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These facilities can only continue to support and maintain its impressive record in terms of customer ratings in sales, aftersales, parts and accessories, a standard that has consistently seen Poole Audi top the national league of 113 Audi centres.
Back to the launch evening, 200 representatives of the press, suppliers to the development, and Allan McNish
– three-time Le Mans 24 Hour race winner. McNish, Audi ambassador, TV and radio presenter and eloquent public speaker, welcomed guests with a high octane, lap-by-lap account of life as a Le Mans driver and champion. Quite thrilling.
After speeches from David Kelly and head of business Mark Laming that outlined the hard work and attention to detail that had gone into the new centre and the quite unique attitude and aptitude of the Poole Audi team, the evening was concluded by a 30-minute set by Beverley Knight MBE.
Beverley is an avid Audi fan – she has driven the Audi
S5 Cabriolet, TT RS, and RS 3 – took the evening up a gear with a string of hits, her own and covers including;
‘I will always Love You’ from the Bodyguard, which she is headlining in the West End, ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’ and tracks from her current album ‘Soulsville’.
Mark Laming, head of business, said: “I was delighted to finally introduce the press to the new Audi Centre and also to thank our suppliers. To bring such a significant employment opportunity into Poole in the form of the country’s largest Audi Centre, one that will serve Audi
customers to the very highest standard possible for many years to come, is a significant landmark in Poole Audi’s and Ocean Automotive’s journey.
“Welcoming Allan McNish, three-time Le Mans winner
for Audi, to contribute to the event was a real pleasure. As an ambassador for Audi he represents the German marque at the highest possible level of his profession – as everyone at Poole Audi does. Further to this we were delighted to present a live performance by Beverley Knight MBE to our guests – Beverley has been a huge fan of Audi for many years.
“Naturally, it is our customers that are at the centre of the expansion and development and now we are in a position to offer an enhanced level of service and customer care, one that is pioneering, certainly in the UK, within the automotive industry.” 01202 983781

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