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 â€“ NGK
Factor of the Year, sponsored by Motaquip â€“ GMF Motor Factors
Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Haynes â€“ Motabitz
Garage of the year, sponsored by Euro Car Parts â€“ ABP Motorsport
Person of the Year sponsored by Trico â€“ Brian Childs, NGK
Aftermarket Worker of the Year sponsored by Denso – Steve Leys, TRW
Technical & Safety Innovation of the Year sponsored by TRW â€“ Thule easy-fit snow chains
Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by NGK â€“ Joe Elliott