Sponsors of the bodyshop Awards 2017

AkzoNobel: Headline sponsor and sponsor of the Large Bodyshop of the Year

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business provides coatings and services for collision repairers and commercial vehicle refinishers. Brands include Sikkens®, Lesonal®, Dynacoat® and Wanda®.  To find out more about AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes visit www.akzonobel.com


Enterprise rent-a-car: Headline sponsor

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognised brand specialising in the provision of replacement vehicles and courtesy cars. With more than 7,600 offices in the UK, Germany, Ireland, France, Spain, the United States and Canada, Enterprise also offers daily and weekend rental for private or business use. In the UK alone, Enterprise operates in excess of 95,000 vehicles through a network of more than 450 branches.


Al Futtaim : Sponsor of Education and Training Provider of the Year


Autoglass BodyRepair: Sponsor of Insurance Company of the Year

Autoglass® BodyRepair was established in 2001 as a sister company to Autoglass® with a vision to bring the high standards and convenience of mobile glass repair to the body repair industry. Now, with 150 mobile bodyshops covering 95% of mainland UK we complete circa 50,000 one day repairs each year.


Audatex: Sponsor of Medium Bodyshop of the Year and the Delegates Welcome Dinner

Trusted the world over, Audatex UK has redefined global knowledge and data insight in risk and asset management since 1987. Through unrivalled integrated technology, we connect people, insurers and suppliers, empowering all to make quicker, smarter decisions. Part of the Solera group, we consistently challenge expectations through continuous investment and digital innovation.


CAPS Consortium: Sponsor of the Champagne Reception

CAPS the Common Automotive Platform Standard, has the ability to connect every repairer in the UK with work provider-insurers. New partners are connecting all the time! To support this growth, CAPS v2.0 was launched, putting the users back in control providing transparency of who and where your data is securely shared. For further information Visit www.caps.co.uk or come and see us at BE2017.


Car-O-Liner: Sponsor of the table wine

Car-O-Liner is the leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of high quality, technologically advanced collision repair systems including equipment, software and data. Integration of our solutions gives you flexible, universal collision repair systems that support the entire vehicle repair process, thereby reducing cycle times, and increasing profits.


EMACS: Sponsor of Seminar Packs

Voted by the industry as the Best Bodyshop Management System for the last 8 years, EMACS enables both franchise and independent bodyshops to drive in disciplines and procedures needed to operate efficiently, creating a profitable and successful business.  EMACS achieve this by combining years of industry knowledge with innovative cutting-edge management software.



DAC Holdings/GT Motive Estimate: Sponsor of Technician Awards

GT Motive Estimate is the low-cost premium vehicle damage estimating system designed to improve your business, not tie it down. With more than 30,000 users in 24 countries, GT Motive Estimate’s powerful features, exceptional accuracy, ease of use and outstanding value for money make it the ideal alternative for your free-to-choose estimates.


IAEA: Sponsor of VDA of the Year

The Institute of Automotive Engineers Assessors is the only professional body designed for the VDA and our aims are to promote and develop the science of design, manufacturer and related technology of motor vehicle, and their repair. Today the Institute retains the core values of the past and maintains the highest standard of engineering expertise and competence. The IAEA are delight to be associated with bodyshop event & awards and look forward to a fantastic event.


LKQ Coatings: Sponsor of Small Bodyshop of the Year

LKQ Coatings is the UK’s leading crash repair distributor that prides itself on its ability to supply customers with a complete collision portfolio solution; from paint and consumables to parts, panels, garage equipment, servicing and technical support – and most recently our own premium consumables brand optima. Being a single source distribution partner allows us to provide our customers with real time data and information through innovative technology and tools. Thus, enabling our industry leading teams to work with our customers to propose new ideas, opportunities and processes to drive profitability and efficiencies.

NBRA: Sponsor of Outstanding Achievement

The National Body Repair Association, (NBRA) are proud to Sponsor the Outstanding Achievement Award. Promoting the achievements and accolades of influential people within our sector is a must. By celebrating this, we hope it leads more people on the path to become the next Achiever and Influencer.


NIBS GROUP: Sponsor of Friday Afternoon Lunch

NIBS Group is an independent distribution network to the UK automotive industry. Our customers include franchised and independent bodyshops, regional and national bodyshop groups, motor manufacturers, insurance companies and key industry work providers. We specialise in the supply of paint and consumables, and key areas such as client management, commercial support and the delivering of innovative added value solutions.www.nibsgroup.co.uk


S & B Automotive: Sponsor of the Photo booth

S&B Automotive Academy is an independent training provider delivering award winning training for the motor industry. It has a unique history of innovations in training such as the development of virtual reality (VR) technology to teach paint spraying. S&B continues to work with employers to develop and deliver state-of-the-art training.


Sikkens Autocoat BT: Sponsor of CV Bodyshop of the Year

Sikkens Autocoat BT is AkzoNobel Coatings’ global coatings brand for the commercial vehicle, OEM and builders’ markets. Our segment approach and the dedication of our sales, technical and support staff to the commercial vehicle business is unique in the market. Connect with the leader in the industry.


Thatcham Research: Sponsor of Apprentice Award

Thatcham Research are leading knowledge holders of advancing vehicle technologies and as such recognise the challenges for the modern collision repair sector that our young apprentices face today and in the future.   It is with great pride and pleasure that Thatcham Research, as Sponsor of the Paint and Panel Awards, support the Bodyshop Events & Awards, to recognise the hard work of deserving individuals of this industry.


U-Pol: Sponsor of Bodyshop Manager of the Year

U-POL is a market leading automotive refinishing brand specialising in fillers, coatings, aerosols, adhesives and paint related products. Our 70 year heritage in the industry coupled with our reputation for innovation and cutting edge technology shows our commitment to consistently providing customers with high quality products that professional technicians demand.


Vizion: Sponsor of Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year

Vizion are dedicated to our network and the future prosperity of both our repairer partners and the industry as a whole. Through the use of cutting edge system solutions and system thinking Vizion provides integration between all parties whilst always keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do.


Veetec: Sponsor of Work Provider of the Year

At Veetec Motor Group we provide an unparalleled repair solution for London and the South East, focusing on delivering our clients a seamless service from their first notification of loss to the return of the vehicle. We deliver consistently high levels of customer service through our dedicated call centre, ensuring good communication at all points within the repair process. Veetec Motor Group’s passion for repair ensures the end user gets the best possible repair service.