Posted on: 8th Mar 2017
The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) - which celebrates Apprenticeships across all industries and all levels - runs from 6th to 10th March and this year the theme is 'ladder of opportunity.' This then would seem the perfect time to announce that Damon Powsey, an Apprentice working at WJ King's Vauxhall Dartford branch, was recently selected by Vauxhall MyAcademy as being the winner of the prestigious 'Apprentice Service Technician' Award for 2016.
Damon, who was one of five finalists, joined W J King - one of the fastest growing vehicle dealer groups in the South East and Kent - as an Apprentice Vauxhall Technician in 2013 when he was 17 years old. Since then he has progressed to become a valued member of staff and an asset to the Company.
The Award ceremony was held at the Hilton Hotel, St Georges, Burton On Trent, the Football Association’s National Football Centre, and Damon - who successfully completed the Apprenticeship programme in late 2016 - also received his graduation certificate at the same event from the England football team manager Gareth Southgate.
Speaking after winning the 'Apprentice Service Technician of the Year' Award, Damon, who attended the event along with his proud family and his department manager at Vauxhall Dartford, said ''winning the Apprentice of the Year Award has meant everything to me, especially as all my hard work has been recognised. However, I am part of a great team at WJ King and I share this award with them''.
Allan Nash, WJ King's Group Aftersales Manager said ''on behalf of everyone at WJ King, I'd like to congratulate Damon on his exceptional achievement in winning this prestigious award. We are all extremely proud of Damon, who is an important member of the dynamic team we have in our Service Department.''
L to R: Graham Page, Vauxhall Retail Training Manager, Damon Powsey of WJ King, Gareth Southgate, England Football Team Manager
VAUXHALL WORLD PREMIERES THREE ALL-NEW MODELS AT GENEVA
Posted on: 2nd Mar 2017
Vauxhall will reveal three all-new models at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show (7th-19th March 2017) including the Insignia Grand Sport, Insignia Sports Tourer and Crossland X.
VAUXHALL CORSA HONOURED BY FLEET WORLD
Posted on: 24th Feb 2017
Vauxhall's Corsa has been chosen as one of the top models in the fleet industry, taking home the Best Supermini award at the 2017 Fleet World Honours.
VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL-NEW INSIGNIA SPORTS TOURER
Posted on: 8th Feb 2017
Vauxhall has released the first images of the all-new Insignia Sports Tourer, which will receive its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month.
VAUXHALL CELEBRATES SALES HAT-TRICK WITH AWARD-WINNING ...
Posted on: 9th Jan 2017
Rounding off last year in style, Vauxhall's multi award-winning Astra has celebrated a sales hat-trick by being number one in its segment in each of the last three months of 2016. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the Astra cruised to victory with 15,948 sold in the fourth quarter and a total of 3...
VAUXHALL VIVARO ENDS YEAR ON A HIGH WITH WHAT VAN? AWAR...
Posted on: 22nd Dec 2016
Vauxhall has picked up another award to round off a highly-successful year, with the Vivaro being named as What Van? Used Van of the Year for the second year in a row.
VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL-NEW INSIGNIA
Posted on: 14th Dec 2016
Vauxhall has released first pictures of the all-new Insignia, known as the Insignia Grand Sport, which will receive its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Following on from the previous generation, which won the European Car of the Year in 2009, and sold over 30,000 in the UK last year, the Insignia Grand Sport is based on a com...
VAUXHALL'S SCRAPPAGE SCHEME OFFERS UP TO £2,...
Posted on: 16th Nov 2016
Vauxhall's popular Scrappage Allowance Scheme is back, offering customers up to £2,000 (including VAT) towards a new Vauxhall when they trade-in their car for scrappage.
VAUXHALL ASTRA SCOOPS TOP HONOURS AT CAR TECH AWARDS
Posted on: 2nd Nov 2016
Vauxhall's all-new Astra has been recognised for its outstanding range of advanced technology features, picking up a handful of accolades at the Car Tech Awards. This latest victory confirms the all-new Astra's position as one of the top new models on the market.
WJ King support for The Fleet
Posted on: 28th Oct 2016
WJ King announce the renewal of its successful partnership with Ebbsfleet United FC of the Vanarama National League (South).
NEW MOKKA X & ZAFIRA TOURER LEAD VAUXHALL'S CH...
Posted on: 28th Sep 2016
Vauxhall will reveal new versions of two class-leading models at next week's Paris Motor Show, while providing a clear signal about its future commitment to electric vehicles. Both the Mokka X and new Zafira Tourer will appear ahead of their dealer launch next month, and the ground-breaking Ampera-e will be readied for UK evaluation early in 2
VAUXHALL OFFERS £500 FREE FUEL THIS SEPTEMBER
Posted on: 7th Sep 2016
Customers of Vauxhall retailers across the country can get £500* worth of free fuel, with selected car and van purchases between Thursday 8th September and Monday 12th September.
VAUXHALL TEST DRIVE PROGRAMME OFFERS £500 OFF NEW...
Posted on: 25th Aug 2016
Vauxhall retailers are offering customers £500* towards the cost of a new ADAM or Corsa model when they book a test drive during August and September. The Test Drive programme will take place at Vauxhall retailers nationwide and applies to selected ADAM or Corsa models purchased and registered between now and 30th September.
W J King celebrates Motability award for Excellent Cust...
Posted on: 8th Aug 2016
Motability customers in South East London and North Kent can be sure of receiving award-winning customer service when they visit local dealer WJ King - one of the fastest growing dealer groups in the region who operate six franchises from 12 locations - as the company has, for the second year in succession, won a regional award for their work with ...
VAUXHALL OUTPERFORMS PREMIUM RIVALS FOR VEHICLE DEPENDA...
Posted on: 20th Jul 2016
Vauxhall has performed very strongly in the second annual JD Power survey for vehicle dependability, achieving fourth overall in the manufacturer rankings. Moving up from ninth in last year's inaugural survey, Vauxhall outperformed all premium rivals including Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar.
VAUXHALL ASTRA NAMED COMPACT FAMILY CAR OF THE YEAR AT ...
Posted on: 7th Jul 2016
Vauxhall's all-new Astra has claimed another accolade, winning Compact Family Car of the Year at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2016.
VAUXHALL REVEALS FIRST PICTURES OF NEW ZAFIRA TOURER
Posted on: 1st Jun 2016
These are the first images of Vauxhall's new Zafira Tourer, which features an enhanced exterior and interior design, cutting-edge connectivity via OnStar, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and innovative Adaptive Forward Lighting LED headlamps.
Andy teams up with WJ King
Posted on: 19th Apr 2016
The excellent relationship enjoyed by WJ King - one of the fastest growing vehicle dealer groups in the South East and Kent - with the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), was further highlighted recently when renowned Paralympian and CACT Disability Ambassador Andy Barrow, visited WJ King's Dartford branch to take ownership of his brand ...
VAUXHALL TAKES PERSONALISATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH A...
Posted on: 14th Apr 2016
Vauxhall has updated its popular ADAM range further with the introduction of UNLIMITED and ROCKS UNLIMITED trim variants. Incorporating options from the existing JAM, GLAM and SLAM models, the new variants will provide drivers with more personalisation options than ever before.
VAUXHALL ASTRA WINS BEST SMALL HATCH HONOUR AT UK CAR O...
Posted on: 9th Mar 2016
Vauxhall's all-new Astra has been recognised in the Small Hatch category at the UK Car of the Year Awards.
VAUXHALL GT CONCEPT SHOWCASES VISIONARY TECH-LED INTERI...
Posted on: 9th Mar 2016
Vauxhall has revealed the GT Concept's interior, showcasing a host of innovative technology to improve driver experience, ahead of the futuristic sportcar's debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
VAUXHALL ASTRA WINS EUROPEAN CAR OF THE YEAR 2016
Posted on: 1st Mar 2016
Vauxhall's all-new Brit-built Astra has been named European Car of the Year 2016 at the 86th Geneva Motor Show.
VAUXHALL'S NEW MOKKA X SET FOR GENEVA REVEAL
Posted on: 10th Feb 2016
Vauxhall's new Mokka X, which reaches UK showrooms late this year, will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next month with a fresh interior and exterior design, a new powertrain and featuring OnStar and Apple CarPlay.
QUADRUPLE WIN FOR VAUXHALL AT BUSINESS VAN AWARDS
Posted on: 5th Feb 2016
Vauxhall's Brit-built Vivaro has been named overall winner at the Business Van Awards 2016, which were presented today in London.
VAUXHALL MOVANO FINDING THE WAY FOR A-Z MAPS
Posted on: 5th Feb 2016
Vauxhall has supplied three Movano vans to well-known map company A-Z Maps, which will be used by its representatives to deliver map products to shops in towns and motorway services around the country.
VAUXHALL COMBO TO TACKLE TALL ORDERS
Posted on: 5th Feb 2016
Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has added to the versatility of its award-winning Combo range, by introducing the L2H2 panel van, which provides a maximum load height of over five feet.
VAUXHALL REVEALS GT CONCEPT AS TEMPLATE FOR FUTURE SPOR...
Posted on: 27th Jan 2016
Vauxhall and Opel will reveal their vision of the future sports car with the GT Concept at this year's Geneva International Motorshow (March 3-13). Purebred, pared down, yet unashamedly avant-garde, the GT Concept is even shorn of door handles and door mirrors, its breathtaking form clothing a classic front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive chass...
VAUXHALL MOKKA REACHES HALF A MILLION ORDERS
Posted on: 19th Jan 2016
Since launching three years ago, the Mokka has impressed with its stylish design, high practicality, frugal engines and ultra-modern technologies such as intelligent all-wheel drive. In addition, Mokka owners are always fully connected with the personal connectivity and service assistant OnStar, which offers extensive services at the push of a butt...
GOING, GOING, GONE
Posted on: 23rd Dec 2015
Vauxhall Motors has opened the bidding on a piece of motoring history - the Vauxhall Astra used by BBC Top Gear as their 'Reasonably Priced Car' with automotive industry charity, BEN.
VAUXHALL TOPS BUSINESS CAR'S WEBSITE RANKINGS FOR ...
Posted on: 2nd Dec 2015
Vauxhall has been awarded top score for the fifth consecutive year by prominent fleet magazine BusinessCar in its annual Web Rating Survey. Judged on 10 key criteria, including ease of use, telephone/live chat, email response, social media, P11D prices and data and tax calculator offering, Vauxhall's website is "once more the industry ben...
BRIT-BUILT VAUXHALL ASTRA WINS GERMANY'S 2015 GOLD...
Posted on: 16th Nov 2015
Vauxhall's Brit-built Astra won the best compact car honour at the prestigious Golden Steering Wheel Awards, Germany's automotive Oscars, in Berlin.
VAUXHALL ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR ALL-NEW BRIT-BUILT ASTRA...
Posted on: 27th Oct 2015
Vauxhall's all-new Astra Sports Tourer will be in showrooms in March priced from £16,585 on-the-road. The new Sports Tourer, built at Vauxhall's manufacturing plant in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, follows hot on the heels of the highly-acclaimed five-door model and is up to £1,870 less expensive than the outgoing ST with a simpli...
Vauxhall's Brit-Built Vivaro doubles up at What Va...
Posted on: 22nd Dec 2014
Luton-made Vauxhall Vivaro wins What Van? 2015 Best Medium Van
Innovation Award for Vivaro's innovative blind spot mirror
New BiTurbo engines also highly commended
Luton: Vauxhall's Luton-built Vivaro van won two What Van? awards at a ceremony in London yesterday.
Vauxhall, a pillar of the community
Posted on: 12th Nov 2014
Vauxhall is the proud recipient of the 2014 'Community Outreach Award', presented last week at the annual Northwest Automotive Alliance awards ceremony.
The award is founded on a commitment to the wider community, including young people and educators, to promote the manufacturing and engineering industries and the many career opportu...
Vauxhall honours War dead with remembrance photography
Posted on: 6th Nov 2014
To mark remembrance day, Vauxhall has released commemorative photography of its D-Type Army Staff car, which celebrates its centenary this year, alongside the Luton-based manufacturer's latest offering, the all-new Corsa.
Vauxhall's New Corsa boosts image with GUINNESS WO...
Posted on: 30th Oct 2014
New car to create 7,000-mile-long GPS picture all over UK.
Final image will have particular relevance to public on day of release.
Luton - Few cars are as widely known in Britain as Vauxhall's Corsa, and to celebrate the launch of the Fourth Generation model an early prototype car is being used to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS'...
'The Vauxhalls' starring Abbey Clancy
Posted on: 20th Oct 2014
James Brown's directorial debut showcases the best of British rock and roll style and attitude.
Vauxhall Motors and James Brown proudly present ‘The Vauxhalls' - a short film bringing to life the liberating sound and style of rock and roll. Starring iconic British model Abbey Clancy, the short explores the expression of individuality t...
Vauxhall unites with owners' clubs at NEC Classic ...
Posted on: 15th Oct 2014
Largest single Vauxhall area seen at Britain's biggest classic car show. Seven unique and important vehicles from Vauxhall's Heritage Centre...in addition to impressive line-up from four leading Vauxhall owners' clubs.
Luton- For the third year running, Vauxhall Motors will be supporting the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ...
Wales Football boss Chris Coleman gets new Vauxhall whe...
Posted on: 24th Sep 2014
Wales manager Chris Coleman is the latest footballing addition to the Vauxhall driving family.
Vauxhall Motors delivers modern vehicle technology
Posted on: 17th Sep 2014
An engine and several gearboxes have been donated by Vauxhall Motors to the Young Offenders Institute in Aylesbury assisting them with opportunities to work with leading-edge motor industry technology.
England legend presents lucky Three Lions fan with Vaux...
Posted on: 9th Sep 2014
One lucky England fan has been presented with a brand new Vauxhall Cascada convertible by a Three Lions legend at Wembley last week.
To be Continued....part four!
Posted on: 4th Aug 2014
Supporting The Darts
Posted on: 4th Aug 2014
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer
Posted on: 18th Jun 2014
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer crowned best petrol tow car.
Vauxhall Motors launch new England TV ad
Posted on: 16th Jun 2014
Today, Vauxhall Motors launch 'Stand Together', a new Home Nations football TV advert.
Vauxhall to support historic aircraft as part of WW1
Posted on: 7th May 2014
Vauxhall Motors, along with Rolls-Royce one of only two surviving British manufacturers to supply vehicles for military use during World War 1.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair hits the road
Posted on: 23rd Apr 2014
The UK's most anarchic and exciting art fair is returning to Brick Lane on 8th June and then taking the show on the road this summer.
Vauxhall gains multiple world records after Astra-nomic...
Posted on: 16th Jan 2014
Vauxhall gains multiple world records after Astra-nomical attempt.
Vauxhall's new supercharged VXR8 GTS set for debut...
Posted on: 12th Dec 2013
576bhp super-saloon to be revealed at Europe's biggest motorsport show.
Baby on board - Vauxhall Motors finds Astra baby star
Posted on: 2nd Dec 2013
In 1996, over 40 babies gathered under one roof to make televisual history in an ambitious advert for Vauxhall's family car - the Astra.