CDK at SIMI Annual Awards 2019

The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) held its 66th Annual dinner at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin on 21st Feb 2019. CDK Global Ireland, attended the Industry Awards along with over 700 senior Motor Industry figures and guests. 

SIMI President Gerard O'Farrell addressed the guests to focus on the exciting future that lays ahead of the automotive industry while acknowledging the difficult trade environment that the industry has been enduring. He emphasised that if the exciting developments and challenges are harnessed correctly it could benefit Ireland a great deal. 

The industry was encouraged to promote the exciting career opportunities available in the automotive sector and focus on increasing the intake of apprentices and other trainee professionals to fill the growing skills gap within automotive retail.

Ten Award categories were presented by Brian Cooke, Director General Designate of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) and Derek McDermott, Management Director of Bank of Ireland Finance, the event sponsors. 

 The winners were companies that have demonstrated award-winning level of excellence and best practice over the last 12 months as adjudicated by an independent panel. Garda Press Office were presented with a special recognition award in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority for their contribution to road safety. 

For more information check out the SIMI website.