Simon Dickson the lucky resident of Benfleet, Castle Point, has just collected £1,000 from Glyn Hopkin Fiat in Chelmsford. Simon was automatically entered into the prize draw following his purchase of an approved-used Fiat 500 from the dealership last month. Glyn Hopkin is giving away prizes with a combined value of £25,000 in 2018, to mark the group’s 25th anniversary.

Simon Dickson, who works in the financial services, scooped the cash prize after his name was drawn at random from more than 1,230 customers who bought cars and vans from Glyn Hopkin during August. Throughout 2018, anyone buying a new or used vehicle from any of the group’s dealerships will automatically have a chance to win a monthly £1,000 prize. At the end of December, a brand-new car worth £13,000 will also be given away, with the winner drawn from anyone who purchased a vehicle during the year.

Having searched high and low for a Fiat 500 in a very particular yellow colour for his daughter’s 17th birthday, Simon finally spotted the right car in stock at Glyn Hopkin’s Fiat Chelmsford branch.

“It was proving hard to find a car in the colour I wanted, but eventually I found one at Glyn Hopkin in Chelmsford,” said Simon. “I put in a call immediately, and sales advisor Anthony Miller was a star. His professionalism encouraged me to visit the dealer straight away to secure the car I had been looking for. To be called back just weeks after collecting the little Fiat to be told I’d won £1,000 was almost too good to be true! My daughter loves the car, and I feel very lucky to have scooped the prize.”

Fraser Cohen, Managing Director of Glyn Hopkin, added: “Our 25th anniversary prize draw is all about saying ‘thank you’ to our customers, and it’s great to see that Simon’s search resulted in not just the perfect car, but an unexpected bonus as well. New and used car buyers across the South East are still in with a chance of winning our monthly £1,000 cash prize – not to mention the incredible £13,000 new car giveaway at the end of the year.”