IMI announces awards shortlist

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has unveiled the shortlist for this year’s IMI Awards.

The awards recognise pupils, professionals and organisations who are promoting the industry and showcasing the career opportunities on offer.

Winners will be announced at the IMI’s flagship event at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London, on 13 March 2024, along with the overall winner of the Automotive 30% Club’s Inspiring Automotive Women’s award.

Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI, said: “Once again, we have been impressed and inspired by the talent displayed by the trainees and the dedication of the organisations nominated. The past few years have seen significant change and even more significant challenge in our industry. But the nominees for these awards clearly demonstrate the resilience and the drive that have kept the industry moving forwards.”

The awards this year will support the IMI’s campaign, There’s More to Motor,

aimed at encouraging new talent into the industry and creating a more diverse workforce.

Nash added: “The automotive sector is continually developing and evolving in order to support the rapidly accelerating deployment of electric and ADAS vehicles. To continue on this trajectory would be impossible were it not for the enthusiasm and commitment of all those training and working across our sector. We are truly inspired by this year’s entrants and are delighted to be able to showcase the fantastic talent of this diverse and inspirational cohort.”

The awards include Apprentice of the Year, Full-time Student of the Year, The President’s Award 2024, EDI Award – Championing Diversity in Automotive, Partner of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to the Automotive Industry, Contribution to the work of the IMI, and Automotive 30% Club’s Inspiring Automotive Women’s award.