ONE of Hampshire’s biggest used car retailers has been honoured at the industry’s leading awards event.

Imperial Cars Supermarket, which has sites on Millbrook Trading Estate and Bridge Road, Lower Swanwick, was named Used Car Supermarket of the Year by Mike Brewer, star of TV’s Wheeler Dealers, at the Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards in London.

All nominees received a number of difficult mystery shopper visits before a panel of expert judges scored them against a demanding set of standards.

Imperial – a thriving group with eight sites nationwide including one on the Millbrook Trading Estate – passed with flying colours to take the accolade.

Speaking afterwards, Neil Smith, operations director at Imperial Cars, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award.

“As a business, we place great value on our excellent reputation and work incredibly hard to ensure we offer the very highest standards of customer care across all areas. This award shows we are on the right track.”