Garage starts year in style with £1,000 prize

Garage starts year in style with £1,000 prize

A GARAGE in North Yorkshire is celebrating after winning a prize draw that will see it receive more than £1,000-worth of workshop equipment and accessories.

Walkers Garage, based in South Otterington near Northallerton, was among hundreds of workshops around the country that submitted their details for the Ring Golden Bulb campaign – and it was the winner, picked at random.

Hosted by Ring, which supplies vehicle lighting, workshop equipment and vehicle accessories to the aftermarket, the campaign was launched in August.

The prize package includes inspection lights, battery care equipment, vehicle lighting and accessories including dashcams.

Service manager Steve Shaw said: ‘I am both delighted and still coming to terms with actually winning something. I am usually one of those people that never wins anything – I had to speak to our local motor factor to make sure I hadn’t misunderstood!

‘I can’t believe we have all of this Ring equipment free. It’s going to really support the technicians that work here.’

Ring marketing manager Henry Bisson said: ‘With faulty bulbs up there as one of the main reasons for vehicles failing an MOT, we know that mechanics fit plenty of them. With that in mind, we came up with the Golden Bulb campaign to make this everyday task a little more exciting and to say thank you to our loyal customers for choosing to fit Ring.

‘We are really pleased with the response from the Ring Golden Bulb campaign. Steve and the team at Walkers Garage are worthy winners and we know that they will be putting the equipment to good use.’

Walkers, which has six members of staff, was established before the war, with current owner Steve Smith taking it over in 1973.

The prize was part of a wider campaign that has seen hundreds of golden tickets placed in Ring H7 bulb boxes, giving vehicle owners and garage technicians the chance to win individual prizes.

Pictured from left are Ring key account manager Jason Smith, Steve Shaw and Stacey Jenkins from Bedale Motor Factors

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