Night of celebration at Fix Auto national conference

Fix Auto West Kensington became the toast of Fix Auto UK after picking up three awards during the network’s highly anticipated “Facing The Future” national conference.

Presented in front of a record number of delegates, insurer guests and suppliers at The Vox, near Birmingham, last night, business owner Hemal Amin was presented with the RSA Insurance Bodyshop of the Year before picking up the Fix Auto UK Outstanding Customer Service Award and then, moments later, further celebrated as his repair centre was named as the network’s coveted Bodyshop Of The Year.

In addition, Fix Auto Sutton-in-Ashfield received the Allianz Bodyshop of the Year award, Fix Auto Chelmsford was named as the AXA Insurance Bodyshop of the Year, Fix Auto Petersfield received the Covéa Insurance Bodyshop of the Year and Fix Auto Luton repeated its 2018 and 2019 successes by winning the LV= General Insurance Bodyshop Of The Year prize.

Those insurer-led successes were calculated by Fix Auto UK, based on the work the network has completed for its insurer clients over the past 12 months.

Fix Auto Region Four was named the company’s Region of the Year and teenager Nathan Clare, of Fix Auto Stevenage, was proclaimed the network’s Apprentice of the Year.

Fix Auto Penzance, which has led the way for the industry in championing environmentally friendly working practices with numerous accolades already to its credit, understandably received the network’s inaugural Fix Auto Green Bodyshop of the Year Award and Fix Auto Mid Cheshire, which joined the network last October, headed home with the network’s Newcomer of the Year award.

Paying tribute to the award winners, Fix Auto UK’s managing director Ian Pugh, said: “Our awards presentations brought the curtain down on what was an outstanding two-day National Conference that has been two years in the making.

“It’s an old cliché, I know, while we had to have winners and my sincere congratulations goes out to every recipient, in reality, each and every franchise partner in our network deserves recognition for the level of service they consistently deliver to our customers.

We welcomed a record number of delegates, insurers, industry experts and suppliers to a world-class venue that has lived up to all of our expectations. Yet again, I am extremely delighted to say our conference has proven to be another standout event for this industry of ours and, again, made me extremely proud to lead this organisation.”

Fix Auto UK 2022 Roll of Honour:

  • Allianz Insurance Bodyshop of the YearFix Auto Sutton-inAshfield
  • AXA Insurance Bodyshop of the YearFix Auto Chelmsford
  • Covéa Insurance Customer Service AwardFix Auto Petersfield
  • LV= Insurance Bodyshop of the YearFix Auto Luton
  • RSA Insurance Bodyshop of the Year – Fix Auto West Kensington
  • Fix Auto UK Network Employee of the Year
  • Region 1Ronnie Stewart (Fix Auto Glasgow)
  • Region 2Dobrusia Lysionek (Fix Auto Worsley)
  • Region 3Tracey Martin (Fix Auto Peterborough)
  • Region 4Nina Ruprah (Fix Auto Sandhurst)
  • Region 5Alison McGarvey (Fix Auto Liverpool South)
  • Overall Winner Network Employee of the Year – Ronnie Stewart (Fix Auto Glasgow)
  • Thatcham EV Ready Award  Jason Hodges of Fix Auto Cheltenham
  • Fix Auto UK Brand & Integration AwardFix Auto Redhill
  • Fix Auto UK Outstanding Customer Service AwardFix Auto West Kensington 
  • Fix Auto UK Bodyshop of the YearFix Auto West Kensington
  • Fix Auto UK Region of the YearRegion 4 (managed by Garry Carter)
  • Fix Auto UK Apprentice of the YearNathan Clare, Fix Auto Stevenage 
  • Fix Auto UK Newcomer of the Year Fix Auto Mid Cheshire
  • Fix Auto UK Green Bodyshop of the YearFix Auto Penzance
  • Fix Auto UK Employee of the YearRob Lake

10 Year Anniversaries Awards presented to: 

  • Fix Auto Rochester
  • Fix Auto Brighton
  • Fix Auto Market Drayton
  • Fix Auto Sidcup
  • Fix Auto Glasgow North
  • Fix Auto Penzance
  • Fix Auto Birmingham East
  • Fix Auto Bristol North
  • Fix Auto Bury St Edmunds
  • Fix Auto Hartlepool
  • Fix Auto High Wycombe
  • Fix Auto West Hampstead
  • Fix Auto Park Royal
  • Fix Auto HenleyonThames
  • Fix Auto Oswestry
  • Fix Auto Manchester East