More finalists announced for bodyshop Awards 2022

bodyshop magazine is delighted to announce more of the finalists for the bodyshop Awards 2022.

With close to 300 top-quality submissions this year, it has been a difficult job for our judging panel of industry experts who rose to the challenge on Wednesday, 7 September during Jury Day at the bodyshop magazine offices in Tring.

“A massive thank you to all our judges, event partners and everyone who took the time to complete their entries this year, and the very best of luck to all the finalists across all 17 of our award categories,” said bodyshop editor Simon Wait.

“In addition to those being announced today, there is one more category to be decided – the bodyshop Insurer of the Year – which is being voted on by repairers as we speak this week. The finalists in that category will be announced on Friday.”

Our finalists in the bodyshop VDA of the Year Award presented by the IAEA, the four Powered by Vizionbodyshop Remit Panel and Paint Technician and Apprentice Technician of the Year categories, the all-new Powered by asTechbodyshop Thatcham Advanced Technologies Technician of the Year award, and our 30 Under 30: Rising Stars in partnership with 3M winners have already been announced.

All the winners of the bodyshop Awards 2022 will be unveiled, recognised and celebrated during bodyshop LIVE at ICC Wales on 12 October 2022.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the big day and make sure you register for our daytime bodyshop Expo, which returns this year for the first time since 2019.

The bodyshop Awards 2022 finalists:

Technical Training Provider of the Year

  • EMTEC | Nottingham
  • Riverpark Training & Development | Belfast
  • RWC Training Centre | Milton Keynes
  • Thatcham Research | Berkshire

New Technology of the Year

  • Carlisle Fluid Technologies | DeVilbiss DV1S Spot Repair Spray Gun
  • INDASA Abrasives | Evercoat Rage OPTEX
  • Repairify | Repairify Remote Services
  • Walcom UK | TD3 Pro Thermodry Technology

Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year

  • Kia
  • Stellantis
  • Volkswagen

Supply Chain Partner of the Year

  • Mirka UK
  • Morelli Group
  • Repair & Refinish Coatings (Multi-Mix)

Environmental Trailblazer Award

  • BASF
  • DLG Auto Services
  • LV=

Restoration Bodyshop of the Year

  • Autocraft Telford Restorations | Shropshire
  • Wildae | Braunton, Devon

Single-site Bodyshop of the Year

  • The Bodycentre | Norwich
  • ECF Car Care | Eastbourne
  • Fix Auto Penzance | Cornwall
  • Fix Auto Redhill | Surrey

Multi-site Bodyshop of the Year

  • Fix Auto Dagenham | Greater London
  • Fix Auto Slough | Berkshire

Bodyshop Group of the Year

  • Drive Motor Retail
  • Foray Motor Group
  • Gemini ARC
  • The Vella Group

Bodyshop Manager of the Year

  • Emilio Hebaiter | The Vella Group | Liverpool
  • Samantha Kelleher | Foray Motor Group | Somerset
  • Tom Phillips | D Walton | Manchester
  • Mark White | Finesse ARC | Dorking

The bodyshop magazine team wishes to thank all supporters of our 2022 bodyshop LIVE daytime Expo, 30 Under 30: Rising Stars celebration and the ever popular bodyshop Awards gala dinner.