The IAAF’s annual dinner has taken place at the DoubleTree Hotel in the MK Dons stadium complex.
Hosting a near-capacity crowd, the Federation’s outgoing president Richard Welland confirmed that the attendance figure was the best it had been for many years.
He added that the aftermarket as a whole had managed to exit the pandemic in rude health. “It is the people that make this sector, the personalities that brings to this trade tonight we’ll have customers surprise competitors all together under one roof”, he said.
“The one thing that unites us is that we are all in the same sector. One aftermarket facing the same challenges, but striving for the same opportunities and trying to bring them access we are a brilliant sector with brilliant people filled with passion and enthusiasm ” he added.
Welland’s remarks denote the end of his tenure as President as Arnold Clark Autoparts’ boss Craig McCracken steps into the two-year role.
The Federation also presented it’s annual Awards which were as follows:
Distributor of the Year – Car
Winner Autosupplies Group
Highly commended Network Auto Scene
Supplier of the Year – Car
Winner First Line
Highly commended Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket
Distributor of the Year – CV
Winner HGV Direct
Highly commended Partic Motor Spares
Supplier of the Year – CV
Winner CV Logix
Highly commended vGroup Van
Service Member of the Year
Highly commended Garage Services Online
Outstanding Individual Achievement
Winner TMD Friction Technical Training Team