Awards nominations deadline extended

The deadline for nominations for the bodyshop Events & Awards 2018 has been extended.

Everyone now has until the 20 April to submit a completed nomination and questionnaire form.

However, the deadline for our Vehicle Damage Assessor Award, in partnership with the IAEA, will only be extended until the 13 April.

With so many categories, we want to hear from you who deserves these prestigious honours. This year our bodyshop award categories include:

  • CV Bodyshop of the Year
  • Small Bodyshop of the Year
  • Medium Bodyshop of the Year
  • Large Bodyshop of the Year

The non bodyshop awards categories are:

  • Insurance Company of the Year
  • Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year
  • Work Provider of the Year
  • Education & Training Award of the Year

Last, but not least, the individual awards will include:

  • Bodyshop Manager of the Year
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor of the Year
  • Apprentice Paint Technician of the Year
  • Apprentice Panel Technician of the Year
  • Apprentice MET of the Year
  • Paint Technician of the Year
  • Panel Technician of the Year
  • MET Technician of the Year

Mark Hadaway, bodyshop editor, said ‘We are very excited for this year’s awards. I hope this extension will allow for even more talented and hard-working individuals to be acknowledged in this year’s awards programme. As always, we want to get as many people involved as we can so we can bring to light how great this market is.’

The 2018 bodyshop Event and Awards will return to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on the 27-28 September with more interaction and entertainment than ever before. Following a immensely successful 2017, the 2018 event will follow the same popular structure – an informal welcome dinner on the Thursday night; an interactive exhibition with seminar sessions on the Friday; proceeded by a champagne reception and three course awards dinner in the evening with a French inspired theme.

This year, the bodyshop Event and Awards is proudly headlined sponsored by AkzoNobel and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, along with our other sponsors which include: Audatex, AutoFlow, CAPS, Car-o-liner, EZI Methods, IAEA, IBIS, NBRA, S & B Automotive Academny, sikkens, Symach, Thatcham Research, and Vizion Network.

Remember, time is ticking with less than one week to nominate a Vehicle Damage Assessor and only two weeks for the other awards.  The nomination forms can be found online at: