IMI Awards 2023 put sustainability and diversity in spotlight

Nominations are now open for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) 2023 Awards with the winners to be announced at the IMI Annual Dinner on Wednesday, 15 March 2023.

Reflecting the changing automotive landscape, two new categories have been added.  The President’s Award 2023, sponsored by BMW/Alphera, will focus on “environmental, sustainability and green innovation in learning” with the aim of shining a spotlight on the individuals demonstrating a forward-thinking commitment to the rapidly evolving automotive technologies.

Acknowledging the IMI’s work to make diversity in the automotive workplace a central conversation, a new “equity, diversity and inclusion” (EDI) category has also been launched. The awards for Championing Diversity in Automotive aims to celebrate the individuals who are leading the way in informing and educating to create a more inclusive sector.

Other categories include:

  • Full-time Student of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Contribution to the Work of the IMI
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry – sponsored by AutoTech
  • Partner of the Year

Nominations can be submitted via the IMI Awards platform.  The deadline for nominations is 17:00 on 30 November 2022.

“The automotive sector is facing huge challenges, but it is the commitment of continual professional development that we see every day that will make the difference to our success in the long-term”, said Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI. “It is, therefore, critical to ensure that our awards reflect the changing and challenging landscape and the efforts of individuals to ensure that they are ready for the future.

“Our 2023 Awards will be announced at the IMI Dinner in London next March, which will be hosted by award-winning journalist and ITN newscaster Nina Hossain. They are a way of celebrating the champions who continue to keep training and keep learning to keep the UK motoring.”