It’s that time of year: the CAT Awards are back!
Nominations for the long-standing awards have now closed. The shortlist was announced in December.
Winners will be announced on 15 February in Manchester at the Lowry Hotel. Tickets are now sold out.
This year’s headline sponsor is GSF Car Parts. Steve Gray, managing director for branch sales and operations, said: “We’re thrilled to be headline sponsors of the 2024 CAT Awards and can’t wait to see the calibre of this cohort’s entries.
“This event celebrates the best of the aftermarket and as one of the UK’s leading parts suppliers, we’re proud to support the growth and success of our customers, playing every part we can to put them on the journey to an event like this and the accolades that come with it.”
CAT Awards Categories
Factor Chain of the Year
This category is open to all light vehicle and CV motor factors, both independent, chain and VM-owned regardless of the number of branches.
Factor Branch Team of the Year
This category is open to anyone who still delivers excellent customer service, despite working behind a frantic parts counter.
Training scheme of the Year
This category is open to anyone to all of the many courses and events available to people in the aftermarket.
Independent Garage of the Year
Whether an independent, or a branch of a chain, this category is open to any garage, including mobile technicians and specialists, such as auto electricians.
Retailer of the Year
The oldest of the CAT Awards, this category is also open to independent factors who make a substantial amount of their income from consumer retail.
A special award for an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the automotive aftermarket.
Can you think of anyone, be it an individual or a group, who has shrugged off adversity to rise in the industry? This is the award for them.
This award is open to companies that support reuse including remanufacturers and vehicle dismantlers.
Supplier of the Year
One of the most hotly-contested categories, We want to know who you think the best supplier has been this year. (Public vote to come)
Garage Concept of the Year
This growing area of business deserves recognition for chain garages and soft-franchises that are on the rise. (Public vote to come)
Industry Partner of the Year
Our Industry Partner Award celebrates the firms in the service industry. It is open to PR companies, recruiters, software developers, insurers, law firms and more. (Public vote to come)
Remember, click here to submit your nomination.