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Pictured from left to right are: Colin Sheridan, Sales & Marketing Director, Gowan Distributors; Tim Reen, Dealer Principal; Cecilia Reen; Nora Reen; John Reen, Dealer Principal; Sean Weir, National Fleet Manager, Gowan Distributors


NEWS 04 12 2019

Reen’s Rathmore, Main PEUGEOT Dealer for County Kerry, has taken the PEUGEOT Dealer of the Year title for the third consecutive year. The presentation was made to Dealer Principals, John and Tim Reen, together with their wives Nora and Cecilia Reen, 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 Reen’s Rathmore crowned PEUGEOT 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 Reen’s Rathmore for their unwavering support and the crucial part they have played to build a strong PEUGEOT profile in County Kerry for over thirty two years.”

Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director at Gowan Distributors said: “It came as no surprise to see Reen’s Rathmore come out top, when we collated performance indicators from across the business, to arrive at the winner of this year’s Dealer of the Year title. With PEUGEOT holding a steady 9% of the total new car and van market in Kerry in 2019, the Reen family have demonstrated continued drive and energy, to bring the Peugeot brand to new heights in the Kingdom of Kerry. I congratulate them on another incredible performance in 2019.”

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Tim Reen, Dealer Principal, when presented with the coveted award said: “We are simply speechless. 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 Reen’s Rathmore, who work so hard to put our customers first every time.”

The family-run business in Rathmore was first established by brothers John, Vincent and Donie Reen. Appointed Main PEUGEOT Dealers in 1987, the Reen family has been increasingly recognised in their locality for their outstanding customer service. No stranger to awards, Reen’s Rathmore was PEUGEOT Dealer of the Year in 2006, 2015, 2017 and 2018, before clinching the title again for 2019 for the third consecutive year in a row.