Review Centre Awards honour the best businesses, products and services of 2006

  • Based on consumer reviews and ratings on
  • Winners include the AA, John Lewis, Skoda, New Look and Tesco
Manchester, UK - 20 February, 2007 - The UK's best consumer facing businesses have been honoured for outstanding customer feedback at this year's Review Centre Awards ceremony. The awards were presented to the companies that received the highest ratings and reviews by users on - the UK's leading consumer review website - during 2006. The winners, which include the AA, John Lewis, Skoda, New Look and Tesco, were praised by customers for excellent customer service, high product quality and value for money, and were each recognised as the leader in their particular sector.

The prestigious awards ceremony, held at the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester, included a champagne reception for the winners in each category, and was hosted by Dominic Littlewood. Voted for by consumers rather than judges, the awards highlight the growing role of customer feedback in identifying which businesses are delivering the highest quality products and services. During the 12 months preceding the show, received over 200 million page views on its site, with users rating and writing reviews on thousands of products and services ranging from holidays to washing machines.

"The 2006 Review Centre Awards recognise the UK's best businesses, products and services from the previous year," commented Gaynor Holt, Chief Operations Officer at Resource Team. "Because the awards are based entirely on user reviews and ratings taken from, they provide a completely unbiased verdict on which companies offer the best quality products and services to the customer, across a range of industries. The winners are companies which have consistently received outstanding feedback from their customers throughout the year, encompassing all channels - retail branches, online service, and crucially, product and service quality."

Upon winning the award for Best Breakdown Service, Debbie Hewitt, Managing Director RAC said: "We are delighted to win the Review Centre award, particularly as it is voted for by real consumers. It is a privilege to know that they consider us to be number one for service and value for money in the Breakdown Market."

Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, UK & Ireland was delighted to win the Best Digital Camera Manufacturer award: "At Canon, we strive to produce high quality, class-leading products and invest a significant amount into R&D annually. Listening to our customers helps us deliver products that quickly and easily enable them to explore the creative possibilities of digital imaging. We are thrilled to receive such a vote of confidence in our products and services from consumers."

Mobile Shop won the award for Best Mobile Phone Retailer - Marketing Director Tony Barker commented: "We are delighted to have won this award as's proposition is built upon our customer experience and the service we provide. In particular we believe in measuring this through customer reviews and whilst we have consistently received positive feedback directly in the form of customer testimonials (which we publish on our Web site) it is even better to receive such reviews from an independent source."

The winning companies on the night were:

 Best Car Insurance Company
 Avast Antivirus
 Best Anti Virus Software
 Best Digital Camera Manufacturer
 Chillout Games Best Online DVD/ Video/Game Shop
 Dial a Flight Best Travel Agent
 First Direct Best Online Bank
 Best Hair Product
 John Lewis
 Best Department Store
 Mobile Shop
 Best Mobile Phone Retailer
 Multi Marques
 Best Online Car Dealer
 Nandos Best Resturant Chain
 New Look
 Best High Street Shop
 RAC Best Breakdown Service
 Skoda Best Car Manufacturer
 Slimming World
 Best Diets & Diet Products
 Swift Cover
 Best Travel Insurance Company
 Tesco Best Online Supermarket

For a list of all awards winners, please click here

The site includes over 2,000 consumer defined categories including, holidays, insurance, electronic equipment and book reviews. With an average of over 17 million page views per month and over 120,000 members, the Review Centre is one of the most successful consumer review Websites in the world. For more information please visit

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