The UK’s automotive retail sector has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her demise yesterday (September 8) introduced an finish to a 70-year reign.
Vertu Motors chief govt Robert Forrester expressed his gratitude for Her Majesty’s “dedication, devotion to the folks and her love for her nation” as IMDA chairman Umesh Samani paid tribute to a Monarch who served with “the best of honour, respect and discretion”.
Queen Elizabeth II handed away at her Scottish residence, Balmoral, yesterday.
As automotive retail companies ready for durations of closure as ten days of nationwide mourning commenced, automotive enterprise retailers who had met Queen Elizabeth in-person additionally mirrored on their experiences of the UK’s longest-serving Monarch.
Forrester stated: “We’re deeply saddened to listen to of the demise of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
“In addition to being a improbable mom, grandmother and great-grandmother to her rising household, Her Majesty dominated for longer than another Monarch in British historical past, as a a lot beloved and revered determine throughout the globe.
“Famend for her sense of obligation and her devotion to a lifetime of service, she’s been a major figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth throughout instances of monumental social change.
“We’re extremely grateful for her dedication, devotion to the folks and her love for her nation.
“Vertu Motors plc joins with folks world wide in mourning her loss.’
Samani stated: “The IMDA want to cross on our sincerest condolences to the Royal Household on the very unhappy information of the peaceable passing of HM Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral, Aberdeenshire earlier as we speak on the age of 96.
“Allow us to all pay tribute to a truest inspirational and well-loved monarch who has served the UK for eight a long time with the best of honour, respect, and discretion.
“Could you Relaxation in Peace Ma’am.”
Paying his respects to the Queen, who he described as a “lifelong supporter of the UK automotive trade”, Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) chief govt, Mike Hawes, stated: “We’re deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who devoted her life to the service of the nation and the Commonwealth.
“She was additionally a lifelong supporter of the UK automotive trade, with a eager curiosity in and professional information of lots of its merchandise. Our sector stays indebted to her and our ideas and condolences are with the King and the Royal Household.”
Tim Slatter, the chair of Ford of Britain and Lisa Brankin, the managing director of Ford of Britain & Eire, in the meantime, issued a joint tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
“It’s with immense unhappiness that we be taught of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”, it stated.
“Her fondness and enthusiasm for the motor automotive had been extensively admired by the trade, and her talent each behind the wheel and as a mechanic was confirmed by her service in the course of the Second World Struggle.
“All through her lengthy reign, she was a beacon of stability and dignity in what has typically been a turbulent world.
“Her dedication to her obligation as sovereign was past comparability, and we wish to categorical our sincerest condolences on behalf of the Ford household within the UK to the Royal Household at this unhappy time.”