Celebrating success in automotive retail

Now in its 12th year, the Auto Trader Retailer Awards are a celebration of the very best in our industry. The seven prestigious categories are designed to recognise those retailers showing excellence both on and offline, with the winners determined by millions of data points, an in-depth mystery shopping programme, or an independent panel of judges.

As the UK’s 16th largest website and 40 years of heritage, Auto Trader is one of the UK’s best known brands. There’s no better way to stand out and build trust with your customers than an Auto Trader Retailer Award trophy!

What's in store


The Awards

The winners of the seven categories will be judged by a panel of independent experts, the opinions of thousands of car buyers or a comprehensive mystery shopping programme.


The Event

200 of today's retailing legends and tomorrow's stars will join us on the 18th July to celebrate success, hear new insight, enjoy fine dining and dance the night away at our legendary after party. 


The Venue

This year the awards have moved to London’s most central venue, 8 Northumberland Avenue. Located right by Trafalgar Square, this is our most prestigious venue to date.

Self-nominations have now closed!

This year we have two prestigious self-nomination categories: Business Initiative of the Year Award and People and Culture Award. Nominations have now closed and the winners will be announced on the 18th July.

Find out from a few of last year’s judges on what it takes to be a Retailer Awards winner.

Steve Weller

Chief Executive Officer


Matthew Legge

 Head - Auto Marketplaces & Dealerships

Google UK

Jesper With-Fogstrup

Chief Operating Officer