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Deadline extended for Garage of the Year Awards 2019!

Deadline extended for Garage of the Year Awards 2019!

30 April 2019

The deadline to enter Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year awards has been extended until Sunday, 5 May.

Sponsored by the Independent Garage Association and run in partnership with Garage Wire, the competition is open to all garage businesses.

Entries can be made online but must be submitted before the new deadline of Sunday 5 May 2019.

Those who entered last year can request to re-use their previous entry by emailing mark.hughes@garagewire.co.uk.

Entrants may enter more than one category, explaining why their garage deserves to win the much-coveted prize, with the chance to walk away with £1,000.

Winners from each category will be announced at a special evening dinner to be held at the National Motor Cycle Museum on 5 June 2019, with drinks available from 7pm after the second day of the show.

All shortlisted garages will once again receive two free tickets to the dinner, offering a superb opportunity to combine a relaxing evening celebrating the achievements of the independent sector with a productive visit to the Automechanika Birmingham show.

Garage of the Year 2019 categories:

  • Best Small Garage
  • Best Large Garage
  • Best Community Initiative
  • Auto-mechanik of the Year
  • Technology Innovation
  • Business Innovation Award
  • Commitment to Training and Standards
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Garage Owner of the Year

The fiercely contested ‘Best Small Garage’ and ‘Best Large Garage’ categories will also now each recognise a northern and southern regional winner too.

Click here to enter your workshop into Automechanika Birmingham’s Garage of the Year competition.

You will need to enter your garage business details and write no more than 200 words on why you should win the category/categories you are entering. You may also submit a video entry.

It’s the third year for the competition, with the 2019 evening event aiming to build on the success of last year’s dinner which hosted over 160 garage staff and supplier sponsors at the Directors’ Club of Aston Villa football club.