Clive Woolford Motor Engineers has been crowned the UK’s Golden Garage for 2011.
Ian and Suzanne Boskett, owners of the Tewkesbury-based independent, were presented with the title and trophy by Motor Codes director Chris Mason on Friday.
“We pride ourselves in providing a friendly, trustworthy, family-run business that our customers can rely on to provide them with value for money and excellent customer service,” said Ian.
“Winning means so much to us because it is actually based on the votes and recommendations of our customers â€“ that’s the biggest compliment any business can get.
“I’d like to thank our customers for voting for us and to all the Clive Woolford team for going the extra mile every day.”
Alongside the Golden Garage title, Clive Woolford Motor Engineers receives a share of a prize fund worth Â£12,000, including Snap-on tools and Unipart vouchers.
Chis Mason added: “All of the judges felt that the standard of the competition was very high this year and it was great to see such positive customer feedback.
“However, Clive Woolford stood out for us.Â As well as exemplary customer service that is truly appreciated by motorists, the business feels like a part of the community.
“It supports the local churches and theatre, working to keep their support vehicles and minibuses on the road.Â Plus, it recently ran a workshop evening, teaching sixth formers basic car maintenance.”
The top 10 finalists in this year’s contest were selected from regions across the UK before being were independently assessed by the RAC.
Finally, a judging panel voted for the top performer, based on a detailed submission.Â The panel included TV personality Mike Brewer, What Car? editor-in-chief Steve Fowler, CAT editor Emma Butcher and Motor Codes MD Chris Mason.
Clive Woolford Motor Engineers has been trading for 34 years, employs 11 members of staff and, as well as subscribing to Motor Codes, operates as an independent Unipart Car Care Centre.