Sponsors of the British Independent Garage of the Year Awards 2023
The countdown to the BIG Awards evening has begun!
You can meet the sponsors of The BIG Awards below:
The Allianz Group is one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers with 126 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance.
*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
ALLDATA® is the automotive industry’s #1 choice for unedited OEM repair and collision information. More than 400,000 technicians worldwide rely on ALLDATA for OEM-accurate mechanical and collision repair information, diagnostics, shop management software, and training. Founded in 1986, ALLDATA is headquartered in Elk Grove, Calif., and Cologne, Germany for its European operations. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.
Autodata for cars and light commercial vehicles offers comprehensive technical information covering 99% of vehicles on the road in the United Kingdom. Topics covered include service schedules, repair times and repair methods for timing belts & clutches. Sourced from 160 manufacturers and covering >34,000 vehicle models it also features full colour wiring diagrams, a comprehensive database of diagnostic trouble codes plus diagnostic trouble-shooting advice.
Backed by Stellantis, Eurorepar Car Service is an established and fast-growing multi-brand service and repair network, now with nearly 6,000 sites operating globally.
Gallagher – the proud Title Partner of Premiership Rugby – is one of the world’s largest insurance brokers, with a team of Motor Trade insurance specialists covering the whole of the UK.
Protecting businesses in the service and repair sector for over 50 years – from independent repairers and small family firms to large garage networks – the UK team can help to provide insurance, risk management and consultancy solutions tailored to your requirements.
The GEAs role is to ensure that its members can provide the best Garage Equipment and services to the automotive aftermarket. GEA strive to keep members up-to-date concerning new vehicle technologies, legislation and standardisation thus allowing them to be competitive in the garage and test equipment supply, service and calibration industry.
GSF Car Parts is one of the UK’s leading automotive parts distributors, supplying thousands of independent garages throughout the UK and Northern Ireland with parts, tools, garage equipment and specialist training. The group has 180 branches nationwide that are bolstered by centralised support and expertise from specialist departments in key areas such as procurement and supply chain, marketing and national accounts. The business also benefits from integrated IT systems, which include its industry-leading catalogue system, Allicat and access to its national garage programme, Servicesure.
Run by EV drivers. For EV drivers.
We’re mechanics who drive electric. We understand the needs of garages, and the needs of electric car owners. As well as vetting garages for the right tools and qualifications, we send out technical newsletters and give our members unlimited technical support and advice.
If you’re looking for electric car servicing, electric car repairs, hybrid car servicing or hybrid car repairs, HEVRA is the right place.
LKQ Euro Car Parts
Unrivalled choice, value and service.
LKQ Euro Car Parts is the UK and Ireland’s leading distributor of parts, consumables, equipment, training and more, specialising in the trade, retail and collision markets.
With more than 9,000 colleagues across 270+ branches, and more than 130,000 different parts in stock, LKQ Euro Car Parts is committed to delivering the right part, first time, on time – underpinned by unrivalled service and technical support, over the phone and through its Omnipart online platform.
Getting parts and products to workshops quickly is critical. But there’s more to LKQ Euro Car Parts than that. The business is a supportive partner to workshops in the long term, enhancing the end-user experience they offer and fostering sustainable business growth through training, work referrals
Motor Industry Legal Services (MILS)
Established in 1992, Motor Industry Legal Services (MILS) provides fully comprehensive legal advice and representation to UK motor retailers for one annual fee. It is the only firm of barristers and solicitors in the UK specialising in motor trade law and working exclusively to the retail motor industry.
For the past 16 years, MILS has worked closely with members of the Independent Garage Association through the provision of a free and comprehensive legal advisory service offering guidance and reassurance on a wide range of essential topics including employment, commercial, contract and consumer law.
Opus IVS helps shops repair complex vehicles fast with diagnostics, programming, and live repair guidance from OE brand-specific master technicians. Opus IVS is committed to helping mechanical and collision shops complete repairs with intelligent vehicle support today, for a safer world tomorrow.
Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients. As a next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of broking, such as technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance the client experience and create a dynamic workplace for its talented team.
In July 2023, Partners& was named UK Broker of the Year at The British Insurance Awards. It has also been shortlisted in the UK Broker Awards for “Commercial Lines Broker of the Year”, “Schemes Broker of the Year” and “Best Training Programme”, which will be announced in November 2023.
Other accolades include the Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme and Best UK Start Up at the 2021 UK Broker Awards and the Diversity and Inclusion category at the Broker Innovation Awards 2022. It has also been awarded its second gold Investor in Customers award demonstrating its commitment to delivering exceptional client experience.
Snap-on Diagnostics is part of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information, and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, garage equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centres.
Spiral Utilities an established management consultancy, which was founded in 2003 to assist commercial clients with purchasing, cost management, business consultancy, and energy procurement. Spiral Utilities specialises in solving energy problems for clients, and for managing their journey towards net zero.
The BMTA Trust
The BMTA Trust is a small and well-funded charity. The long serving board of Trustees has a significant motor industry background, and the Trust can offer a wealth of knowledge in business management, development and training, social welfare and education.
Between July 2019 – June 2020 95 children and adults received grants from the Trust. The BMTA Trust provided a total of £170,000 to applicants needing support. The average grant was £679 for household items, living adaptations and help with bills and £1,020 for tools and travel costs for apprentices.
With special thanks to…
Delivering the highest level of service to businesses within Warwickshire and the Midlands.