TODAY’S the day! Yes – the 2017 Workshop Power Awards are finally here!
After being inundated with responses to our mega survey of suppliers that work with the service and repair industry, the winners and highly commendeds have been chosen and will be announced tonight at our glittering ceremony to be held at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Last year’s event was a fantastic occasion and this year’s promises to be even more so.
The beauty of these awards is that the answers are given anonymously, so the results really are a true reflection of which suppliers are at the top of their game and those that need to reconsider how they do things. We feed back the findings to the suppliers as well – without saying who said what, of course – so it’s highly likely that they will make changes to how they work with their customers based on the feedback.
Here – purely in alphabetical order – are the nominees for each of the 18 categories:
Battery Supplier of the Year: Bosch, Exide, Yuasa
Diagnostic System Supplier of the Year: Autologic Diagnostics, Bosch, Snap-on
Trade Insurance Supplier of the Year: Aston Scott, Bollington Insurance, Portmore Insurance
Suspension Product Supplier of the Year: Euro Car Parts, Monroe, Moog
Filter Supplier of the Year: Crosland, K&N Engineering, Mann-Filter
Lubricants Supplier of the Year: Carlube, Rock Oil, Total UK
Recruitment Agency of the Year: Autotech Recruit, InAutomotive, Perfect Placement
Tyre Supplier of the Year: Blackcircles, Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services, Oak Tyres
Software Product of the Year: Audatex, Autodata, eDynamix
Product Innovation of the Year: Autodata, CitNOW, ClickMechanic
Extra Mile Award: Aston Scott, ClickMechanic, GSF Car Parts
Best Tech Product of the Year: Autodata, ClickMechanic, Traka
Garage Cleaning Product of the Year: Demon Shine, Euro Car Parts, Kärcher
Best Customer Care: Andrew Page, GSF Car Parts, Total UK
Hand Tool Supplier of the Year: Draper Tools, Franklin Tools, Snap-on
Power Tool Supplier of the Year: Bosch, Makita, Snap-on
Small Motor Factor of the Year: CCC Complete Commercial Components Welshpool, North Down Motor Factors, The Trade Parts Specialists
Large Motor Factor of the Year: Andrew Page, Euro Car Parts, GSF Car Parts
See you tonight, folks! It’s going to be great!
Pictured at top: Last year’s awards ceremony gets the thumbs-up
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