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Big awards to showcase the best in the trade

By autotech-nath on November 26, 2021

Entries are open for the Independent Garage Association (IGA)’s British Independent Garage of the Year Awards (BIG Awards), recognising the outstanding skills, passion and innovation within the sector.

All shortlisted garages will receive two complimentary tickets to the awards night on Friday 19 August 2022 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. Award winners will receive a trophy and high-profile recognition from the IGA, along with press coverage and business opportunities that will attract new customers and the best talent to their business.

The BIG Awards are being held in association with the British Motor Show, and all tickets to the ceremony include 4-day entry to The British Motor Show 2022.

There are fourteen award categories representing all aspects of running a successful, local garage business. The judging process will be independently verified against the highest standards, including site audits and mystery shops.

Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive comments: “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.

“We consider it a privilege to be supporting the sector by providing a platform for independents to shine, bringing widespread recognition to Britain’s best and brightest independent garages and technicians.”

Independent garages in the UK can enter online now at:



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