Vic Young celebrated for its commitment to the community
South Shields based motor retail firm Vic Young (South Shields) Ltd is celebrating after winning the Heart of the Community trophy at the North East Business Awards regional final for Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside. The awards took place on Thursday evening (17 March 2016) at Ramside Hall Hotel.
The highly anticipated regional awards ceremony took place on Thursday 17 March 2016 at Ramside Hall Hotel, and honours the cream of the North East business community and celebrates excellence in 13 categories, ranging from innovation and manufacturing to export and newcomer of the year.
Vic Young, a family-run business established more than 40 years ago, is a main dealership for Mitsubishi in Tyneside. They provide a broad spectrum of vehicles for sale, rent and short-term hire as well as fleet management services, servicing and MOTs. Their portfolio also includes a specialist Motability division, Vic Young Mobility, which supplies cars, adaptations and wheelchair accessible vehicles, and Vic Young Conversions, which develops unique conversions for various specialist vehicles including those for full Motability approval.
Over the last four decades, Vic Young has been a champion of the local community in South Tyneside and the wider North East and has supported a number of charities and private individuals. For example they recently provided four vehicles to St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow – a box van, transit van, mini-bus and wheelchair accessible vehicle.
The firm are also a sponsor of Bede’s World in Jarrow, Westoe Rugby Club and Horsely Hill boxing club. Along with junior football teams on Wearside and Newcastle, through the Russell Foster Tyne and Wear Youth League.
Vic Young, Managing Director at Vic Young (South Shields) Ltd, said: “The North East Business Awards are held in such high regard in the region that to win the Heart of the Community award is an absolute honour.
“This award celebrates excellence in corporate, social and ethical activity and we were up against some tough competition. As a family-owned firm with over 40 years’ history, we are acutely aware of our role in the North East economy and society.
“We are advocates of supporting local businesses and always try to source our requirements locally when possible, in fact we have been using the same suppliers over the past 40 years. This has resulted in 95% of the company’s spend being kept in the North East.
“I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of my staff, customers and suppliers for their support over the past four decades and look forward to many more years as part of the community.”
The firm will compete against the other regional winners at the North East Business Awards Grand Final on Thursday 21 April 2016, at Hardwick Hall.