The first round of the annual Top Technician contest is over and the national skills competition has its first stage winners – 23 technicians from all corners of the UK working within dealer and independent workshops have scored well enough to access the advanced second stage assessment.

The ten techs who come out on top of the next round will be invited to the Top Technician 2015 semi-finals which this year take place at GTG in Wolverhampton on March 27th.

Congratulations to the hundreds of you who took part in the initial stage, it was a closely fought battle for the top 20 places, so close in fact that we have 23 techs going on to the advanced second stage online test this year.

Hats off to the following triumphant techs (in alphabetical order):

Mark Adams of WJ King, Sidcup
Will Addy of Racecourse Garage, Totnes
Adam Critchley of Car Service Plus, Ellesmere Port
Neil Currie of Bryan Swales Auto Repairs, Castle Douglas
Robert Dawson of Lookers Land Rover, Chelmsford
Aaron Donnan of AND Automotive, Co Londonderry
Steven Elcoate of Stratstone Tyneside, Tyne & Wear
James Etherington of VDS Performance, Surrey
Tommy Forrest of TF Automotive, Lanarkshire
Andrew Gravel of Gravels, Scunthorpe
Gergely Hegedus of Bodytech, Salisbury
Ryan Hewitt of Lexus Wolverhampton
Colm Higgins of CH Autoservices, Co. Londonderry
Joe Ludlow of Joe’s Auto’s, Leicstershire
Ainsley McEwan of McEwan’s Garage, Derby
Richard McVeigh of iAutoUK, Coventry
Peter Melville of Oscillotech Vehicle Services, Tonbridge
Ben Moss of PR Motors, Reading
Anthony Pickering of CBF Service Centre, Beccles
Lee Pritchard of Garej Bowydd Garage, Gwynedd
Andrew Rawstron of Cawdor Cars, Carmarthenshire
Karl Weaver of Bull Lange Garage, Faversham
Nigel Yardley of Yardley’s Vehicle Repair & Test Centre, Sutton in Ashfield

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

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