MELKSHAM Motor Spares, one of the South West region’s largest independent motor factors, has won the Car Distributor of Excellence award.

The company received the award in front of 600 guests at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Award Ceremony 2018 in Milton Keynes.

The outcome is significant as the results were decided directly by after-market professionals with IAAF members voting for their preferred car distributor on IAAF’s website:

The company’s managing director Phil Dodd said: “We’re over the moon to win this award, to receive recognition for all of the team’s hard work is fantastic.

“2018 has been yet another busy year for the team and we’re delighted that our hard work has paid off. For us to be acknowledged in this way by industry peers is extremely humbling and is undoubtedly a boost for business across the whole region.”

Alison Cook, MMS’s finance director, added: “We are incredibly grateful to all our fantastic customers and suppliers for their support and special thanks goes to our brilliant staff for their commitment and hard work. To everyone who took the time to vote for us, we are truly grateful.”

The win tops off what has been an extremely busy and successful year for Melksham Motor Spares, as it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Established in 1969 by Bryan and Mary Mattock, the motor factor has grown to become one of the most prominent businesses in the area.

It now operates from two branches in Melksham and Frome, employing more than 80 members of staff and managing a fleet of 28 delivery vehicles.

The company has also launched a new website offering its garage customers key information on its business activities as well as latest products and services available.

The website - - is now mobile-responsive and has a fresh, modern feel and user-friendly functionality. It features various sections and demonstrates the factor’s extensive after-market portfolio.

Mr Dodd said: “Our new website reflects the integrity of the business, which is underpinned by our family values, as well as offering our customers an engaging and user-friendly platform.”