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Independent Garage Association (IGA) Celebrates BIG Awards 2023 Winners

IGA 25/09/2023

Celebrating excellence in the independent garage sector, the BIG Awards 2023, hosted by the Independent Garage Association (IGA), was once again a huge success. This year's award winners took home a share of a £50,000 prize pot, with each award winner receiving a £1,000 cash prize from the IGA.

Stuart James, CEO of the Independent Garage Association, expressed his “…delight at the spotlight these awards shine on the tireless commitment to excellence the independent sector provides” James continued; "The BIG Awards celebrates the hard work and dedication of our independent garage community and we're thrilled to recognise and reward their outstanding contributions."

Spanning 18 diverse categories, the BIG Awards have recognised champions from all areas of the independent sector, highlighting the dedication, innovation and sheer hard work displayed by businesses and individuals who play a vital role in keeping the UK’s motorists mobile.

As well as the award winners everyone in attendance at the event was entered into a draw to win a £10,000 Opus DrivePRO Elite Bundle, with the winner being drawn on the night.

Here are the winners and highly commended for this year’s awards:

Opus DrivePRO Elite Bundle

Winner – Stourbridge Automotive Ltd


Garage Equipment Provider of the Year

Winner – Pichler Tools Ltd


Parts Supplier of the Year

Winner – GSF Car Parts


Garage Management System of the Year

Winner – Garage Hive


Digital Engagement Award

Winner – CCM


Business Improvement Award

Winner – Guide Bridge MOT & Service Centre


Innovation Award              

Winner – eDub Services Ltd


Community Engagement Award

Highly Commended – Britannia MOT & Repair Centre

Winner – Hillclimb Garage Ltd


Training and Development Award

Highly Commended – Hillclimb Garage Ltd

Winner – Shaikly Motor Company Ltd


Consumer Choice Award

Highly Commended – Perry & Prouse

Winner – Amors Auto Solutions


Customer Service Award

Highly Commended – Hillclimb Garage Ltd

Winner – German Autocentre


Specialist Garage of the Year

Highly Commended – Bee Cool ACS Ltd

Winner – Ristes Motor Co Ltd


Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner – David Fry


Independent Used Car Retailer of the Year

Winner – Sandles Car Supermarket


Independent Garage of the Year – Small

Winner – Performance 3000

Independent Garage of the Year – Large

Winner – Stourbridge Automotive Ltd


Independent Garage of the Year – Overall

Winner -Hillclimb Garage Ltd


Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner – Dave Garratt


James concluded with his “Congratulations to all our deserving winners, highly commended garages, and our remarkable finalists, all of whom embody the peak of Britain's independent garages. Thank you to our sponsors, judges, and organisers whose commitment made this event such a special occasion”.

The IGA congratulates all the winners and extends gratitude to all who participated in this year's awards.

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