Winners announced: Lightstone Star Reacher F&I Awards
Star Reacher - Winners Group

Lightstone Auto’s Star Reacher F&I Awards recognises and rewards high performing Finance & Insurance (F&I) managers in the motor industry

Overall winners of the 2021/2022 Lightstone Star Reacher F&I Awards were announced at an elegant and exclusive prize-giving ceremony that took place at Monte De Dios in Pretoria on Saturday, 21 May 2022.

Top performers:

Winner per category Dealership Category*
Stefanus Jonker VW Menlyn Ruby Category
Yvette Smit CMH Nissan Midrand Amethyst Category
Timothy Chowles Westvaal Mashishing Sapphire Category
Shelby van Tonder Boksburg Car Sales Emerald Category
Amanda Steyl Middelburg Nissan Topaz Category


Runner-up per category Dealership Category*
MP van Staden BB Polokwane Ford Ruby Category
Yasmin Vadia CMH Nissan Midrand Amethyst Category
Danel Botha BB Mount Fuji Sapphire Category
Chantelle Nieman McGee & Co Groblersdal Emerald Category
Lauren Erendsen Jaguar Land Rover Stellenbosch Topaz Category

The overall winners received holiday prizes to the value of R30 000 each and the runners-up received experience-based prizes to the value of R8 000 each.

Pieter Wessels, Managing Director at Lightstone Auto says, “Lightstone Auto congratulates all the winners and runners-up in the inaugural programme. Their achievements are exceptional as the competition was tough, with more than 700 F&I managers competing in the programme from across South Africa.”

About the Lightstone Star Reacher F&I Awards

Lightstone Auto launched the Star Reacher F&I Awards in April 2021 to recognise and reward F&I managers in the auto industry. This first-of-its-kind incentive programme is available exclusively to Lightstone users and clients through their bespoke Signio platform.

The programme measures F&I managers’ performance across five key focus areas that encourage industry excellence and drive digital adoption in the industry. Every quarter winners in each category are awarded prizes and this culminates in an annual award ceremony where overall performance over the 12-month period is recognised.

Wessels says, “At Lightstone Auto we believe in the value and impact F&I managers have on a motor dealership’s profitability and this programme creates an opportunity to recognise and celebrate top performing F&I managers. I look forward to this annual programme becoming a highlight in South African dealerships’ calendars.”