bodyshop Awards 2021 partners



3M is delighted to sponsor the bodyshop Awards and 30 under 30: rising stars for another year. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, we look forward to celebrating with you all on 7 April 2022.


Axalta, a global leader in the coatings industry, provides its customers with innovative, colourful and sustainable solutions designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience, Axalta serves more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

Solera | Audatex

Trusted the world over, Audatex UK has redefined global knowledge and data insight in risk and asset management since 1987. Through unrivalled integrated technology, we connect people, insurers and suppliers, empowering all to make quicker, smarter decisions. Part of the Solera group, we consistently challenge expectations through continuous investment and digital innovation.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

For more than 60 years, Enterprise has established itself as a leader in providing replacement vehicles and courtesy cars that are relied upon in the event of an accident. By working closely with our insurance, broker, bodyshop, assistance provider and dealership partners across the world we’ve developed a unique approach to managing each of their replacement vehicle needs. By constantly reviewing the needs of the market, Enterprise continues to develop new and innovative mobility solutions to better support the needs of its customers.

iRG | Innovative Repair Group

Innovative Repair Group (iRG) is one of the UK’s largest independent repair groups. iRG has centres across Cardiff, Pontypridd, Swansea, Bridgend, Bristol, Hereford, Newport, Merthyr, Whitland, Wolverhampton and Kings Norton. With prestige, accident, express and LCV repair facilities all equipped with the latest repair technology and processes, and carrying BS 10125 BSI Kitemark, we work alongside the UK’s leading insurers, accident management companies and manufacturers holding more than 40 approvals.

Vizion Network

Through the development and application of innovative, forward-thinking processes and systems, Vizion and its network of repairer partners remain at the forefront of customer service. In a fast-changing, information-rich world, Vizion provides the network and systems to not only envision the future but to realise its potential for partners, clients and their customers.


ACG | Accident Credit Group

At ACG we’ve been funding repairs for more than 10 years, working with hundreds of bodyshops of all shapes and sizes every month to ensure they have positive cashflow. We’re fast, reliable, and easy to deal with. All repairs are funded within 24 hours of repair completion, and we can even fund 40% of the repair value upfront, before repairs begin. We call this Advance Funding, and we don’t charge any extra for providing the service.


We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few metres away from one of our products. Our world-class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader.


BASF Automotive Refinish is the number one sustainable vehicle repair solution, with our Glasurit, R-M and baslac brands giving you unparalleled innovations and digital solutions. Our revolutionary AGILIS basecoat system delivers 40% lower VOC content than any other system available today. And now, we’ve taken the next step with our brand new Glasurit AraClass clearcoat system, entirely produced using renewable biomass. Every clearcoat, hardener, thinner and additive now saving bodyshops CO2. Be sustainable with BASF.


CAPS, the Common Automotive Platform Standard, is a secure data exchange platform that enables every organisation involved in a motor claim to access the same information at the same time, quickly, securely and accurately. Providing much needed automation and choice, challenging the historic barriers to connectivity, we connect insurers/work providers to their supply chain networks. The CAPS community consists of more than 1,350 connected bodyshops, exchanging approximately 180,000 claims messages per month with more than 80 connected supply chain businesses.


Car-O-Liner is the leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of high quality, technologically advanced collision repair systems, including equipment, software and data. Integration of our solutions gives you flexible, universal collision repair systems that support the entire vehicle repair process, thereby reducing cycle times, and increasing profits.

Fix Auto UK

The largest network of independently owned branded repair centres in the country with 116 sites strategically placed the length and breadth of mainland Britain, Fix Auto UK provides clients with comprehensive accident management services including a 24/7 contact centre, centralised billing and a team of engineers along with operational support for its repairers.


The Institute of Automotive Engineers Assessors (IAEA) is the only professional body designed for the vehicle damage assessor (VDA) and its aims are to promote and develop the science of design, manufacture and related technology of motor vehicles, and their repair. The IAEA is delighted to be associated with the bodyshop Awards 2021 as sponsor of the VDA of the Year category and looks forward to a fantastic event.

Kapci Coatings

Established in 1985, Kapci Coatings is a specialised car refinish products manufacturer with a brand footprint in more than 80 countries across the globe. From this position we believe that one of our core strengths, and the main reason behind our longevity, is our progressive approach to custom-made car refinish solutions, whether that’s in solvent-based basecoats, water-based basecoats, modifications or 2K coatings.

Remit Training

Remit Training is an award-winning, innovative training provider working closely with industry bodies and employers to ensure training is relevant, effective and delivers a high return on investment. Ofsted rated as “outstanding” for leadership and management and as a “good” provider overall, Remit partners with organisations to deliver high-quality training and a competitive edge.


AMA Group

With around 180 sites across Australia and New Zealand, the AMA Group is an industry leader and the only dedicated collision repair business listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. We repair thousands of cars, trucks and buses every year as well as supplying new and recycled parts. We stand for building better and for us, this means leading the way on safety, quality, technology and environmental compliance, and empowering our people to do the same.


Ezi-Methods provides access to information for collision repairers, ranging from suspension and SRS through to body panels. Indeed, everything apart from the engine and transmission. We have around a quarter of a million documents covering 1,050 model ranges including all body styles, and we supply nearly half the UK repairer community.

Prasco UK

Operating out of the company’s 80,000-sqft distribution hub near Doncaster, Prasco UK provides nationwide coverage and a guaranteed next-day delivery on replacement parts ordered before 5:30pm. At any one time the company holds replacement parts encompassing 150,000 items spanning 29,000 different lines, including what’s believed to be the largest and most comprehensive selection of independently certified vehicle replacement parts in the country.

Supreme Wheels

Supreme Wheels is Europe’s largest alloy wheel re-engineering specialist. Its core focus is the re-engineering of alloy wheels for all sectors of the automotive industry, a process that takes damaged wheels and returns them to a guaranteed high-quality, OEM standard finish. With a factory production environment capable of re-engineering in excess of 500,000 wheels per annum, we incorporate state-of-the-art technology, rigorous testing and fast delivery to provide an unrivalled service to our customers.

Thatcham Research

Increasingly complex vehicle repairs are driving the need for a greater understanding of the technology and materials in modern cars. Whether it’s through apprenticeships, training or the latest repair methods, with Thatcham Research you are in safe hands. Find out how we can help you to achieve safer vehicle repairs.


Tractable develops artificial intelligence systems for accident and disaster recovery. Its AI solutions process over US$2bn (£1.47bn) a year in vehicle repairs and purchases, and have been deployed by over 25 of the global top 100 insurers across Europe, North America and Asia, helping millions of households recover from accidents faster.

The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Launching on 8-9 June 2022 at the NEC, this new national event delivers a valuable platform for suppliers to engage, educate and influence UK garages and bodyshops. Suppliers will provide live training demos and showcase technology, tools, equipment and services covering ADAS, hybrid/EVs, collision repair, paint, refinishing and more. Early bird sponsor and exhibitor rates available by contacting [email protected].