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IGA’s BIG Awards drives the profile of independent garages

IGA 04/12/2019

Entries are open for the Independent Garage Association (IGA)’s inaugural British Independent Garage of the Year Awards (BIG Awards), a night to shine a light on Britain’s best independent garages.

Shortlisted garages will receive two complimentary tickets to the awards night on Friday 19 June 2020 at Hilton DoubleTree Milton Keynes, hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis, as well as high-profile recognition from the IGA and business opportunities that will attract new customers and the best talent to their business.

Entrants will be measured against the highest standards, and the judging process will be independently verified including site audits and mystery shops, so shortlisted garages will truly be setting an exemplary standard for the rest of the sector.

Stuart James, IGA CEO, said, “We know that the UK’s independent garages are providing the best quality of service – now they are going to prove it. These garages are a cornerstone of the great British high street, quietly but consistently servicing and maintaining vehicles in their vital mission to keep the UK moving.

“As the UK’s largest representative trade body for independent garages, we consider it a privilege to be supporting the sector by providing a platform for independents to shine and demonstrate how good we know they are.”

Independent garages in the UK can enter online now at 

Allianz are the headline sponsor for the BIG Awards, with additional sponsorship from a whole host of industry suppliers.

The IGA would like to wish all entrants good luck.

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- Stuart James, IGA CEO is available for interview.

  • - The IGA’s inaugural British Independent Garage of the Year Awards celebrate Britain’s best and brightest independent garages and technicians, bringing widespread recognition to the levels of professionalism, skill, passion and ingenuity in the sector.

  • - Tickets for the awards evening are available to book at 0845 305 4230. All shortlisted entrants will receive two complimentary tickets. Preferential rates are available for IGA members.

About the RMI

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.