Lithgow’s local Toyota dealers, Lean and Bennett, have recently been awarded the NSW Rural Dealer of the Year!
On Tuesday, the whole team from Lean & Bennett and many representatives from Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, including Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Sean Hanley, gathered at the Main Street location to celebrate the win with a lovely morning tea.
While this is not the first time that the popular Lithgow dealership has been awarded such a coveted prize, owner and Dealer Principal Rhys Bennett says that the win is truly a testament to the amazing staff that provides outstanding customer service every day.
Mr Hanley said, “I’m so glad to be here today to present this award to Rhys, Jayne and the team at Lean & Bennett. The Presidents Award is a significant achievement as we only give out a maximum of 15 each year among our 191 dealerships in the country.”
Mr Hanley continued, “We at Toyota have had a long association with Lean & Bennett here in Lithgow, beginning with Harry Bennet many years ago. Harry was such a gentleman who dressed impeccably!” Which was met with an audible agreement from the audience. “And the legacy that’s left now with Rhys and the team here is quite remarkable,” Mr Hanley said.
“The fact that there are many staff here that have been with Rhys and Lean & Bennett for 29 years and 24 years and 19 years says so much about the company. Long-term employees! This shows a lot about the dealership and what it represents in this community,“ Mr Hanley said.
Mr Bennett echoed the sentiment by saying, “I totally agree with Sean and want to thank the whole team from Service to Parts to Sales to our Admin. This is a great recognition that we have achieved as a whole group.”
“I would also like to thank our customers, many of which come back to us time and time again!” Mr Bennett concluded.
Congratulations to Lean & Bennett Toyota!