A garage in Hendon has been named Independent Garage of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Russell Automotive Centre, based on the Kingsbury Trading Estate in Barningham Way, scooped one of 24 prizes handed out at the Motor Trader Awards earlier this month.

Director Steve Russell said: “To have won this award is totally fantastic. Our team is so proud to have been recognised by the panel of judges as achieving the best that we can for our customers.”

The ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, was hosted by BBC presenter John Inverdale.