Who were the winners at the inaugural Workshop Magazine Awards?

Who were the winners at the inaugural Workshop Magazine Awards?

LEGIONS of the best and brightest from the garage industry gathered at The Brewery in central London this evening for the inaugural Workshop Magazine Awards.

Nominees were greeted with a cocktail reception then took their seats in the main room, where they enjoyed a three-course meal, musical entertainment and the awards ceremony itself.

The host for the event, which was sponsored by the Independent Garage Association (IGA), was motor racing legend Johnny Herbert, who was a winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as being a Formula One veteran.

The hopefuls had either put themselves forward or were nominated by a colleague, supplier or customer. Our judging panel then got to work to whittle all the entries down to a shortlist.

While everyone had a great evening, there could only be one overall winner for each of the categories. Here, we’ve listed the victors, as well as those who were highly commended.

Product Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Workshop Magazine)

Winner: Hyundai Workshop Automation

Highly commended: ClickMechanic; VERUS Edge from Snap-on

Motor Factor of the Year (sponsored by Grippaz)

Winner: Euro Car Parts

Highly commended: GSF Car Parts; Melksham Motor Spares

Tyre Retailer of the Year (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: Blackcircles.com

Highly commended: Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services; Westgate Tyres

Equipment Supplier of the Year (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: Snap-on

Highly commended: Draper Tools; Ring Automotive

Manufacturer Warranty Scheme of the Year (sponsored by Workshop Magazine)

Winner: Kia Motors UK

Highly commended: Ford UK; Renault UK

OEM Parts Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Workshop Magazine)

Winner: Nissan GB

Highly commended: Hyundai UK; Ford UK

Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by Workshop Magazine)

Winner: Honda UK

Highly commended: Hyundai UK; Ford UK

Most Reliable Car (sponsored by Workshop Magazine)

Winner: Volvo V40

Highly commended: Skoda Superb; Mazda MX-5

Car of the Year (sponsored by Workshop Magazine)

Winner: Honda Jazz

Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Progress Recruitment Solutions)

Winner: Samuel Warren – Eurovans Eastbourne, part of the JCB Group

Highly commended: Josh Belcher – Vans North West Ltd; Dylan Russell – Kerr Bros Bodyshop

Technician of the Year (sponsored by Snap-on)

Winner: Nigel Spalding – MOT City

Highly commended: Matthew Copp – Cedar Garage; Joe Stevenson – Delilahs Mobile Mechanics

Workshop Manager of the Year (sponsored by Traka)

Winner: Simon Cook – ACC UK Ltd

Highly commended: Ben Dewar – Redgate Lodge; Jemma Thorne – Brixham Garage & Body Repair Centre

Outstanding Achievement Award (sponsored by Lawgistics)

Winner: Bob Barringer – SMaRT Garage Services

Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Aston Scott)

Winner: Terry Gibson – The Independent Garage Association

Social Media User of the Year (sponsored by Armchair Marketing)

Winner: Redgate Lodge

Highly commended: Braintree Motor Works; ACC UK Ltd

Workshop Website of the Year (sponsored by Armchair Marketing)

Winner: Cedar Garage

Highly commended: Anderson Clark Motor Repairs, Garage Express

Classic Car Restoration Garage of the Year (sponsored by Workshop Magazine)

Winner: AV Classics

Highly commended: New Forest Classic Cars, C&S Coachworks

Fast-Fit Centre of the Year (sponsored by Grippaz)

Winner: Westgate Tyres

Highly commended: Fastfit Service Centre, Fast-Fit

MOT Centre of the Year (sponsored by the RAC)

Winner: Russell Automotive Centre

Highly commended: Whittles Garage; Collison Motoring Services

Best Customer Care (sponsored by the RAC)

Winner: Cedar Garage

Highly commended: Bond Motor Services Ltd; Autolink Vehicle Solutions

Specialist Garage of the Year (sponsored by Autologic)

Winner: AW Motor Sport

Highly commended: Gumtree 4×4 Ltd; Bee Cool Air Conditioning Services

Independent Garage of the Year – Scotland (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: Anderson Clark Motor Repairs

Highly commended: D&G Autocare – Kirkcaldy Garage; Krypton Garage & MOT Centre

Independent Garage of the Year – Wales (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: S & J Garage

Highly commended: Revs Motors; Interserve Auto Repairs

Independent Garage of the Year – Northern Ireland (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: Toal Truck Services

Highly commended: German Motor Works – Banbridge; AEC Motors – Newtownabbey

Independent Garage of the Year – Northern England (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: Whittles Garage

Highly commended: Bee Cool Air Conditioning Services; M-Tech Autocentre

Independent Garage of the Year – Southern England (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: Field’s Car Centre

Highly commended: Russell Automotive Centre; Masters Garage

Independent Garage of the Year – Overall (sponsored by the IGA)

Winner: Anderson Clark Motor Repairs

Congratulations to them all!

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