Nominations open for Garage Awards

Nominations are now open for Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards 2023, hosted by IAAF, which will take place on 7 June at Hilton Metropole NEC.

The awards will celebrate the very best of the garage industry and acknowledge the commitment and dedication independent garages and technicians have made to ensuring affordable mobility in the UK over the past few years.

There are eight award categories including: Garage of the Year; Best Independent Garage – Single-Site; Best Independent Garage – Multi-Site; Best Community initiative; ‘Auto-Mechanik’ of the year; Best marketing award; Best customer service award; and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mark Field, IAAF chief executive, said: “Independent garages are often the unsung heroes of our trade and we hope the event will play a key part in highlighting the brilliant work the sector and individuals have done in recent years to keep UK motorists moving.”

The IAAF represents the largest number of motor factors and suppliers in the automotive aftermarket. To strengthen the federation’s lobbying and networking power, it is adding garages into membership bringing the supply chain closer together.

IAAF fights for the rights of the entire aftermarket supply chain to access vehicle repair information to ensure they’re on a level playing field with vehicle manufacturers, and the federation proactively lobbies the Government to ensure this can happen.