James Ellison to star at event

Sponsors of this year’s bodyshop Event and Awards, Direct Accident Management Ltd, will have superbike supremo James Ellison as its special guest throughout the occasion.

James, riding for JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the MCE British Superbike Championship this year, has 151 British Superbike races to his name, including nine wins. James finished eighth in the British Superbike Championship in 2014 and currently lies third in this year’s championship despite breaking his wrist following an accident at the latest round at Thruxton.

In his latest blog, James wrote, ‘Right now I am doing everything I can to get back for the next race, it’s a reeeeeally long shot but I have to give it my best shot until the day of the race and if by that point I’m still not ready then so be it.’

James will be on hand (excuse the pun!) throughout the bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 on the Direct Accident Management Ltd showcase to chat with delegates, sign autographs and take pictures.

The bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 takes place at the stunning Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on 24-25 September. Make sure you are part of this very special occasion by booking your place now by calling Nicola Keady or Poppy Allard on 01296 642800 or email: nicola@bodyshopmag.com or poppy@bodyshopmag.com.

The bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 are sponsored by headline partners AkzoNobel and Enterprise, along with Audatex, AutoFlow, Axalta, BMW, Car-O-Liner, Direct Accident Management, EMACS, Glass’s, Glasurit, IAEA, Indasa, Mirka, NAB, NIBS Group, S&B Automotive Academy, Thatcham Research, The Trade Parts Specialists, Veetec Motor Group and Vizion.