WhoCanFixMyCar Garage Awards 2024

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 4 months ago

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The 2022 Garage Awards set up

WhoCanFixMyCar discusses what's in store for the 2024 Garage Awards.

WhoCanFixMyCar’s Garage Awards - the most prestigious event in the auto repairs market - is set to return on the 22nd of February at the Coventry Building Society Arena, hosted by ex-England Rugby Player Matt Dawson. The ceremony brings together the best garages from across the UK to celebrate their outstanding performance, and with over 100 nominations across 22 categories this year, it will be bigger and better than ever.

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Nominations

Award categories

The awards ceremony


Nominations

Nominations are selected by analysing the performance of thousands of garages on the WhoCanFixMyCar platform, combined with transparent review data from the millions of drivers who use the site each year.

It isn’t just about the number of jobs won and the standard of the work carried out - it’s also about how garages are evolving and embracing digital to meet customers' needs in the rapidly changing car repair landscape. This is an exciting time for the industry, and the awards aim to celebrate those innovative garages leading the way forward.

Shot from 2022 garage awards

Reflecting on the nomination list for this year, WhoCanFixMyCar’s Interim CEO, David Loy, said, “The increase in the garage network size, plus a noticeable push in standards within the industry, has led to the most competitive year yet for the Garage Awards.

“The exponential growth of WhoCanFixMyCar over the years owes much to the size and quality of its network, so we’re proud to be able to recognise and celebrate the best the industry has to offer.”

The WhoCanFixMyCar garage network grew significantly in 2023, and the number of drivers using the platform also increased by 21%, making this year’s awards the most competitive yet. It is a significant achievement to receive a nomination and, of course, to win.

Loy adds, “We know how much the awards mean for garages and what a difference it makes for winners who can proudly show their customers that they have reached the highest standard in our industry.”


Award categories

There are 22 award categories in total. Some focus on location, while others focus on specialisms. This year’s headline sponsor is the UK’s most experienced breakdown provider, the RAC.

Garage awards 22

You can find out more about the different categories and nominees on the official Garage Awards website.

Best Garage by Location

  • North West - sponsored by WhoCanFixMyCar

  • North East - sponsored by WhoCanFixMyCar

  • Yorkshire and Humber - sponsored by Green Flag

  • West Midlands - sponsored by RAC Dealer Network

  • East Midlands - sponsored by Bosch

  • South West - sponsored by WhoCanFixMyCar

  • South East - sponsored by Varta

  • East of England - sponsored by Close Brothers

  • London - sponsored by Howden

  • Northern Ireland - sponsored by Niterra

  • Scotland - sponsored by Nissens

  • Wales - sponsored by Ben

Best Garage by Specialism

  • Brake Specialist  - sponsored by WhoCanFixMyCar

  • eBay Tyre Installer - sponsored by eBay

  • Clutch Specialist - sponsored by GSF Car Parts

  • Service Specialist - sponsored by Niterra

  • Bodyshop - sponsored by LKQ Bodyshop

  • Mobile Mechanic - sponsored by WhoCanFixMyCar

Groups

  • Best Regional Group - sponsored by GSF Car Parts

  • Best National Group - sponsored by LKQ & Euro Car Parts

  • Best RAC Garage - sponsored by RAC

The final category is the Hall of Fame, sponsored by eBay.


The awards ceremony

The Coventry Building Society Arena is ideally located within a two-hour drive of 75% of the population and has three train stations within eight miles. This year’s host is Matt Dawson, the legendary ex-rugby player who contributed to England’s victory at the 2003 World Cup. Today, Dawson is a national TV personality and the longest-running team captain on BBC One’s A Question of Sport quiz show.

Awards venue 2022

Winners will be announced on the 22nd of February at the ceremony, and for those unable to attend, from 7 pm on social media channels. We hope to see you there!


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Written by Ellie

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Ellie is WhoCanFixMyCar’s Content Writer. She has a BA in English literature from Durham University, a master’s degree in creative writing, and three years of experience writing in the automotive industry. She currently drives a Suzuki Swift.

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