CAT AWARDS 2013 – Nominations now open!


Nominations for the 2013 CAT Awards are open!

This year there are more ways to get involved in the nominations process. Do you know a factor that goes above and beyond your expectations every time? Is one of your customers a garage that’s beating the franchises at their own game? Perhaps you know an independent retailer that’s staying strong on the high street? The CAT Awards is your chance to get them recognised by the industry.

And don’t forget, it only takes ONE nomination.

Email your nominations to before the deadline of 9th October.

Here are this year’s categories in full

*Large factor of the yearopen to factors with a turnover of more than £1 million

“Does your factor always go the extra mile, night or day? Are their vans always on time and carrying the right parts? If so you should nominate them for this category.”

Last year’s winner: GMF Motor Factors

*Small factor of the yearopen to factors with a turnover of less than £1 million

“Small factors are the backbone of the aftermarket, and you might know one of the best. If you think you do nominate them for this award.”

*Large garage of the yearopen to garages with a turnover of more than £750k

“Large garages have the space, the kit and the training to take on a whole variety of work. If your local garage sounds this good point them towards this category.”

Last year’s winner: ABP Motorsport

*Small garage of the yearopen to garages with a turnover of less than £750k

“Small garages are the ones we love to hear about – size is no problem and the job is never too big (via phillip). If this sounds like one of your customers nominate them for this award.”

*Retailer of the yearopen to all independent aftermarket retailers

“Does your business combine slick professionalism with friendly customer service? If you can answer yes to both those questions, you could be in with a shot at this award.”

Last year’s winner: A1 Motabitz

*Supplier of the yearopen to all aftermarket suppliers

“Do you have a supplier who delivers the right part on time first time every time? If so, this is the award for them.”

Last year’s winner: NGK

*Person of the year

“Which one person in the aftermarket deserves to be held above all others in 2013? Perhaps for a special contribution to their business or for overcoming personal troubles? If you have someone in mind, let us know.”

Last year’s winner: Brian Childs, NGK

*Lifetime Achievement Award

“Our most prestigious award, the Lifetime Achievement is decided by a CAT panel of experts.”

Last year’s winner: Joe Elliott

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365 Responses to “CAT AWARDS 2013 – Nominations now open!”

  1. jason bennett says:

    Drb motors orford green top staff top knowledge very helpful allways go out there way to get you parts

  2. Angie Fishwick says:

    DRB Orford Green Warrington
    Extremely helpful friendly staff with excellent knowledge and always willing to help a damsel in distress !

  3. Nigel Barratt says:

    DRB Car Spares & Accessories. Superb spares and accessories stockists. Staff couldn’t be more helpful in a friendly and professional manner.

  4. Jacob says:

    Highly recommend ABP Motorsport very nice bunch of lads and there work and customer service is second to non. I will happily keep using them to look after my cars.

  5. Roger Ward says:

    Hope the votes are still open as forgot to vote!

    Best of luck to all at ABP Motorsport in Shavington – a fantastic garage business and a great find for the Ward family.

  6. Sally T says:

    Good luck ABP

  7. Dave Rigg says:

    ABP Motorsport:Great Service. Helpful,friendly,they listen, prompt with quotes and always ring back. Bit more expensive but free coffee, up to date magazines and of course you get what you pay for.
    Using them more and more.
    Well done to the team they deserve the hat trick!!

  8. J Jones says:

    All the best Team Gmf

  9. Rachael w says:

    Motorworld always gives me and family and friends excellent customer service and I can can always be guaranteed the items and advice I need thank you Motorworld and good luck

  10. yogi says:

    good bunch of guys at motorserv

  11. Bill Duff says:

    ABP have looked after all my cars for over 30 years and I’m a fussy old sod so they must be good!


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