GSF Car Parts shortlisted for UK Factor Award

GSF Car Parts are ‘delighted’ to have been shortlisted in the Factor of the Year category, for the prestigious Motor Trader Awards.

The line up of finalists for the newly added award also includes Autoparts UK, Andrew Page, Fast Parts Wales and Ridgeway. It’s a selection reflecting the diversity of a category that attracted entries from right across the UK, having been open to national and regional parts distributors, as well as franchised dealer group operations.

The next and final hurdle is the hosting of a ‘roving judge’ visit later in June, ahead of the winner being announced at the 25th anniversary Motor Trader Awards gala dinner, to be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 8th July.

GSF Car Parts won through into the final five after persuasively explaining a raft of new initiatives like their in-house apprentice programme, started in 2014 and some innovative customer social events.

These have recently included both a ski trip to Val D’Isere, and a series of ‘Area Focus’ events, the most recent of which culminated in senior managers preparing an elaborate Morrocan-themed meal for a group of enthusiastic guests - under the expert eye of chef Susie Blayney - at Childerley Hall.

Business activities have focused on continued emphasis on tier 1 OE parts brands, supported by the development of the Vetech brand’s product portfolio, with rapid expansion of the ‘Garage Essentials’ tools and equipment programme.

“We are delighted to be nominated,” said Managing Director Jonny West. “It’s fine recognition of some of the exceptional teamwork from our loyal staff, going on right throughout the business.”

About Us

GSF Car Parts has a successful trading history spanning over 30 years. GSF’s fast-growing retail business supplies components and consumables direct to customers’ doors and through ‘click and collect’ from a sophisticated online catalogue and e-commerce site. In many cases, customers can save up to 50% off main dealer retail prices. Today’s business was brought together in April 2000 by the German & Swedish Management Team, has its origins in a number of long standing expert car parts specialists such as Vee Wee, Autocavan, Andyspares, and URO Automotive. Since the formation of GSF Car Parts in 2000, the company developed a parts and distribution portfolio to become the UK’s largest independent parts supplier. In 2015 GSF Car Parts joined The Parts Alliance. Today, GSF Car Parts employs over 1,000 people serving the UK and Ireland through over 60 stores and over 400 GSF delivery vans, managed from centrally-located headquarters in Birmingham.