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Shortlist for IAAF hosted Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards revealed

By autotech-nic on May 15, 2023

The finalists have been announced for the Automechanika Birmingham 2023 Garage Awards, hosted by IAAF, celebrating the very best of the garage industry. Voting is also now open, and the winners will be announced at the awards evening on Wednesday 7 June at Hilton Metropole, NEC.

There are eight award categories including: Garage of the Year sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, Best Independent Garage (Single-Site) and ‘Auto-Mechanik’ of the year both sponsored by OESAA, Best Independent Garage (Multi-Site) sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), Best Community initiative sponsored by Arnold Clark Autoparts, Best Marketing Award sponsored by WAI, Best Customer Service Awards sponsored by TechMan and the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award, also sponsored by AAG.

Voting will close on 24 May, the list of finalists to choose from are:

Garage of the Year – sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts

•             Coles Automotive Ltd., West Sussex

•             Hillclimb Garage Ltd., High Wycombe

•             Jackson & Phillips Automotive Services Ltd., Leighton Buzzard

•             Lindleys Autocentres, Nottingham

•             Oldfields Garage Services Ltd., Leominster

•             Plantexpand Ltd., Wickford

•             Uckfield Motor Services, Uckfield

Best Multi-Site Garage – sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG)

•             Angus Mackinnon Ltd., Staffordshire

•             CCM Garages, Sussex and Surrey

•             Lindleys Autocentres, Nottinghamshire

•             The Auto Care Group, Teesdale

Best Single-Site Garage – sponsored by OESAA

•             AAK Auto Services, Whitstable

•             Autotechnica, Hull

•             Bismillah Garage Services Ltd., Luton

•             Battinson Auto Centre Ltd., Halifax

•             Billingborough Cars and Commercials Ltd., Sleaford

•             Britannia MOT & Repair Centre Ltd., Aylesford

•             Jackson & Philips Automotive Services Ltd., Leighton Buzzard

•             Loui Motors, King’s Lynn

•             Olys Autos, Rhyl

•             Viking Auto Spares & Repairs Ltd., Birmingham

Best Community Initiative – sponsored by Arnold Clark Autoparts

•             A G Motors, Cambridge

•             Billingborough Cars and Commercials Ltd., Sleaford

•             Britannia MOT & Repair Centre Ltd., Aylesford

•             Coles Automotive Ltd., West Sussex

•             CD Copland Motors Ltd., Angus

•             Hillclimb Garage Ltd., High Wycombe

Best Marketing Award –  sponsored by WAI

•             CCM Garages, Crawley

•             Coles Automotive Ltd., West Sussex

•             Darkside Developments, Barnsley

•             Emerald House of Cars, Wednesbury

Best Customer Service Award – sponsored by Techman

•             AES York Ltd., York

•             A&J FLEETCARE, Leeds

•             Basingstoke Autocentre MOT & Tyre Centre, Basingstoke

•             Damas (Chesterfield) Ltd., Chesterfield

•             McKay Motor Works, Antrim

Auto-Mechanik of the Year – sponsored by OESAA

•             Louise Baker – Womanic

•             James Bettis – Bearwood Garage

•             Colin Chapman – Billingborough cars and commercials

•             Joshua Dacres – JD Vehicle Maintenance Ltd

•             Chad Giddy – Bourne Auto Centre

•             Jason Hoyland – Jay Mobile Auto Services, Pontefract

•             Gary Wood – Intelligent Auto

Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by Alliance Automotive Group (AAG)

•             Rob Collison – Collison Motoring Services

•             David Fry – Bee Cool ACS Ltd

•             Andy Savva – The Garage Inspector

•             Bryan Swales – Bryan Swales Auto Repairs

•             Tony Waring – Weldbank Garage

•             Peter Welch – Scotlands Ash Garage

Winners of the awards will be announced on the evening of 7 June after day two of the Automechanika Birmingham show. The event includes networking opportunities, prize giving, a three-course meal and entertainment from comedian, Ian Moore.

Mark Field, IAAF Chief Executive, comments: These new awards will highlight our brilliant garage sector and the businesses and individuals working in it. We have a growing garage membership and we’ll be working hard to raise the profile of independent garages to motorists in the coming months.”

For more information visit https://www.iaaf.co.uk

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