Last chance: Deadline to enter your workshop into Garage of the Year fast approaching

All independent garages can enter awards, with access to 500 leading suppliers and a £1,000 prize

Last chance: Deadline to enter your workshop into Garage of the Year fast approaching
Garage of the Year 2018 awards evening.

Automechanika Birmingham’s ‘Garage of the Year’ awards are being hosted in association with Garage Wire at the National Motorcycle Museum on 5 June, and the deadline for entries has been extended until Sunday, 5 May.

Sponsored by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) and run in partnership with Garage Wire, the competition is open to garages from across the UK and Ireland.

Cash prize

It takes just a few minutes to enter as many of the nine sub-categories as garages want to, with the overall winner once again set to receive £1,000.

All garages shortlisted in one or more categories will get two free tickets for the awards drinks and dinner at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Located little more than a stone’s throw from the NEC, and with the awards event running from 7pm, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of independent garage excellence either before or after a daytime visit to Automechanika Birmingham.

“Last year, we hosted 170 people with over 40 garages represented on the night,” said James Onions, director of Garage Wire.

“We’re hoping, with a week or so to go, garages can now really take the time to support this and make it an exceptional evening.”

More chances of winning

New categories for this year include ‘Commitment to Training and Standards’, sponsored by ZF, ‘Garage Owner of the Year’, sponsored by Launch UK and ‘Outstanding Achievement’, sponsored by Delphi Technologies.

‘Best Large Garage’ and ‘Best Small Garage’ categories look sure to be keenly contested once again with both Autologic and The Parts Alliance respectively sponsoring again.

Other returning categories include ‘Auto-Mechanik’, ‘Best Community Initiative’, sponsored by Gallagher.

Focus on business improvement comes in the ‘Business Innovation’ and ‘Technical Innovation’ categories, sponsored by Techman and EDT Automotive.

Automechanika’s Garage of the Year awards forms part of the Big UK Garage Event at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, providing more benefit to thousands of garages planning to visit.

Access to leading suppliers

The Big UK Garage Event will feature more for garages and will include exclusive show offers, big giveaways, competitions and some celebrity appearances.

The event gives access to over 500 leading suppliers.

Garages will also receive free parking and free breakfast on arrival for their workforce.

Entries can be made online using the ‘more details’ button below, so don’t miss out.

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