Technician finalists announced

The finalists for the bodyshop/GT Motive Estimate Technician Awards 2017 have been announced.

Those shortlisted following the practical examination at the ITAS Academy in Milton Keynes on Friday 11 August are:


Panel Technician            

Carl Batt, DLG Aldershot

William Honour, Nationwide Gladwins – Luton

Jon Jones, MG Cannon Dorchester

Mick Knott, Devonshire Motors

Sam O’Shea, Poole Accident Repair


Paint Technician                                             

Glen Hall, Nationwide Gladwins – Thetford

Gareth Oakes, Carsmetix

Paul Reeder, Hammond Accident Repair Centre

Shaun Sandford, NatIonwide Accident Repair Services Ltd

Steve Waite, Devonshire Motors

Ricky Warren, DLG Basildon


The finalists have been invited to the bodyshop Event and Awards on 28-29 September where the winners will be announced.

The awards aim to recognise the high levels of panel and paint technician talent within the UK collision repair sector and, ultimately, crown the best of the best at the bodyshop Event and Awards 2017.

The bodyshop Event & Awards 2017 takes place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 28-29 September. The event of the year is 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.