Charity partners celebrate at #BE2017

The bodyshop Event and Awards has helped to raise nearly £5,000 for charity partners AutoRaise and Ben tonight.

Guests at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole supported the charities with donations during a gala dinner and awards ceremony held in the Palace Suit, the prize draw two grandstand tickets to next year’s British Grand Prix.

bodyshop editor Mark Hadaway said, ‘We’re delighted to support such worthy charities in any way we can. Our mantra here is to improve the industry across three key pillars: skills; safety; and standards. Both AutoRaise and Ben align perfectly with these and it’s a privilege to be associated with them.’

AutoRaise has been set up to address the critical skills shortage within the industry, promoting a range of apprenticeships designed to encourage new blood to the sector.

Ben provides support to those in the industry, and their families, across four key areas: physical health; mental health; financial support; and social support.

The event of the year was only possible thanks to the support of headline partners AkzoNobel and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and partners Autoglass BodyRepair, Al-Futtaim Auto Centers, Audatex, CAPS, Car-O-Liner, EMACS, GT Motive Estimate, IAEA, LKQ Coatings, NBRA, NIBS, S&B Automotive Academy, Sikkens Autocoat BT, Thatcham Research, Upol, Veetec Motor Group and Vizion.