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Raise the profile of your garage by entering the BIG Awards today!

Raise the profile of your garage by entering the BIG Awards today!

31 January 2020

Get the recognition your garage deserves this year by taking part in 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.

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 unsung heroes that keep the UK on the move, the independent sector has been overlooked for too long. As the UK’s largest representative trade body for independent garages, the IGA feels that it is time to put this right with awards truly created by the industry, for the industry.

The BIG Awards are open to all independent garages in the UK, with meaningful awards highlighting all aspects of running a successful, local garage business. The awards evening will be fun and welcoming for teams of all sizes, with a drinks reception, three-course meal and entertainment, music and dancing late into the night.

Tickets are available from £49 + VAT, so you why not treat your team to a great night out and be part of an event that truly recognises the greatest of British garages. Call 0845 305 4230 to book.

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, Slicker, Snap-on, Solera Autodata, Spiral Utilities and HR Manager.