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SELECT Car Leasing has been named Leaseplan Platinum Franchisee for the second year running.

The award, which recognises exceptional achievement within the broker field, is the latest in a string of prizes collected by Select Car Leasing. In September, it was named ‘Most Trusted Car Leasing Company’ at the Corporate Excellence Awards and earlier in the year it was named in the Thames Valley 100 Growth Index for the second year running.

The Platinum Franchisee of the Year award measures performance in several key areas, including new business volume, year on year growth and both maintenance and tactical sales penetration. An aggregation of these measures is then used to determine an overall score and eventual winner.

Select has enjoyed a period of rapid growth to become the largest car leasing company in the UK, despite a challenging year for the car leasing and automotive industry. The Reading-based company now employs over 250 staff at several locations across the UK and has made further steps towards major growth throughout 2020, with the launch of both a bespoke Fleet Management area and Select Electric, a specialist area dedicated to the rising popularity of leasing electric cars.

Director Mark Tongue said: “It has obviously been a year of unprecedented challenges for us as a business and the industry as a whole and to be recognised with this award is a testament to the excellent dedication of our staff and the ambition for growth and success which everyone at Select shares.

“Having been a major partner of Leaseplan for several years we know that Platinum Franchisee is one of the most important and respected awards for any leasing broker in the industry. To achieve this for two years running is undoubtedly one of the biggest indicators of the rapid growth the business has enjoyed over the last 24 months and is a source of immense pride for everyone involved with Select

“We are confident this award will inspire further success and form a platform for widespread growth for car leasing and Select in 2021 and beyond”