2014-CAT-Awards-WinnerDespite the best efforts of the British weather we were delighted to welcome the great and good of the aftermarket to the 2014 CAT Awards.

While the sun was shining as our event kicked off, rain, wind and flooding made for some epic journeys for those making their way to the awards venue at Twickenham Stadium from around the UK and abroad.

A huge thank you, then, to each of our 170 guests who battled on every conceivable mode of transport to arrive in good time for a champagne reception, lunch and, of course, the awards ceremony itself.

You’ll see over the following pages some familiar awards and some new, but they all share one thing in common – to showcase the best that the industry has to offer.

Our new Rising Star and Extra Mile awards aim to highlight the importance of people to our businesses. We can’t make do without good people, whether they’re a new apprentice or a new managing director.

We’re delighted to have these new categories alongside those for Lifetime Achievement, Supplier and workshops and factors both large and small.

As we have for the past few years, we wanted to support the work of our automotive industry charity BEN at the awards.

Chief Operating Office Nigel Rothband talked about how the charity can help workers, past and present, as well as their families and thanks to the generosity which our guests showed more than £2000 was raised to support BEN’s work.

Read what the CAT Award winners said below:

Supplier of the Year: Exol Lubricants

Retailer of the Year: Wilco Motor Spares

Rising Star of the Year: Matthew Say from Mann+Hummel UK

Large Factor of the Year: Livingston Autoparts

Small Factor of the Year: Spartan Motor Factors

Large Garage of the Year: Garej Wyn

Small Garage of the Year: Scotlands Ash Garage

Extra Mile Award: Cat Automotive

Lifetime Achievement Award: Brian Spratt

Leamoco and M1 acquired by AAG

Former IFA and Groupauto member

Read More

In Pictures: It’s a wrap for Fleet Factors

TMD branding on Teeside-based chain’s vehicles

Read More

DVLA ‘ghost records’ highlight EU driving licence loophole

Licence holders that do not update details are causing a headache for insurers

Read More

Over half of garages preparing to increase prices

Survey shos increasing parts prices, coupled with cost of living, is bringing workshops to increase rates

Read More

GSF Car Parts looks ‘Beyond Tomorrow’ with national staff conference

First all-hands meeting since November rebrand

Read More

Go to comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *