Isle of Wight-based D.H Price Motors has been recognised as the Garaging Contractor of the Year 2019 for the South.

The prestigious award recognises the continued great performance and hard work of the 25-strong team over the past 12 months.

D.H Price Motors has been a certified AA contractor for the past 10 years, helping stranded motorists at the roadside and with recovery in the West Wight area.

However, back in June of this year, the East Wight contract was unexpectedly awarded to the Lake-based garage. This resulted in an influx of additional work for the independently owned and operated garage.

The added pressure of being the sole emergency breakdown service provider for the AA on the Island didn’t phase the experienced team.

Two commendations for excellence in customer service were awarded in July, to sit alongside another commendation received in April.

As a result of their continued performance, customer satisfaction and professional ability, D.H Price Motors were announced as the Garaging Contractor of the Year (South) 2019.

Daniel Price, Managing Director of D.H Price Motors, said:

“To win garaging contractor of the year is absolutely fantastic and is a real testament to my team, who have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months and the busier than expected summer period.

“We have invested heavily in our staff with specialist training courses and continued professional development and this is the reward – to get to the top.

“It is great to put the Isle of Wight in the national spotlight, demonstrating that independent garages in small communities like ours can still provide a fantastic service to award-winning levels.

“I would like to thank my team for everything they have done. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Adam Baldwin, AA Customer Performance Manager for the region, said:

“Congratulations to D.H Price IOW for taking home our ‘Contractor of the Year – South’ award, which recognises their commitment to performance, customer satisfaction, flexibility and willingness to go the extra mile.

“D.H Price IOW was shortlisted from more than 300 Emergency Breakdown Suppliers in the South of England and we’re pleased to thank them for their dedication with this award.”

Established in 1997, the firm has been trading from Spithead Business Centre in Lake since 2002.

A formal awards ceremony will be held at Tobacco Dock in London on Saturday (5).