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Entries are open for the BIG Awards!

Entries are open for the BIG Awards!

02 December 2019

Let’s shout about our sector - it’s your time to shine!

The IGA is proud to present the BIG Awards – a night to bring widespread recognition to Britain’s best and brightest independent garages and technicians.

Why Enter the BIG Awards?

All shortlisted garages will receive two complimentary tickets to an extraordinary evening of entertainment, celebration and partying hosted by Hugh Dennis on Friday 19th June 2020 at the Hilton DoubleTree, Milton Keynes.

Tickets are also available for £49 + VAT, so you can treat your team to a great night out whether you are shortlisted or not.

BIG award winners will receive a top accolade and recognition from the UK’s largest trade body for independent garages, plus industry-wide press coverage, marketing and business opportunities galore, helping to attract both new customers and the best talent to their garage. Help us to shout about the sector by entering today, and you could win BIG!

Click Here to Enter the BIG Awards!


  • Independent Garage of the Year – Overall
  • Independent Garage of the Year – Large
  • Independent Garage of the Year – Small
  • Customer Service Award
  • Communication Award
  • Community Engagement Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Training & Development Award
  • Consumer Choice Award
  • Business Improvement Award
  • Individual Contribution Award

About The BIG Awards

As the UK’s largest representative trade body for independent garages, we felt it was time independents got the recognition they deserve with awards truly created by the industry, for the industry. The BIG Awards are open to all and will recognise garages across the length and breadth of Britain, with categories highlighting all aspects of running a successful, local garage business.

We have designed awards with meaning that garages can take pride in, as well as creating a fun awards evening that’s welcoming and enjoyable for workshops and teams of all sizes. To book tickets to the BIG Awards, please call the direct member helpline or 0845 305 4230.

You won’t want to miss the industry night of the year. Enter today and your garage could be one of the very first BIG winners!

To find out what the judges are looking for in each category and to enter your garage, visit:


The BIG Awards are supported by our headline sponsor Allianz, the UK’s largest insurance provider. Industry sponsors also include A J Gallagher, MILS, Opus IVS, Snap-on, Solera Autodata, Spiral Utilities and HR Manager.