The winners of the CAT Awards 2019 are as follows:


Motor Factor of the Year: Autoparts UK


Factor Team of the Year: Butlers Automotive


CAT Awards 2019 winners have been announced

Garage Chain of the Year: Halfords Autocentres


Independent Garage of the Year: Scotlands Ash Garage


Retailer of the Year: Wilco


Supplier of the Year: Banner Batteries


Outstanding Achievement: Dave Garrett of the Garage Equipment Association








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153 Responses to “CAT AWARDS 2019”

  1. Sebastian Jonnson says:

    Vote for Ultraparts Ltd as 2019 supplier of the year.

    As engineers and engine experts they offer terrific sales and customer care support.

    Engine is not `fashionable` to factors these days but Ultraparts make is easy. Their OE quality Timing chain kits help factors to get the sale and make a terrific margin.

  2. Paul Davies says:

    Wrexham Motoring supplies, excellent prices, and if they don’t stock it, they will get it. Excellent customer service as well.

  3. Aaron Dodd says:

    Wrexham motor supplies have been the number 1 place to get supplies fast and at a reason price locally for years.
    Their range is awesome and their ordering and delivery service is amazing.
    The best thing for me is their customer service and happiness levels everytime you enter the shop or call…
    You can’t get better service locally 100%

  4. Rodney Kumar says:

    Thank you for inviting me and letting me speak at the CAT Awards 2016. I enjoyed meeting so many new people in this very friendly sector!

    • Dan Moore says:

      Hi Rodney,

      You’re more than welcome and thank you for giving a great speech. We look forward to seeing you again for the CAT Awards 2017!

  5. Gary Barak says:

    Lovely event at Twickenham once again. Thank you CAT for hosting. The friendliest awards and great to see so many friends again.

    • Dan Moore says:

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for coming to support us at this year’s CAT Awards. It was a great turn out and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

      Many thanks,

  6. Angie Reid says:

    Anderson Clark Motor Repairs Ltd came to my rescue! Fantastic service, and much appreciated. Thank you.

  7. Josh says:

    Spartan motors! And thats the bottom line cos stone cold said so!

  8. Grace says:

    We’ve been using Anglo continental for 20 years .Excellent, honest, efficient and friendly staff . Always appreciate the job that they’ve had done. Highly recommend A*****

    • Dan Moore says:

      Hi Grace,

      Thank you for casting your vote. The winners for each category will be announced at the CAT Awards on Friday 12th February.

      Many thanks,
      Daniel Moore

  9. Chris Evans says:

    My Vote Goes to GMF Motor Factors. Reason being they are a fantastic company to deal with.

  10. Hazel says:

    My vote gas to go to Anglos. No job too small. Fair and honest pricing. If it’s not broken, they don’t ‘fix it’.Anglos were recommended to me by a friend five years ago and I swear you will be hard pressed to find the level of integerity in any other garage. So much so that my daughter has used them since before passing her driving test to sort out her car. I always carry their card and give their details to anyone looking for a ‘decent garage that doesn’t charge the earth’.

  11. Tom McGirl says:

    I have been going to Julian and his team since 1994, that in itself is a record! But actually I still find it extraordinary that a garage like Anglo Continental can exist. They are honest decent and friendly people that wont decieve you and in fact will give you free time to assist with your car. Thats in stark contrast to all the other establishments I have come accross in Northampton/Milton Keynes area.

  12. Colin Percival says:

    I have used New Delaval car sales for a number of years and have had excellent service from them, so much so that I have passed on the word to all of my friends who have all said the same thing that the service is second to none and the staff tremendous.

  13. Nick costa says:

    Avia Autos, Bridgend. Excellent service. Trusted with a number of our cars. Very kind people and also a brilliant place to eat! I highly agree that they are the best small independent garage of the year!

  14. David says:

    Avia Speedshop Bridgend – friendly service and bang-on advice. They don’t sell you stuff you don’t need or charge the Earth. My kind of garage!

  15. We have nominated Newdelaval Car Sales for small garage of the year because no job is too small for them. Their service is outstanding and is always provided with a smile. Good Luck.

  16. Jason Savage says:

    Nyanza- Very pleased with staff and service, always going the extra mile to help out when in a situation. Well recommended and deserved winners

  17. Liz Thomas says:

    We have used Garej Wyn since they first started. Excellent service,trained friendly staff, nothing to much trouble.
    Keep up the good work

  18. Paddy says:

    Garej Wyn give great service and friendly advice. They are a very good bunch of people, from the office staff to the apprentice in the workshop. Well done Garej Wyn.

  19. Denzil Bonfield says:

    D&D autos are the best garage in the south east, their customer service is awesome and nothing is too much trouble for them.

  20. Terry Oak says:

    My daughters and I have been customers for many years at Anglo`s, for MOT`s etc.always found to be very helpful especially when there may be problems.

  21. Greg Williams says:

    Avia speed shop has my vote. Amazing customer service, a complementary filter coffee when waiting, homemade snacks available, and most importantly an excellent, reliable and honest work ethic.

  22. Rob Evans says:

    I have been an Anglo Continental customer since 1996. Every member of staff is kind, polite and trustworthy. Their help, advice, support, value for money and commitment towards their customers has kept me with them, which I am grateful for.

  23. Jean Jones says:

    GMF local people local knowledge been dealing with them for nearly 20 years.

    All the very best.

  24. Emily says:

    D&D are efficient, communicate well, organised, reasonable, accommodating and friendly. Great staff, good luck D&D

  25. Gareth says:

    Have been using Garej Wyn for years, always friendly, approachable and honest about condition of all the different vehicles problems. I would recommend them to anybody who wants reliable and outstanding service.

  26. N. Stival says:

    D&D… I have used them for 10 years now and I definitely recommend them.

  27. Andrea Chadwick says:

    Avia Speed Shop is a great little garage. Not only do they solve any motoring problem big or small, on two wheels or four but Hayley, Andy, Conner and Graham always make you feel welcome. As a female petrol head who has had some pretty negative experiences of going to garages in the past, this is a refreshing thing. Their American diner means you can sit and chat whilst waiting for your vehicle and enjoy a waffle and coffee or some other culinary delight. Hayley or Andy is usually on hand for some conversation. When I am busy Avia remind me when my cars need Mot’s or servicing, order parts for me – hunting out the best prices and talk through what is needed mechanically in a way I can understand.

  28. Steve Prevett says:

    Avia Speed Shop not only fix anything I take to them from a 1971 Aston Martin, 1985 TVR, up to a modern Lexus LS460 but also make the best bacon & egg sandwiches and fresh coffee in South Wales. Getting your car fixed is fairly humdrum and sometimes quite depressing, unless you go to see the guys at Avia. You’re guaranteed to be smiling within a few minutes of arriving and there’s always something interesting in their Speed Shop to look at. A great place to spend an hour any day, and a lot more than just a small garage!

  29. Julia says:

    Anglos continental has my vote. Best garage around very family run business. Would recommend to anyone

  30. Jason wright says:

    D&D -Auto’s went the extra mile and really looked after me. The team at D&D are fantastic and I will certainly be recommending my friends. Well done

  31. Liz says:

    Swapped to D&D Autos from the local VW garage on recommendation. Fab service & they do their best to fit you in if it is an emergency. Thank you. As a woman going in with car problems they never make you feel an idiot when you try & explain what the problem might be!

  32. Carina says:

    Voting for D&D autos for Large Garage of the Year

  33. Steve Poulter says:

    Anglos Continental Cars are so good there is an ongoing order for my hearse to be serviced there the day before my funeral to make sure I get there!!!

  34. Paul & Pat says:

    Here at interserve we use GMF exclusively. A big thank you to Laura Bush from the swansea branch. She deserves a medal for all the hard work she puts in to ensure our parts are always delivered on time! Thank you Laura

  35. trudy jones says:

    Garej Wyn..always helpful, friendly and efficient!

  36. Jane Buckby says:

    I also use Anglo’s for my cars, I have confidence in their honesty and integrity, hard to win, easy to lose, I tell anyone who asks if I know a good place to get their car fixed to go there without fear of being proved wrong.

  37. bob buckby says:

    Anglos give great service and I have never had a quote exceeded only either the sum agreed or a bit less if that is how the job went, also if there is not a need to do a job that might have been the suspected cause they don’t do it, unlike some other places I have had the misfortune to use, in a couple of words Honest people!

  38. Applewood Kent says:

    D&D Autos look after our fleet of commercial vehicles and personal cars and offer the highest standard of professionalism, great aftercare and we would not go anywhere else. Highly recommend.

  39. Gaby says:

    D&D Autos. Have used them for 3 years now and always find them very professional and courteous. Very good at fault-finding when other garages have got it wrong or given up!

  40. David Turnbull says:

    Cannot beat D&D Autos – friendly service by people who know what they’re talking about, have been using this garage for over 20 years, highly dependable and their after service is fantastic. Would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone

  41. thomas says:

    Pob lwc Garej Wyn!!

  42. Daniel skavydis says:

    Anglos will always have my vote, exceptional garage with great customer service,deserve to be noticed.

  43. Freddie clements says:

    I’ve used D&D for a number of years & would definitely reccomend, friendly
    people, free bus service when you leave your car, & also collect you when car is ready,nice waiting area,& mot bay you can watch your car being done

  44. P Couchman says:

    Excellent service every time at D&D Autos

  45. Paul White says:

    D&D autos in Ashford provide an impeccable service at reasonable rates. They never “look” for extra faults when doing MOTs. They provide a taxi service. I have been using them for 40 years and never been disappointed.

  46. Joe ford says:

    I’d like to wish Daniel and lee all the best at these awards , you are the 2 most genuine , honest , hard working , decent guys I’ve ever met and you thoroughly deserve to be recognised as the best in our industry . Good luck Spartans

  47. A Shivas says:

    D&D Autos – I have been using this company for many years and have always
    been more than happy with the quick and efficient level of work and the staff
    I would recommend them for all MOT and servicing needs

  48. Wendy Lees says:

    Garej Wyn – Excellent service, prompt and efficient with friendly staff who are knowledgeable. Now I have found them I won’t be going anywhere else and I am more than happy to recommend them to others. A*


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