Autos 2020

Hall of Fame!

The Autos 2020 went off with a bang at St George’s Park back in January 2020, as 200 team members from across Cox Automotive came together to celebrate the achievements and successes of our people.

Our shortlisted individuals and teams enjoyed an evening of entertainment – from a magnificent magician and a fantastic freestyle footballer to a charity raffle all for Mind… it certainly was a night to remember!


Our Autos 2020 winners who have took a place in the Autos Hall of Fame were...


Bringing out the Best in Everyone - Daniel Boakes

"Dan is an inspirational leader who drives his team with positivity and enthusiasm, which is completely infectious and rubs off on his team members.”

The Spirit of Cox - Debbie Major

"Debbie has scheduled, organised, participated and engaged people in numerous events, including climbing Mount Snowdon, raising awareness of the Cox Automotive Community Foundation and plays an active role on the National Culture Team. Debbie ensures we all have fun, raise money and support our people and community."

Leading by Example - David Parnham

"Despite working on challenging tasks, David has continued to demonstrate commitment to his work, be dependable, promote positivity and inspire his team to be the best they can be."

"Kayeigh has recently become Manheim’s first female transport driver and now wants to inspire other women to achieve their goals.”

Rising Star - Kayleigh Holcombe

Hidden Hero - Karen Raybould

“Karen has been fundamental in the delivery of AIMS and regularly exceeds expectations with her can-do attitude.”

The People Category


The Customer Category

Innovation Award - Internal Communications

"The Internal Communications team took the brave decision to launch CA:TV - to great success! They've also digitalised Momentum magazine, refreshed our employee conferences and have taken on the audio-visual technical work saving the business money. This couldn't be executed without their work as a collective, with each an expert in their field."

Customer Experience Award - Andy Conde

“Andy is professional, down-to-earth and is very much respected by our buyers and vendors – something which is extremely hard to achieve!”

Team of the Year Award - Manheim Inspection Services

“MIS are now seen as a key component of the Manheim connected proposition. They can be relied upon to deliver best-in-class service whilst delivering profitability back into the Cox Automotive business.”

Collaboration Award - The PSA Team

“The team worked tirelessly over several months to ensure we won the largest single contract of Cox Automotive UK, requiring huge amounts of hard work and dedication.”

Doing the Right Thing Award - Manheim Washington

“The Washington team has embarked on a mammoth challenge to raise £40,000 for CHUF. In the lead-up to the event and on the day itself, the team showcased an outstanding community effort for a truly worthy cause, smashing their target and raising an outstanding £49,000!”


The Performance Category

Financial Award: Movex

"Movex had a stellar 2019, facilitating the movement of over 100,000 vehicles - an increase of over 40%. They had an outstanding financial performance smashing both their revenue and profit budgets, with 2019 profits of £2.4 million - more than double the £1 million achieved in 2018."

Performance Excellence Award: NextGear Capital

"NextGear Capital celebrated their fifth birthday this year and finished off 2019 by reaching the £1 billion funding mark across 140,000 vehicles in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Not only has the team had a strong financial performance, but they've also grown their customer base and invested in their technology to ensure the business continues to grow and prosper over the next five years."


CEO Award: Victoria Colclough, HR and Harry Himan, Marketing and Strategy

"Victoria throws herself into everything she does – even the most challenging and difficult of tasks and because she genuinely cares about our people – has the most amazing ability to make everyone feel valued and special."

"Harry has been with the business since he was in short trousers - and has done virtually every role in Finance during his time with us - working across most of our brands and businesses. Now he performs a very important role within the Strategy team and is always looking for ways to improve our processes and projects by introducing a good spreadsheet!"

The CEO Award

Autos 2020 Hall of Fame