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Dear Member,

As the year draws towards a close, we are planning a very exciting 2022, with four pivotal projects that will positively impact on your business:

• Trust My Garage will be re-positioning, intensifying marketing and driving customers to member garages

• We will be raising awareness of the great quality of businesses in the independent sector through the British Independent Garage of the Year Awards

• We will continue with a new dimension in fighting for access to security level technical information through the GarageSafe scheme

• A focus will be placed in driving new resources into the industry through apprenticeship and people development programmes

If you haven’t nominated your business yet, there is still time to enter the IGA’s long-awaited BIG Awards 2022. As your trade body, we want to give you the recognition you deserve, so please enter your garage today and tell us your proudest achievements so we can really shout about the brilliant work you do. All shortlisted garages will receive high-profile recognition from the IGA and industry press, plus two complimentary tickets to a fun-filled awards evening and The British Motor Show 2022, so nominate your garage through the article below and you could be one of our very first winners.

Heavily subsidised Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Level 3 courses are still available at a rate of £250, which are being held at RMI Academy sites in Southam, Runcorn, Lincoln and Winchester. We will keep this rate available for as long as we can, but please book now to avoid missing out. Call the member helpline to secure your place and preferred training date, or to receive further information.

To conclude, this is the last bulletin of the year. I’d like to personally take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support and loyalty to the IGA throughout these difficult times. As always, our phone lines are remaining open throughout the Christmas period, so please get in touch if you need assistance. On behalf of myself and the IGA team, we wish you all a wonderful festive period, and every success in the year ahead.

Best regards,


Stuart James
Chief Executive

Stuart James

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