IGA News

Member Events - April 2018

Member Events - April 2018

29 March 2018

Spring has sprung for April, and we’ve sprung into action to bring you a host of new IGA Member Events for 2018. The IGA are dedicated to keeping independent garages across the country informed of all the latest news, information and updates to issues that affect your businesses – accompanied by tea, coffee and a buffet lunch.

These events feature our latest presentation for 2018, packed with essential up-to-date information and advice that you need to be aware of to run your garage business effectively, avoid the latest scams, and keep on top of new legislation.

Attendees can also discover how your IGA membership lets you benefit from our experience to minimise the risks to your garage business, and ensure you’re thriving in an ever-changing, increasingly complex industry.

DVSA are continuing to join us in 2018 to discuss the latest MOT training news, including changes in the MOT Inspection Manual as a result of EU Directive 2014/45.

Our upcoming Member Events for April are:

And here are our locations for the rest of the year:

Please note: not all events are on Tuesday this year.

Doors open at 09:30am, presentation starts promptly at 10:00am. Tea/coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided.

All our member events are free to attend; however, you will need to book tickets in advance as places are strictly limited to 100 per event. Simply click on the event you would like to attend and complete the booking form to reserve your place (up to 3 per member).

Non-members of the IGA are also welcome to attend these events.

If you’d like to complete your 2018/19 MOT Annual Training early, you can also attend one of the RMI’s Regional Annual Training Events. Click here to find your closest event.

Trade Shows

As well as holding our widely-celebrated Member Events, the IGA will also be present at a variety of Trade Shows throughout the year.

These shows provide an opportunity for IGA you to communicate your thoughts and opinions face-to-face to us, and let us really hear what you want from your trade association and for the future of the service and repair industry.


Mechanex is the UK’s largest independent aftermarket trade show. It features market-leading tools, equipment, diagnostic and technical information all under one roof in an easy-to-access regional show for auto repair professionals.

This year, you can discover how your independent garage business could benefit from IGA membership. Come and talk to the team to find out about the services we offer, ask your industry questions and discuss the issues we are lobbying for on your behalf.

Come along to see all the latest industry developments, problem solving techniques and new-to-range products that will keep your garages competitive.

  • Manchester: 15th - 16th May (IGA stand number: D130)
  • Coventry: 9th - 10th October
  • Sandown Park: 6th - 7th November

For more information about Mechanex or to book tickets click here.

Automechanika Birmingham - 5th - 7th June

After extensive feedback from exhibitors and visitors, Automechanika Birmingham will deliver a raft of new and exciting features for the 2018 event confirming it as the UK’s most valuable meeting place for the automotive industry.

Don’t forget to visit the new dedicated Garage Quarter, and enter your business into the Garage of the Year 2018 competition for the chance to win £1000.

The IGA will once again be exhibiting at the event, located at stand S126, so be sure to pay us a visit if you attend.

Automechanika Birmingham welcomes all garage businesses, autocentres, bodyshops, tyre fitters, business owners, technicians or anyone running the business day to day! For more information about Automechanika Birmingham and to book your free tickets, click here.