Bodyshop Awards + 30 Under 30 rules

Nominations for the Bodyshop Awards 2024 and this year’s 30 Under 30: Rising Stars opened on 1 December 2023 and will close at midnight on 31 March 2024. Both competitions are completely free to enter and will be judged by an independent panel of collision repair experts. The prize-giving ceremony for both competitions will take place during the Bodyshop Awards & Expo on Thursday, 19 September 2024 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole at the NEC.

30 Under 30: Rising Stars rules

  • To qualify for this year’s 30 Under 30: Rising Stars candidates must be 30 years of age or under on 30 September 2024.
  • Entries must be submitted using the relevant online form and completed using the official entry forms which will be emailed to the candidates after the initial online submission has been received and processed.
  • Entries must describe why the candidate is exceptional in their field and why the nominator believes they deserve to win. We want to celebrate individuals who are shaping the future of the repair industry and who will inspire others.
  • Decisions by the judging panel are final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering 30 Under 30: Rising Stars 2024, you consent to being contacted and your data being held and used for the purposes of awards assessment, communication and promotion. Bodyshop Magazine fully complies with the UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as implemented through the Data Protection Act 2018. Click the link to view our full Privacy Policy.
  • All 30 Under 30: Rising Stars winners will be expected to attend the prize-giving ceremony and the gala dinner for the Bodyshop Awards & Expo 2024, as guests of Bodyshop Magazine. Each winner will be celebrated on the main stage and will receive a unique trophy.

Bodyshop Awards 2024 rules

  • Nominations for the Bodyshop Awards 2024 must be submitted using the online form and completed using the official category entry forms which will be emailed to the contestants after the initial online submission has been received and processed.
  • Entries for the Bodyshop Awards 2024 must describe in detail individual and/or working methods and successes completed during the period 1 January 2023-31 March 2024.

Nominations for the Bodyshop Awards 2024 can be submitted in multiple relevant awards. Click the button for details of this year’s 18 categories:

  • In addition to the Bodyshop Group of the Year category, the awards for independent bodyshops will be split into Small, Medium and Large. The assessment is the same for each, however entrants will be competing in bands with similar-sized businesses to ensure a level playing field. We want to hear from independent repairers that are innovative, are producing top-quality and safe repairs, and are fully understanding of the skills and technical standards required to work on modern vehicles. If you are BS10125 certified and meet these criteria, please enter one of our high-profile industry awards:
    • Small bodyshop (turnover <£1.5m)
    • Medium bodyshop (turnover £1.5m-£3m)
    • Large bodyshop (turnover >£3m)

Note: These bands are guidelines only and may be adjusted depending on the number and quality of nominations received for each category.

  • By entering the Bodyshop Awards you consent to being contacted and your data being held and used for the purposes of awards assessment, communication and promotion. Bodyshop Magazine fully complies with the UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as implemented through the Data Protection Act 2018. Click the link to view our full Privacy Policy.
  • Furthermore, entries will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside Plenham Limited (Bodyshop Magazine) and the judging panel. Any members of the judging panel who are deemed to be in competition with a particular business entry will not be shown that entry. Any members of the judging panel who are deemed to be in conflict with a particular category will not be shown any of those entries and will not be involved in voting for that category.
  • Following preliminary assessments, up to six finalists will be selected in each Bodyshop Awards category. These finalists will then be further assessed to determine a winner by our independent judging panel featuring up to 12 carefully selected representatives from across the UK collision repair industry, plus three employees of Bodyshop magazine. In order to keep the Bodyshop Awards 2024 completely independent, the Bodyshop Magazine representatives can offer insights but will have no voting rights.
  • The judging panel for the Bodyshop Awards 2024 will convene between July and August 2024.*
  • Decisions by the judging panel are final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entrants into the Bodyshop Awards 2024 practical categories – for technicians, apprentices and vehicle damage assessors – will be required to complete an online assessment. To advance to the practical testing rounds of the competition in the Paint, Panel and Advanced Technologies categories (to be held in-person in May and/or June at Remit Training or Thatcham Research), participants must achieve a minimum score set by the judges. Up to four contestants move forward to the next round in the technician and apprentice categories, and up to six advance in the VDA competition.
  • All Bodyshop Awards 2024 finalists will be expected to attend the prize-giving ceremony and the gala dinner for the Bodyshop Awards & Expo 2024, as guests of Bodyshop Magazine. The winner in each category will be revealed and celebrated live on the main stage and will receive a unique trophy.

*Online repairer voting:

  • An online vote open to all employees working in UK bodyshops may be conducted in July/August 2024 to determine the winner in one or more of the Bodyshop Awards 2024 categories.
  • One vote per email/IP address will be recorded. All votes will be checked and verified as coming from the UK bodyshop community.
  • Bodyshop will announce the winners of these categories during the Bodyshop Awards 2024.

Bodyshop Magazine (Plenham Ltd) employees are not eligible to vote.