AutoRaise reveals rally sponsorship

AutoRaise has announced it has two supporting sponsors and nine pit stop sponsors for its AutoRaise Rally.

The 2022 AutoRaise Rally of West Midlands and Mid Wales will take place 21-23 September, comprising 13 stages over 370 miles.

The automotive charity has revealed that Synetiq, Egertons Recovery Group and Service Certainty have become sponsors of the event for the first time while S&G Response, NWVA, Prasco, 4Elms Group, Motofix, Sherwin Williams, ABP and Thatcham Research will again back the event.

Sarah Hirst, Green Parts director from Synetiq, said: “We pledge to support AutoRaise and our partners in attracting the next generation through apprenticeships and education as we believe engaging young people is crucial to reducing the skills gap and unlocking untapped business potential – especially as bodyshops, garages and accident management companies remain at the heart of our industry.”

Meanwhile, Gavin Calthorpe, commercial director with Egerton’s Recovery Group, said: “We are proud to sponsor the AutoRaise Rally which has always been a highly anticipated event on the industry calendar and this year appears like it will be the ultimate challenge for any Rally crew. It is great to see the AutoRaise Rally back after a tough two years for the country and everyone, so hopefully it will bring a bit of joy back for the teams and fans and give a good boost to the local economies in Mid Wales.”

This will be the first AutoRaise Rally since Covid-19.

Jennifer Evans, from AutoRaise said: “All the money raised will ensure the hard work we do for the industry will continue at the same pace. In the last 12 months we have helped to place nearly 500 apprentices into our industry which I am extremely proud of.”

Steve Thompson, AutoRaise, vice-chair, said: “This year’s Rally will be one of the most challenging to date, however I know that it is going to be amazing. There will be some great adventures along the way, and we are taking in some of the UK’s finest scenery.”