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Introducing the first Workshop Magazine Awards, sponsored by the IGA - get involved!

Introducing the first Workshop Magazine Awards, sponsored by the IGA - get involved!

27 April 2017

What are the Workshop Magazine Awards?

Workshop magazine is launching the Workshop Magazine Awards, to celebrate every part of the service and repair industry and shine a light on the best of the sector.

From an industry perspective, the efforts of everyone within our industry go completely unrecognised, so these awards will bring about a stronger awareness of a crucial part of the UK aftermarket.

The awards will take place on December 11th at The Brewery in London, and motorsport legend Johnny Herbert will be hosting the evening.

Guests will be treated to welcome cocktails and wine, the first half of the awards will be revealed and then dinner will be served. After the final winners are announced there will be a disco to dance the night away, and there will be plenty of opportunities for industry networking in the stylish venue.

To be in the running for an award, you’ll either need to nominate yourself or be nominated by a colleague, supplier or customer. All you need to do is fill out a short form explaining which categories and nominees you’d like to enter, and why. That’s it - it’s free and easy.

Award Categories

With five regional Independent Garage of the Year awards up for grabs (and one overall winner), independent garages finally have a chance to showcase themselves and enjoy some well-deserved recognition. There are also many more categories you could nominate yourself for - here’s the line-up:

  • Car of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Achievement of the Year
  • Product Innovation of the Year
  • Workshop Manager of the Year
  • Technician of the Year
  • Independent Garage of the Year (regional)
  • Independent Garage of the Year (overall winner)
  • Specialist Garage of the Year
  • Trade Tyre Retailer of the Year
  • Classic Car Restoration Garage of the Year
  • Workshop Website of the Year
  • Social Media User of the Year
  • MOT Centre of the Year
  • Fast Fit Centre of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Motor Factor of the Year
  • Manufacturer Warranty Scheme of the Year
  • Most Reliable Car
  • Equipment Supplier of the Year

You can read more about each category here or in Workshop magazine.

How to Apply

Online: Visit www.workshopmagazine.co.uk and click on the Workshop Magazine Awards button to fill out the online nomination form. Give as much detail as possible for each nomination you make, as it really helps the judging process, but it’s ok to leave categories blank.

Post: You’ll find a nomination form in your latest copy of Workshop magazine. Photocopy the page if you’d like to send more than one nomination, and pop them in the post.

You have until September 30th to enter. Good luck!