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Entries open for IGA’s British Independent Garage of the Year Awards 2022

IGA 04/11/2021

Entries are open for the Independent Garage Association (IGA)’s inaugural British Independent Garage of the Year Awards (BIG Awards). A night to give Britain’s garages the recognition they deserve by showcasing the outstanding skills, passion and innovation within the sector.

All shortlisted garages will receive two complimentary tickets to the awards night on Friday 19 August 2022 at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. Award winners will receive a trophy and high-profile recognition from the IGA, along with industry-wide press coverage and business opportunities that will attract new customers and the best talent to their business.

The BIG Awards are being held in association with the iconic British Motor Show, and all tickets to the ceremony include 4 day entry to The British Motor Show 2022.

There are fourteen award categories open for entries, representing all aspects of running a successful, local garage business. The judging process will be independently verified against the highest standards, 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 Chief Executive comments: “As the unsung heroes that keep the UK on the move, the independent sector has been overlooked for too long. As the UK’s largest representative trade body for independent garages, the IGA feels that it is time to put this right with awards truly created by the industry, for the industry.

“We consider it a privilege to be supporting the sector by providing a platform for independents to shine, bringing widespread recognition to Britain’s best and brightest independent garages and technicians.”

Independent garages in the UK can enter online now at

Allianz are the headline sponsor for the BIG Awards 2022, with additional sponsorship from a whole host of industry suppliers.

The IGA would like to wish all entrants good luck.

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Tickets for the awards evening are available to book at 01788 225 908, which includes 4 day entry to The British Motor Show 2022. All shortlisted entrants will receive two complimentary tickets.

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.