A MELKSHAM car parts distributor is hoping to win local votes after being shortlisted for a top industry award.

Melksham Motor Spares is in the running to be named Car Distributor of the Year at the highly-respected IAAF Annual Award Ceremony 2018.

Managing director Phil Dodd said: “We’re calling on the people of Melksham to vote for us and bring home the award. We’re thrilled that our hard work has gained recognition from one of the most highly regarded federations within the automotive industry.

“As always, all credit goes to the entire team as their commitment and drive enables us to deliver exceptional customer service to garages, day in, day out.”

The motor factor is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It was established in 1968 by husband and wife team, Bryan and Mary Mattock, who both died in 2013.Today, the business operates from two branches employing more than 80 staff and has a fleet of 26 delivery vehicles.

The business is hoping people will vote at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BNYLPFD. The winner will be announced on December 6.