We are delighted to launch the inaugural Workshop Magazine Awards – the most glamorous night of the year for workshop professionals.

It’s our opportunity to recognise the best and brightest businesses and individuals who are working in what is known for being a truly tough industry.

The Workshop Magazine Awards – sponsored by the IGA – are the gold standard for service and repair professionals and business owners alike. They give you the chance to demonstrate exactly why you are the best at what you do!

As it’s the inaugural year of the awards, it’s an occasion not to be missed. The setting for the ceremony is The Brewery in London, where, on Monday, December 11, those in the running for a gong will be treated to a champagne reception, three-course meal and musical entertainment.

We’re delighted to announce that our host for the evening will be none other than motorsport legend Johnny Herbert, who, as well as being a former winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is among an exclusive club of British drivers to have enjoyed a successful career in Formula 1.

If you’re triumphant on the night, we’ll pull out all the stops to give you the credit you deserve, with extensive coverage of the event in our magazine and video interviews as well. Check out the panel below and you’ll see the categories you could be nominated in.

To be in the running, you’ll need to put yourself forward or be nominated by a colleague, supplier or customer.

It’s as simple as that. Then you could be on your way to some well-deserved success!

Monday December 11th
The Brewery,
52 Chiswell Street

Tel: (023) 9252 2434

Le Mans and Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert will host the Workshop Awards

Award Categories

Lifetime Achievement Award

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Outstanding Achievement Award

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Product Innovation of the Year

Workshop Manager of the Year

Sponsored By

Technician of the Year

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Independent Garage of the Year

Sponsored By

Specialist Garage of the Year

Sponsored By

Classic Car Restoration Garage of the Year

Workshop Website of the Year

Social Media User of the Year

Sponsored By

MOT Centre of the Year

Fast Fit Centre of the Year

Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored By

Tyre Trade Retailer of the Year

Motor Factor of the Year

Equipment Supplier of the Year

Manufacturer Warranty Scheme of the Year

Customer Care Award

Sponsored By

Most Reliable Car

Car of the Year

Tell me more about the Workshop Magazine Awards

The Workshop Magazine Awards celebrate every part of the service and repair industry. After all, it is a huge part of UK Automotive plc, and a central plank of our overall economy. We believe that its importance to us all cannot be overstated – but that it lacks the recognition it deserves. These awards are going to change all that and shine a light on the successful firms and individuals who do sterling work day in, day out, to keep millions of cars in good working order and safe to drive.

Where is the awards night held?

At The Brewery in London. It’s an amazing venue that oozes class and sophistication and has provided the perfect setting for the Used Car Awards for the past five years, organised by our sister title Car Dealer Magazine. It’s simply stunning and we know our guests at the inaugural Workshop Magazine Awards will simply love it.

What’s the running order of the night?

Guests are treated to welcome cocktails and wine. Then we take our seats for the first half of the awards. Our celebrity host, Johnny Herbert, does his stuff then it’s time for dinner. After that, we announce the final winners, then it’s time for dancing, with the night topped off with a disco. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the night with industry colleagues and get busy with some networking in a relaxed yet stylish environment.

When is it?

This will be an excuse for a Christmas party you can put on expenses. It’ll be held on Monday, December 11.

How do I enter?

Entry is FREE and easy. Simply click here to fill in the nomination form. All we ask is that you provide as much detail as you can – make your entry really stand out and make the judges sit up and take notice…

Can I sponsor an award?

There are a number of sponsorship packages. Call the team on (023) 9252 2434 for more information.

How can I book a table?

Anyone can book a table at the Workshop Magazine Awards. Sponsors get tables as part of their packages, but there’s nothing to stop other suppliers to the industry taking a table to entertain clients. Equipment manufacturers and suppliers can come along, too – bring your staff, your customers, anyone you’d like to wine and dine. It’s a great chance to launch the festive season in fine style! Everyone is sure to have a ball. All tables get unlimited beer and wine, right from 6.30pm when the party opens with a welcome drink. It’s an evening filled with awards, fun and laughter. After all that, we ask you to find your carriage at 12.30am.