CAT Awards 2024: Shortlist to be announced in December

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.”

READ MORE: CAT Awards 2023: Pics and winners in detail

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.

Achievement Award

A special award for an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the automotive aftermarket.

Rising Star

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.

Environmental Award

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.

IN PICTURES: CAT Awards 2024

Full gallery of photos from a day of celebration in Manchester

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CAT Awards 2024 shortlist

More than 220 nominations have been whittled down to an 50-strong list with 11 gongs up for grabs

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CAT Awards 2024: Tickets sold out

The event takes place on 15 February at Manchester’s Lowry Hotel

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CAT Awards 2024: Shortlist to be announced in December

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