The awards will celebrate the very best of the garage industry and acknowledge the commitment and dedication independent garages and technicians have made to ensuring affordable mobility in the UK over the past few years.
There are eight award categories including:
Garage of the Year
Best Independent Garage – Single-Site
Best Independent Garage – Multi-Site
Best Community initiative
‘Auto-Mechanik’ of the year
Best marketing award
Best customer service award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations for each award can be made here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAAFAwards Criteria on each award can be found on the IAAF website here and multiple entries will be accepted.
Shortlisted companies / individuals will receive two free tickets to the awards evening, which takes place on Wednesday 7 June 2023 at Hilton Metropole (NEC), 7pm. The event features networking, awards and prize giving, a three-course meal and entertainment.
Mark Field, IAAF chief executive, said: “Independent garages are often the unsung heroes of our trade and we hope the event will play a key part in highlighting the brilliant work the sector and individuals have done in recent years to keep UK motorists moving.”
The IAAF represents the largest number of motor factors and suppliers in the automotive aftermarket. To strengthen the federation’s lobbying and networking power, it is adding garages into membership bringing the supply chain closer together.
IAAF fights for the rights of the entire aftermarket supply chain to access vehicle repair information to ensure they’re on a level playing field with vehicle manufacturers, and the federation proactively lobbies the Government to ensure this can happen.