Snows BMW Portsmouth Wins Shaping Portsmouth Award

At the 2015 Shaping Portsmouth Conference on Friday 20th November, staff at Snows BMW Portsmouth were awarded for their hard work towards the Education Business Partnership, a charity which works to create sustainable links between businesses and schools.

Carly Trapani, Ben Trapani, Ayesha McLelland and Alex Trimmer spent time visiting local schools in order to help promote employment pathways, specifically in the motor industry. The students played a game whereby they asked questions about the job role of those they were interviewing, in order to guess what the interviewees did for a living. Snows BMW staff would then go on to discuss opportunities in the motor industry with the students.


Students engaging with staff at Snows BMW Portsmouth during an Education Business Partnership session

Moreover, Ayesha and Carly also assisted at opportunity fares and technology events, showcasing a BMW i8, in its sleek and sophisticated glory, as well as a special edition MINI. The i8 balances luxury with innovation; it is aesthetically luxurious as well as containing a multitude of pioneering features such as a Head-Up display and iDrive Touch Controller. The 1.5 litre TwinPower Turbo engine creates 231bhp, and it partners a 131bhp-equivalent electric motor. Not surprisingly, the BMW i8 was quite a showstopper with the students!



The powerful i8 commands crowds wherever it goes

At the award ceremony, the team at Snows BMW Portsmouth received an award under the Education Workstream category for their efforts in bringing the world of work to school students. The Mayor of Portsmouth, Frank Jonas, was on hand to present the awards to the winners, covering a variety of categories from Cultural Partnership to Future Generations Workstream.





Carly Trapani receives the Shaping Portsmouth Award from the Mayor of Portsmouth on behalf of Snows BMW

Congratulations to the team at Snows BMW Portsmouth for forging such worthwhile links with local schools, and particularly to Carly, Ben, Ayesha, and Alex for their efforts in the Education Business Partnership. Hopefully your actions have helped to inspire the next generation of motor industry enthusiasts!


Snows Group has 27 dealerships across the South of England, stretching from Plymouth to Guildford, and including the Isle of Wight. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.

Author: Charlotte Saunders

Posted on 23/12/2015 by Snows in BMW, MINI, Snows Motor Group with no comments