The annual CAT Awards has taken place at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.
Around 150 guests attended the event sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, where they enjoyed a delicious lunch and listened to a Q and A with four times BTCC champion Colin Turkington who regaled the audience with tales from the track. The afternoon was hosted by radio personality (and former CAT staff writer) James Cannon, while there was also a magician on hand to entertain the crowd at the post-Awards drinks.
However, the main event was the Awards. This year we had eleven categories, covering every aspect of the modern aftermarket. All of the categories from previous years were awarded in 2023, with the addition of Garage Scheme of the Year.
CAT Editor Greg Whitaker said: “We had a superb and completely full CAT Awards this year. I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, and say a special thank-you to Colin Turkington and everyone that has worked so hard to make the event possible”.
The winners of the CAT Awards 2023 are as follows:
Training Scheme of the Year (sponsored by First Brands)
Delphi Technologies for the Delphi Academy
Environmental Award (sponsored by Mahle)
Garage of the Year (Sponsored by Toyota First)
Retailer of the Year (sponsored by NOCO)
Motor Factor of the Year (sponsored by UFI)
Arnold Clark Autoparts
Branch Team (sponsored by Boswell)
Supplier of the Year
Rising Stars (sponsored by Octane Recruitment)
Industry Partner Award (sponsored by Automechanika Birmingham)
Garage Services Online
Garage Concept of the Year
Achievement Award (Sponsored by YCI)
Check back next week where we’ll have more details on each of the winners and lots of great pics from the event!