Spidersnet picks up TWO Car Dealer Power Awards and one highly commended

July 2023

The Car Dealer Power Awards are some of the most prestigious and hotly contested awards within the automotive industry. Organised by Car Dealer Magazine and voted for by motor dealerships, these awards mark not only the best car manufacturers to represent in the UK, but also the best motor trade suppliers to do business with, that’s why we’re absolutely thrilled that Spidersnet have been recognised again this year! 

At the 2023 Car Dealer Power Awards, Spidersnet took home not one, but two awards and received a Highly Commended in another category! 

Winning both Dealer Management System of the Year 2023 and the Extra Mile Award, also receiving a Highly Commended in the Franchise Website Provider category.


Car Dealer Power Awards

Dealer Management System of the Year 2023

This category looks out for the very best dealer management systems, which are able to help make dealers’ lives easier, streamlining their business as much as possible. And this year, our very own dealer management system, Autopromotor came top! 

Autopromotor has been at the heart of Spidersnet for over 25 years, so it was a real honour to see it championed in this way. Autopromotor has undergone some exciting developments over the last few years. It’s simple and easy to use, with a whole host of functionality and an accompanying smartphone app allowing dealers to manage their business on the go!

Recent developments have allowed Autopromotor to help dealers auto-post their stock directly onto Facebook and take Service and MOT bookings directly on their website. Users can also generate professional purchase and sales invoices, gain visibility on profit and VAT calculations and export financial data with ease.

Katie Balkham, Spidersnet’s managing director, spoke to Car Dealer Magazine about the award, saying: “I just think that our system is so user-friendly. That’s what we’ve really focused on. It’s really simple and has a lot of functionality.”

“It’s so great that Autopromotor has been recognised by the dealers who are using it. That’s just the ultimate compliment for us. We think Autopromotor is great, but it’s great to know they do as well!”

If you’d like to learn more about our dealer management system, Autopromotor, Autopromotor Service, our booking system that allows you to take online service and MOT bookings via your website, or Autopromotor Books which we designed to save dealers time, helping with accounting, profit, and VAT calculations then be sure to check out our website spidersnet.co.uk


Extra Mile Award 2023

Car Dealer Magazine states that the Extra Mile Award is one of the most highly acclaimed awards at Car Dealer Power. This award recognises the businesses that go above and beyond when it comes to looking after their customers. These are the companies that the Car Dealer readers have highlighted as really helping them improve their businesses in the last 12 months.

Here at Spidersnet we were extremely proud to win this award and were delighted with the amazing feedback we received from dealerships. Over the last few years we have had a real focus on customer support and our team really believes in what we do for our customers. 

According to Car Dealer Magazine, Spidersnet “shone bright” in this category, receiving fantastic feedback in the survey. One dealer said Spidersnet “blew them away” with its help, while many others singled Spidersnet out for its great customer service. 

Again speaking to Car Dealer Magazine, Katie Balkham said: “To get one award is fantastic; to get two is absolutely amazing! And for it to be the Extra Mile Award, we couldn’t be happier.”

“Over the past few years, we’ve had such a huge focus on our customers and the support that we give them. As well as constantly innovating new products and services, it really is about the service that we provide to our dealers”

“It’s a really special one for us and great recognition for our whole team who really do go over and above for our customers every day.”


2023 – A year of success at Spidersnet

As well as winning two awards outright, Spidersnet was also highly commended in the Franchise Website Provider category. 

It’s safe to say that once again the past year has been a period of massive growth for Spidersnet. We’ve developed new products and expanded our team. We’ve added more industry-leading suppliers as Partners, and we’ve increased and consistently achieved our commitment to the highest levels of customer support.

Our success at the Car Dealer Power Awards 2023 really emphasised all of this, and we’re excited about what the next 12 months can bring. Here at Spidersnet our focus, as always, is to continue to improve our current products and develop more features that give dealers exactly what they want!