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Raise the profile of your garage by entering the BIG Awards 2022 today!

Raise the profile of your garage by entering the BIG Awards 2022 today!

29 November 2021

Get the recognition your garage deserves this year by taking part in the BIG Awards 2022 – 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 on Friday 19th August 2022 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. Held in association with the iconic British Motor Show, all finalists will also receive a 4 day family ticket to The British Motor Show 2022.

BIG award winners will receive a prestigious trophy 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. Enter 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
  • Environmental Award
  • EV Specialist 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 for £75 + VAT per person which includes a 4 day family ticket to The British Motor Show 2022, so you why not treat your team to a night out and be part of an event that truly recognises the greatest of British garages, then enjoy a weekend celebrating all things motoring. Call the IGA Member Helpline on 01788 225 908 to secure your seats.

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


The BIG Awards 2022 are supported by our headline sponsor Allianz, the UK’s largest insurance provider.