TOP technicians and administrative staff from Hendy in Brighton were honoured at the company’s annual awards ceremony.

John Gonthier-Hearn was named SEAT/Suzuki service advisor of the year and Sam Myers was crowned SEAT/Suzuki technician of the year.

The key Hall of Fame award was presented to Mike Weatherston who joined in 1980 and has played an integral role in the continued success in the group.

The Service Awards were hosted by TV presenter Alex Brooker.

Hendy chief executive Paul Hendy said: “The evening was a great opportunity to thank all of our employees who work behind the scenes but play a crucial role in the success of the group and reward some incredibly valuable members of staff.

“Last year we serviced and repaired more than 235,000 vehicles at our dealerships in Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, and Devon.

“Mike has been with us for more than 37 years and has been such a valuable member of the team and instrumental in our success story,.”