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be2013 finalists revealed

Friday, 2 August 2013

bodyshop has announced the finalists for be2013, the biggest industry event of the year.

be2013 finalists revealed

be2013, which culminates in a black-tie awards ceremony, will be hosted by comedian Dom Joly.

Mark Hadaway, bodyshop editor, said, ‘All of the entries have worked hard to get to this stage and should all be congratulated for getting this far. They are a credit to the industry and deserved recognition for all they have achieved.’

The finalists are:

Insurance Company of the Year




Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year


Jaguar Land Rover


Work Provider of the Year

Countrywide Accident Assistance

Sopp and Sopp

Education Provider of the Year

Riverpark Training and Development

S&B Automotive Academy

Training Provider of the Year



Best Supporting Role

Chris Pennell, PPG

Colin Hagan, Riverpark Training and Development,

Dave Reece, Ford Motor Company

Phil Ewbank, Commercial Contract Engineers/Fix Auto Rochdale

Consumer Choice

Autocraft ARC

Fix Auto Sutton in Ashfield

Gaskell Motor Bodies

Small Bodyshop of the Year

Fix Auto Rochdale

K J Rule

MG Cannon

Medium Bodyshop of the Year

Cotswold Motor Group

Devonshire Motors

Shorade ARC

Large Bodyshop of the Year:

Autocraft ARC

Fix Auto Cardiff

James Alpe

CV Bodyshop of the Year

Commercial Contract Engineers

Martin Williams

Perrys of Gobowen


VDA of the Year

Joe Rawlingson, Fix Auto Cardiff South

David Sollars, LV=

Russell Taylor, Lex Autolease

Nick Westmancott-Grint, Fix Auto Bristol West


Bodyshop Manager of the Year

Chris Browne, Pertwee and Back

Neil Reader, Nationwide Liverpool

Paul Bonner, Cotswold Motor Group

Richard Pugh, Nationwide Coventry


bodyshop would like to thank award assessors Graham Threlfall and John Thompson, as well as the jury delegates, for all their hard work.

The jury consisted of:

Chris Bentley, senior account manager, Indasa

Chris McKie, director network operations, Vizion

Dave Reece, Ford collision project manager

Frank Harvey, head of National Association of Bodyshops (NAB)

Graeme Bennett, director, Devonshire Motors

Lesley Upham, commercial director, Thatcham

Mark Hadaway, editor, bodyshop

Paul Sykes, sales and operations director, Audatex UK

Peter Millis, claims operations manager - vehicle damage, Ageas

Phil Ewbank, chairman, CCE/Fix Auto Rochdale

Robert Snook, director, MG Cannon

Tables and individual bookings are now being taken for be2013. For more details or to book your tickets, contact Nicki on 01296 642826 ( or Rebekah on 01296 642819.



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