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HonestJohn.co.uk named Best Automotive Website at Newspress Awards for the second year running

Published 24 March 2017

HonestJohn.co.uk has been crowned Best Automotive Website by Newspress for the second time. Praised by judges as the "go-to site for car buyers", HonestJohn.co.uk took the spoils for the second year running beating WhatCar.com, AutoTrader.co.uk and AutoExpress.co.uk.

The panel of judges, which included former editor of Top Gear Magazine Conor McNicholas, Ian Crowder of the AA and senior lecturer in automotive journalism at Coventry University Andrew Noakes, HonestJohn.co.uk was praised “for its peerless consumer advice and ability to entertain and inform.”

HonestJohn.co.uk’s editorial director, Daniel Harrison, said: “We were bowled over when we won the Newspress Award for Best Motoring Website in 2016, so to make it a double is a real honour, and goes to show that our consumer-focused approached to automotive news, consumer campaigns and reviews, along with our desire to continually develop what we do with initiatives such as our user-homepages, is the perfect mix for cost-conscious motorists."

Tim Barfoot, Newspress managing director, said: “After a very successful launch in 2016, the Newspress Awards continued to be a hit in 2017 with more entrants as well as more categories and another gala presentation dinner. Congratulations to all those who were successful in 2017 and best of luck to everyone for 2018.”

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Comments

beatbox    on 24 March 2017

Chok Dee, 'P' Peter. Na Kap !

Tenchman7    on 24 March 2017

Great news for you guy's!. Well deserved and great site.

Oli rag    on 25 March 2017

HJ minus hat. Must have been held at ilkley moor!

Congratulations, very much deserved.

Edited by Oli rag on 25/03/2017 at 07:34

T1tone    on 27 March 2017

Congratulations - really well deserved IMHO!

It never ceases to amaze me though how all the staff at my local BMW main dealer always claim to have never heard of HJ! It makes me wonder if they have been told to 'play dumb' when advice from HJ is ever quoted!

Please keep up the excellent work and try and persuade the Saturday Telegraph to reinstate a proper Motoring section with a bigger contribution from HJ!

WilliamRead    on 27 March 2017

Congratulations - really well deserved IMHO! It never ceases to amaze me though how all the staff at my local BMW main dealer always claim to have never heard of HJ! It makes me wonder if they have been told to 'play dumb' when advice from HJ is ever quoted! Please keep up the excellent work and try and persuade the Saturday Telegraph to reinstate a proper Motoring section with a bigger contribution from HJ!

It does not say much for the integrity or enthusiasm of this BMW dealership's staff that they claim not to have heard of Honest John....lying must come naturally to them.

Maurice Power    on 27 March 2017

Well deserved. By far the best motoring website

johnbuk    on 27 March 2017

Well deserved and thank you for years of excellent information and advice.

colric    on 27 March 2017

A very well deserved award. HJ has saved me thousands of pounds and several sleepless nights. ....and a belated compliment from the guys at WHAT CAR. Having already produced their own version of the HJ original idea Real MPG information which they call TRUE MPG, they have now introduced a NEW idea! Seemingly based on the number of hits on each of their car reviews, they produce a weekly list of the most popular cars. Now regulars to the HJ site will know this format has been a well used method of deciding winners of one section of the annual HAT Awards. Well copied WC. As my mum used to say through gritted teeth,'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.'

Edited by colric on 27/03/2017 at 16:10

TourDirector    on 27 March 2017

Yeah! Well done HJ.
Have often e-mailed you with my questions and you've always replied promptly - and with good advice. First read of Saturday Telegraph with cup of coffee.
PS Straighten that bow-tie!

Howard Buchanan    on 27 March 2017

Always assumed that HJ's hat had been grafted on to conceal hair loss...how wrong can you be?
Seriously though, Honest John is far and away the best consumer car advice and information site there is, so this award is well deserved. Even after half a lifetime in the business, I'm still learning new stuff with every email and every Saturday column. It's a pity, though, that its prominence online is not currently reflected in a separate "Cars" supplement with the newspaper, in which HJ was the biggest and, for my money, the most interesting and useful feature.

Roarke    on 27 March 2017

Having sought completely independent knowledgeable advise from HJ a number of times over many years, I can honestly say that this award is totally deserved and I thank you again for all your help HJ, you're a national legend . The web site gets more informative by the day, and I'm using it now to decide my next car. Knowledgeable, impartial, you're like a qualified friend in the glovebox.

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