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IGA’s British Independent Garage of the Year Winners Announced

IGA 22/08/2022

The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is delighted to announce the winners of the British Independent Garage of the Year Awards 2022 (BIG Awards).
The awards ceremony took place on Friday 19th August at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, where over 350 people gathered to recognise the best of the UK’s independent garage sector. The awards were hosted by TV presenter Mark-Durden-Smith, while actor and comedian Hugh Dennis entertained guests with an after-dinner speech.
Winners were announced over thirteen categories, showcasing how garages and individuals have excelled across all aspects of running an independent garage business. Here are the winners and highly commended for this year’s awards:
Customer Service Award
Winner – Hillclimb Garage
Business Improvement Award
Winner – Cleevely Motors Ltd
Highly Commended – Cedar Garage
Individual Contribution Award
Winner – Hayley Pells
Highly Commended – Peter Whieldon
Training & Development Award
Winner – Cedar Garage
Highly Commended – Collison Motoring Services
Communication Award
Winner – ACC UK Ltd
Highly Commended – Avia Autos
Community Engagement Award
Winner – Exminster Garage
Highly Commended – Lindleys Autocentres
Innovation Award
Winner – Cleevely Motors Ltd
Highly Commended – Cayman Autos

Consumer Choice Award
Winner – Cedar Garage
Highly Commended – Amors Auto Solutions
Outstanding Achievement Award
Winner – Bee Cool ACS Ltd
Independent Garage of the Year - Small
Winner – Hillclimb Garage
Highly Commended – Simply Serviced
Independent Garage of the Year - Large
Winner – Shaikly Motor Company
Highly Commended – CCM, CR Allen & Sons
Independent Garage of the Year - Overall
Winner – Cleevely Motors Ltd
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner – Phil Todd
Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive comments: “It has been a great honour to hold these awards for the independent garage sector after a very challenging couple of years. Local garage businesses have been overlooked for far too long, so it was wonderful to see the sector together in one room to bring widespread recognition to the unsung heroes that keep the UK moving.”
“Congratulations to all our worthy winners, highly commended garages and finalists, who are all truly outstanding examples of Britain’s best independent garages. I would also like to thank our sponsors, judges and organisers who all made this event possible.”

Gemma Stannard
IGA Communications Manager
Tel: 07721 126 758 

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