IMI opens award nominations

Nominations for the 2015 IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards are now open.

The Outstanding Achievers Awards celebrate the achievements of IMI learners, accredited individuals and automotive professionals within the UK retail motor industry. This year’s event will be held at Silverstone race circuit in the world famous wing facility on 22 October, and will be attended by HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

Awards include ‘Outstanding Technical Student of the Year’ in fields such as light vehicle, body repair and motorcycle, as well as ‘Outstanding Non-Technical Student of the Year’. Individuals who have achieved IMI Accreditations will also be recognised alongside managers who are furthering their careers through accreditations, CPD or IMI qualifications. The highly sought after ‘Approved Centre of the Year’ awards for training providers will also be announced.

IMI CEO Steve Nash commented, ‘It is the IMI’s commitment to raising standards that makes this one of our most important events of the year. The Outstanding Achievers Awards are a unique opportunity for the IMI to recognise the best learners in the motor industry, including apprentices and adults furthering their careers through additional learning. Individuals who win these awards are the shining lights and future stars of the sector. We know they will go on to raise standards and inspire others to take up careers in the sector.’

Nomination Categories

• Outstanding Technical Student of the Year
•Light Vehicle • Fast-Fit • Heavy Vehicle • Motorcycle• Paint • Land-based • Body Repair • Bus and Coach
• Outstanding Non-Technical Student of the Year
• Young Student of the Year (14-16s)
• Outstanding Accredited Professional of the Year Award
• Technical • Customer Experience (Customer Service / Sales)
• Outstanding Management Award
• Approved Centre of the Year
• Specialist Approved Centre of the Year

Go to to find out more or to nominate individuals for awards.