It’s time to get excited about 30 Under 30

bodyshop magazine will be announcing the winners of this year’s 30 under 30: rising stars awards this coming Monday.

Since nominations closed on 31 July, our judges have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to pick the best 30 candidates from among the record 80-plus entries we have received.

It has not been an easy job, with so many high-achieving young go-getters being put forward to represent the future of collision repair.

“We are delighted with the response to 30 under 30: rising stars 2020,” said Simon Wait, bodyshop editor. “We would like to thank everybody who has been involved in the competition, including the initiative’s sponsor 3M, all the nominators, our judges, the winners and those who haven’t made it on to the final list this time round.”

This year’s winners come from across the entire collision repair industry and represent the pinnacle of talented technicians, managers, engineers, distributors, administrators, trainers, marketers and salespeople.

30 under 30: rising stars first became part of the annual bodyshop Awards in 2017 when we were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the industry’s favourite magazine.

It has since grown to become one of the highlights of the repairer calendar and is especially important this year when the economic costs of the pandemic are expected to hit young people the hardest.

Each 30 under 30: rising stars winner will be presented with a unique trophy on 29 April 2021 during the bodyshop Awards 2020 at ICC Wales, near the Celtic Manor Resort.

Check back here on Monday to find out who those 30 talented people are and make sure you download your free copy of our special 30 under 30: rising stars supplement, which will be available with the October issue of bodyshop magazine and will highlight many of the winners’ inspirational stories.

For all enquiries about delegate places and sponsorship, please email Suzie Scott on [email protected].