2010 CAT Awards – Nominate Now

Epicor1. Supplier of the year: Sponsored by Epicor

 Meyle – One of the best known brands in the aftermarket with a portfolio that is constantly expanding.

 BM Catalysts – Formed in 1966 we’ve been impressed with BM’s attention to social media.

 Sovereign – The rotating electrics supplier has been growing a lot in recent years – and we expect it to continue.

 First Line – Another business to watch in the future, First Line has the right aftermarket attitude to succeed.

 Pro Align – The wheel alignment equipment suppliers are helping more garages to take advantage.

Trico2. Person of the year: Sponsored by Trico

 Tim Ford – Is nominated for keeping his business running despite an intense battle with illness.

 Dave Lumsdale – TJ Hall’s technician is nominated for always going above and beyond the call of duty for his customers

 Graeme Stocks – Electrosteer’s main man and pioneer of remanufactured electronic steering components

 Mike Kimpton – There are many people who are still in business because of Mike, says son Dan Kimpton

 Chris Mason – The tireless Motor Codes campaigner was once a garage owner himself

haynes3. RETAILER OF THE YEAR: sponsored by Haynes

 Wilco – The Shortis Group-owned retail network is one to watch for 2012

 A1 Motabitz year – Another A1 member, Motabitz won this award last

 DRB Car Spares Group – This Warrington based retailer is part of the A1

Clearstream4. Large factor of the year: Sponsored by Clearstream

 Autoparts – Part of the Arnold Clark group, which overall has a turnover of over £2 billion

 Partservice – Has embraced internet selling and now ships parts all over the world

 GMF – Our winners last year, can the Welsh based factor group triumph again?

 EU Linco – Part of the Shortis Group, EU Linco has been trading since 1982

 Kevin Cooper – Has branches throughout Cornwall and Devon, serving garage customers from over 15 sites

 Motor Serv – This Milton Keynes based factor has shown lots of growth in 2012 and beyond

 Livingston Autoparts – This Scottish based factor has been delivering car parts and accessories since its formation in 1979

 CES – Another UKPA member, CES has 19 branches across the UK

 Dingbro – Formed in 1973 Dingbro is now one of Scotland’s biggest factor chains

 CPA – Established in 1995 this factor has shown consistent growth throughout its lifetime

Motaquip5. Small factor of the year: Sponsored by Motaquip

 1st call car parts – Based in Norfolk this factor is part of the A1 Motor Factors Group

 Spartan Motor Factores – This Newport factor has the bigger players worried

 Cat Components – Based in Hastings, Cat Components is holding its own against the nationals

TRW6. Large garage of the year: Sponsored by TRW

 ABP – Our hat-trick garage of the year winners. Can anyone knock them off the top spot?

 Brunswick – Andy Savva’s enterprise is big, clean, and constantly growing

 Harding Autos – Has been established for over 30 years and is part of the Bosch Car Service Network

  iAutoUK – Andy Fox’s establishment is quickly growing through its franchise network

Denso7. Small garage of the year: Denso

 Marina Motors – A small independent working with the Bosch Autocrew network of garages.

 Anglos – Small but mighty, this garage commands strong loyalty from its customers.

 TJ Hall – This Oxfordshire garage has everything it takes to win. Passion, determination and customer service.

 Dakar Cars – Our garage of the year in 2009 – can they reclaim the title?


A CAT panel of experts will be deciding who in the industry deserves this prestigious award.


  1. You may only vote once in each category
  2. You may not vote for a company you own, or are employed by, or yourself
  3. In the event of someone voting for their own company, or a company they are employed by, or themselves, all votes from that person will be null and void
  4. You are permitted to vote for a company who may be a client, or a company you work with
  5. The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will be decided by a CAT magazine panel
  6. No correspondence will be entered into: the decision of the voters and of the judging panels is final

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3 Responses to “2010 CAT Awards – Nominate Now”

  1. Dave Prountzos says:

    Dakar are very helpfull to us even when they are very busy. They try to get our vehicles back on the road asap with no hidden charges,
    this is very important to a business like ours.

  2. roger beck says:

    Dakar cars of Swanley, Kent are very helpful – they even do little jobs that may have failed your car’s mot, ie bulbs and often for free

  3. Phil Bailey says:

    Have always received helpful, non pushy advice and an acceptable level of cost.


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