Archive | Awards

GONG TOMORROW: AWARDS ROUND UP

Business award for Russell team

Brent-based Russell Automotive Centre is celebrating following picking up the title of ‘Brent Business of the Year 2016’. The FSB London Business Awards celebrated an evening of success for London-based businesses in fourteen different categories, held at the Pullman Hotel in Kings Cross in July.

The category winner was expected to demonstrate ‘outstanding initiative, imagination in enterprise as well as sound management practices’. Entrants also had to show sustainable growth, combined with commercial success ‘exceptional to the size of the business’.

Jane and Steve Russell, Directors of the local garage, were delighted with the results as they collected the award on behalf of the team from Cllr Mohammed Butt of Brent Council. “It was such an honour to have heard our name called out as the winners” said Jane Russell, “We were absolutely delighted that our business has been recognised in this way and that the contribution we have made to the community of Brent has been highlighted. We are thrilled.” This was one of two awards secured by the garage, after attaining the ‘Highly Commended for Independent Garage of the Year’ at the Motor Trade Awards, a few weeks prior to its latest appointment.

In other awards news, Swindon-based Yuasa Batteries (UK) were handed the Halfords Supplier of the Year 2016 Award during the last month. at the retailer’s conference in Birmingham. Picking up the award, Andrew Taylor, MD of Yuasa said: “We are very proud of this achievement. The award is a great acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication everyone at Yuasa has put in to improving and developing our services. This is truly a team effort”.

Posted in Awards, Blogs, Factor & Supplier News, Garage News, News, UncategorisedComments (0)

CAT AWARD WINNERS 2016

CAT AWARD WINNERS 2016

We would like to start off by saying a big congratulations to all our winners and nominees who took part at this 2016CATAwards005year’s CAT Awards. It was a great turn out with 150-strong aftermarket professionals attending the awards at Twickenham Stadium to support CAT and their businesses.

Greg Whitaker, Editor of CAT, commented: “It was great to see so many people take time away from their businesses to celebrate the best of the industry, although I had to cover my ears for some of Paddy’s racier stories!”.

We were luckily enough to have aftermarket legend Paddy Hopkirk drop in to share some funny anecdotes of his automotive career spanning over 60 years. As usual, Hopkirk always loves to leave a lasting impression and this time he left our aftermarket guests in fits of laughter.

Simon Albert, Event Director for Automechanika Birmingham, provided an exclusive update on the first Automechanika UK launch and the reasons for launching at the NEC in 2016.

Some of you may already know that Brake Engineering won ‘Supplier of the Year’, but we don’t want to give too much away on here. The rest of the winners along with the full coverage of the CAT Awards 2016 will be announced in the next issue.

Posted in Awards, UncategorisedComments (0)

2015 CAT AWARDS – NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

2015 CAT AWARDS – NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

CAT Awards logo AM700px
Nominations for the 2015 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 cat.awards@haymarket.com before the deadline of 24th November.

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 offer great service, 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: Livingston Autoparts

*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.”

Last year’s winner: Spartan Motor Factors

*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: Garej Wyn

*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. If this sounds like one of your customers nominate them for this award.”

Last year’s winner: Scotlands Ash Garage

*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: Wilco Motor Spares

*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: Exol Lubricants

*Extra Mile Award

“Which one person in the aftermarket deserves to be held above all others in 2015? This award recognises the individual who always goes the Extra Mile. If you have someone in mind, let us know.”

Last year’s winner: Greg Lee, Cat Automotive

*Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Last year’s winner: Brian Spratt

Email your nominations to cat.awards@haymarket.com before the deadline of 24th November.

Posted in AwardsComments (0)

CAT AWARDS 2014

CAT AWARDS 2014

The 2014 CAT Awards vote is now closed. Keep a close eye on the site for more announcements.

Posted in Awards, Factor & Supplier News, Garage News, News, Retailer NewsComments (363)

CAT AWARDS 2013 – VOTE CLOSED

Voting closed at 16.42pm on Friday 21st December.

Posted in AwardsComments (770)

CAT AWARDS 2013: WILL IT BE YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE?

CATlogo

It only seems like a short time since we announced the winners of the CAT Awards 2012. This year’s awards entrants presented the CAT website with quite a challenge, keeping up with the number of votes being cast!

We’re already gearing up for the 2013 awards, will this year be your chance to shine?

Posted in AwardsComments (0)

CAT Awards 2012: The winners

CAT Awards 2012: The winners

2012 CAT Award WinnersMore than 140 aftermarket heavyweights converged on Twickenham Rugby Stadium recently for the 2012 CAT Awards.

The great and the good applauded our eight award winners, including retail magnate Joe Elliot for his lifetime achievement award.

In a new departure for the awards, four guests were invited onto the stage to give their thoughts on the state of the aftermarket and its opportunities going forward.

Thanks to Peter Cox, Andy Savva Richard Shortis and Bill Stimson for taking part in the debate which touched on some interesting issues and hit a nerve or two.

Read more about that, and our winners in more detail, in the Awards issue of the CAT coming to you soon.

2012 CAT Award Winners

Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Phocas – NGK

Factor of the Year, sponsored by Motaquip – GMF Motor Factors

Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Haynes – Motabitz

Garage of the year, sponsored by Euro Car Parts – ABP Motorsport

Person of the Year sponsored by Trico – Brian Childs, NGK

Aftermarket Worker of the Year sponsored by Denso – Steve Leys, TRW

Technical & Safety Innovation of the Year sponsored by TRW – Thule easy-fit snow chains

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by NGK – Joe Elliott

Posted in AwardsComments (0)

CAT Awards 2012 – Voting now closed

CAT Awards 2012 – Voting now closed

CATlogo

Thanks for all of your votes for the 2012 CAT Awards. We’ve been bowled over by both the number of votes cast and the quality of all our awards candidates. The very best of luck to all those nominated!

Voting for this year’s awards are now closed, but stay tuned to Catmag.co.uk for more information.

Posted in AwardsComments (0)

CAT Awards 2013 – Nominations now open!

CAT Awards 2013 – Nominations now open!

Nominations for the CAT Awards 2013 are now open, here’s how to nominate.

Posted in AwardsComments (1)

CAT AWARDS 2013 – Nominations now open!

CAT AWARDS 2013 – Nominations now open!

CATlogo

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 cat.awards@haymarket.com 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. 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

Posted in AwardsComments (4)

Advertisement
  • What do connected cars have in store for the aftermarket?
  • Battery Store: What are suppliers planning this winter?
  • Suspension, spark plug and charger plants visited

more info

    • 'Electric vehicles will disrupt the aftermarket as we know it' Agree?

      View Results

      Loading ... Loading ...
    • Popular
    • Latest
    • Comments
    • Tags
    • Subscribe