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Auckland, 24 February 2020:  The achievements of the Audi New Zealand dealer network were celebrated on Friday 21 February at the 10th Annual Audi Excellence Awards. The awards recognise 2019’s outstanding achievements in sales, parts, finance, service, marketing and customer satisfaction across nine Audi dealerships nationwide.

Farmer Audi took away the coveted overall Dealer of the Year award, alongside several individual awards. Michael Farmer, Group Managing Director of Farmer Autovillage said, “We are exceptionally proud to be named Audi Dealer of the year for 2019, it represents the team’s cohesive goals to achieve the highest level of service and professionalism within all aspects of the business”

Dean Sheed, Audi New Zealand General Manager said, “The Audi Excellence awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our dealer network throughout 2019. Their ongoing strong performance ensures that Audi continues to shape the future of customer service and mobility in New Zealand.”


Audi Dealer of the Year –  Farmer Audi – Winner

Customer Satisfaction  – Farmer Audi –  Finalist

Audi Sales Manager of the Year – Blair Woolford – Finalist

Audi Sport Sales Specialist of the Year – Shaun Marburg – Finalist

Audi Non-Metro Sales Specialist of the Year – Shaun Marburg – Winner

Audi Service Manager of the Year – Bevan Shephard – Winner

Audi Parts Manager of the Year – Mark Ferguson – Winner

2019 Marketing Award – Samantha Headifen – Winner


The Farmer Audi Team were delighted to attend the 2019 awards evening in Auckland, and extremely proud to bring back three category winning awards to the Bay of Plenty. General Manager, Blair Woolford, celebrated success with his team. “The win is really testament to the team’s attitude towards everything we do. I am absolutely thrilled with the result.” The 2019 achievements add to Farmer Audi’s sweep of Excellence Awards from previous years.