Nominations now open

Nominations for the 2018 bodyshop magazine Awards are now open.

The 2018 bodyshop magazine Event and Awards will return to the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham on the 27-28 September with more interaction and entertainment than ever before.

To date, the event has attracted the backing of sponsors: AkzoNobel, Audatex, CAPS, NBRA, Sikkens, Symach, Thatcham Research, VBRA and Vizion.

bodyshop magazine editor, Mark Hadaway said, ‘we’re really hitting the ground running in the build up to this year’s event and we are really excited in once again pushing the boundaries in terms of what the event has to offer the industry. New award categories, tweaks to the format and, of course, a spectacular stage show are all things we will be bringing to the table. But, as always, it’s the industry’s event and we want as many people involved as possible to ensure it really does bring to bear just how great the accident repair sector really is.’

The Award categories for 2018 are:

Repairer categories:

CV Bodyshop of the Year

Small Bodyshop of the Year

Medium Bodyshop of the Year

Large Bodyshop of the Year

Industry categories:

Education & Training Provider of the year

Insurance Company of the year

Vehicle Manufacturer of the year

Work Provider of the year

Individual Awards:

Bodyshop Manager of the Year

Vehicle Damage Assessor of the Year

Apprentice MET of the Year (new for 2018)

Apprentice Paint Technician of the Year

Apprentice Panel Technician of the Year

Paint Technician of the Year

Panel Technician of the Year


Nominations for all awards are now open and must be received by 6 April 2018.