2023 TOSCARs with Mark Mills, CEO talking

Spotlight on staff success at the 2023 TOSCAR Awards

Marked as a notable highlight of the social calendar, it’s always an exciting time for the teams at Miles Toyota, Miles Toyota Airport, Miles Group Pre-Delivery Centre, ILAM Toyota, and Lexus of Christchurch when the annual TOSCAR Awards roll around.

A wonderful night of celebrating staff success over an evening of delicious food, drinks, entertainment, and awards ensues each year, and the 2023 event was no exception. The glamourous night out is a way for the dealerships to gather and celebrate the hard work and success among employees, whilst also being a fantastic opportunity to socialise with different departments outside of a work environment.

The TOSCAR (Toyota Oscar) is a symbol of pride, reminiscent of the coveted golden statues awarded to Hollywood stars. The prestigious awards have been a long-standing tradition for over 10 years, continually surpassing expectations each year. This year’s colourful-themed awards took place at Majestic in the central city, with over 160 team members gathering in their finest for what was an exceptional evening.

2023 TOSCAR Awards trophys and long service awards

The Awards

We love celebrating team success, and it’s truly a pleasure to be able to recognise the hard and work dedication across all departments of our dealerships. Between sales, service, parts, admin, and marketing, we’re so privileged to have such a stellar team and relish the opportunity to acknowledge their achievements. Below are the awards for the evening and their relevant nominees and recipients.

Parts and Service

  • Parts Advisor of the Year: – Liam Savage
    Nominees: – Spencer Wilson
  • Apprentice Technician of the Year – Logan Murphy
    Nominees: – Bowen Tipper, George Dart
  • Technician of the Year – Cameron Kilty
    Nominees: – Asakna Kumara, Steve Begg

Sales and Support

  • New Vehicle Salesperson of the Year – Ben Trevelyan
    Nominees: – Sean Qu, Brandon Ramsell
  • Used Vehicle Salesperson of the Year – Simon Pattie
    Nominees: – Joseph Spoelstra, Michelle Dampier, Adam Clapshaw 
  • Dealership Support Person of the Year – Jaimee Dolan
    Nominees: Jenny Woolley, Connor Compton

Customer Service Citizens Awards

  • Citizens Award – Ben Handley
    Nominees: – Sophie Penney, Alex Hines
  • Most Improved Team Member – Amy Coates
    Nominees: – Emma White, Hamish Ferguson
  • Customer Focus – Charlotte Tait
    Nominees: – Tanya Sayer, Ben Trevelyan
  • Outstanding Service – Brandon Ramsell
    Nominees: Isaac Wilson, Tim Wright

Long Service Awards

Long service is something that is near and dear to our hearts. We value our team and hope that they’ll want to work for the Miles Group for many years to come! Between Miles Toyota, Miles Toyota Airport, Miles Group Pre-Delivery Centre, ILAM Toyota, and Lexus of Christchurch, we’ve got a few employees that have been with us for over a decade – if not longer.

Bestowing them with a bottle of bubbly, we commemorated their long service and look forward to many more decades with our team.

  • Simon PattieCommercial Vehicle Consultant, 20 years of service
  • Andrew ElliottSenior Business Manager, 10 years of service
  • Alex MortonService Groomer, 10 years of service
Paul Taylor and Mark Mills presenting Andrew Elliot with his long service award

The Evening

Our Events Coordinator Jaimee took the opportunity to plan a fabulous evening and ran with it – and it was fantastic to use a number of local vendors in doing so.

The night’s fabulous food was catered by Crisp & Vale Catering, who provided an enticing array of canapes, mains, and desserts. Flowers throughout the venue provided the finishing touch, thanks to For Flowers Sake.

Oscar Kightley MC’d the evening, while the talented band Tina and the Turners entertained us with their captivating voices and personalities. Finally, the whole evening was captured by local photographer Jared Yeoward. Thank you all for your help on the special evening!

TOSCARS 2023 team

We’re delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate our staff. Bring on 2024!

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