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2023 Star Awards shines spotlight on excellence

The 2023 Star Awards, encompassing both the Garage Star and Customer Service Star accolades, are now open for customer nominations on The Motor Ombudsman’s Awards portal: www.TheMotorOmbudsman.org/Awards

The annual competition recognises individual team members and businesses accredited to one or more of its four Motor Industry Codes of Practice, that have gone the extra mile in the eyes of consumers. Since the Star Awards were launched, around 3,500 nominations have been submitted, highlighting examples of excellence and remarkable acts of kindness and generosity to help motorists in their time of need.

More than 7,000 Motor Ombudsman-accredited franchise dealerships, independent garages and body repair centres across the UK are eligible to be put forward by motorists for one of the eight Garage Star trophies representing different regions of the UK, spanning Jersey in the south, to the Shetland Islands in the north.

Entries can be submitted by consumers up until the 15th October 2023, during which time, businesses can promote the contest, and be recognised in return by their customers. From the nominations received over the coming months, a shortlist of three names will then be compiled by The Motor Ombudsman for each of the 11 awards available in the competition.

The finalists will then be passed to a panel of judges to collectively decide the respective trophy winners for this year’s Garage Star and Customer Service Star Awards and the National Garage Star Award, chosen by the panel from eight regional winners.

This year, the Motor Ombudsman has partnered with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s Hero Awards. The National Garage Star Award will be presented in-person to this year’s winner at a ceremony within the Houses of Parliament in London’s Westminster. The business or team member will receive £2,000 worth of vouchers and marketing exposure; including a video filmed at their premises to highlight their achievement.

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