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Pictured from left to right are: Hugo and Annette Loonam, Dealer Principals at Hugo Loonam Motors; Des Cannon, Managing Director, Gowan Distributors, Peugeot Importer in Ireland


NEWS 04 12 2019

Hugo Loonam Motors, Main PEUGEOT Dealer for County Offaly, has clinched the PEUGEOT Sales Dealer of the Year 2019 title. The presentation was made to Dealer Principals, Hugo and Annette Loonam, at a black-tie event to mark Gowan Distributors’, PEUGEOT Importer in Ireland, 50 years in business. Held at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel Dublin on Saturday 30th November, the celebrations were attended by 222 staff, shareholders, the Smith-Maughan family and board members, representatives from the PSA Group from Paris and the PEUGEOT Dealer Network of Ireland.

Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot Importer in Ireland, said: “On the occasion of our 50th anniversary, it has given me great pleasure to see Hugo Loonam Motors crowned PEUGEOT Sales Dealer of the Year 2019. Gowan Distributors has thrived for half a century, thanks to the loyalty, tenacity and passion of our Dealer partners and I thank Hugo Loonam Motors for their unwavering support and the crucial part they have played to build a strong PEUGEOT profile in County Offaly for over ten years.”

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Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors said: “It came as no surprise to see Hugo Loonam Motors come out top, when we collated sales performance indicators, to arrive at the winner of this year’s Sales Dealer of the Year title. With PEUGEOT holding a steady 7.4% of the total new car and van market in Offaly in 2019, Hugo Loonam and his team have demonstrated continued drive and energy, to bring the lion-brand to new heights in the county. I congratulate them on another incredible performance in 2019.”

Hugo Loonam, Dealer Principal, when presented with the coveted award said: “I am overwhelmed. I thank Gowan Distributors wholeheartedly for their support and encouragement, I congratulate them on their wonderful history thus far in Ireland and I wish them continued success in business for the next 50 years and beyond. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every customer who came through our door this year without whom we would not be celebrating this award. I thank my entire team at Hugo Loonam Motors, who work so hard to put our customers first every time.”