and look forward to continued success for many years to come.
“Our congratulations go out to the other winners as well as those who were shortlisted on the night.”