Entries open for Garage of the Year 2019!
Independent garages from across the UK are being urged to enter Automechanika Birmingham’s renowned Garage of the Year competition which is now open for entries.
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 but must be submitted before the deadline of 26 April 2019.
Those who entered last year can request to re-use their previous entry by emailing .
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 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.
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.
Jack Halliday, event director for Automechanika Birmingham, said: “We are confident that Automechanika’s Garage of the Year 2019 will be the best yet.
“It’s moved to an even better venue in the motorcycle museum, much closer to the show with more room for garages, sponsors and guests.
“It promises to be an enjoyable evening recognising many exceptional examples of forward-thinking garages succeeding.”
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.