Nominations for awards open

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Nominations for the 2015 bodyshop Awards are now officially open, with the roaring ‘20s themed event taking place on 24-25 September at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort.

The bodyshop Awards remain the industry’s only independent accolade. And, if that wasn’t enough, the roaring ‘20s theme provides delegates with a chance to suit-up and enjoy the company of old friends and new acquaintances before the 2015 awards get underway.

The categories for this year include; Bodyshop Manager of the Year; Small Bodyshop of the Year; Medium Bodyshop of the Year; Large Bodyshop of the Year; CV Bodyshop of the Year; Distributor Branch of the Year; Education Award; Training Award; Insurance Company of the Year; Outstanding Contribution; Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year, and Work Provider of the Year.

bodyshop is once again running the VDA of the Year Award in partnership with the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA), as well as the hotly-contested bodyshop/Thatcham Craft Awards, where we are on the search for the UK’s top panel and paint technicians.

We are also delighted to announce the first confirmed sponsors for 2015, with many more soon to be announced. Sponsors for this year’s event include AkzoNobel, Audatex, Car-O-Liner, EMA Computer Solutions, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Glass’s, Indasa, Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA), Mirka, National Association of Bodyshops (NAB), NIBS Group, Thatcham and Vizion.

Award nomination forms are now available on our dedicated web page: or, alternatively, you can email or call 01296 642800 for more information.