Award Sponsors

Award Sponsors

Sponsors of the British Independent Garage of the Year Awards 2022

Headline Sponsor

0330 1022 033

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.

Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 767 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, their asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage nearly 1.9 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to their systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in their business processes and investment decisions, they are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 155,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group. These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below. *Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.

Category Sponsors

Gallagher – Sponsoring the Community Engagement Award
0800 61 222 84

For over half a century, Gallager’s dedicated Automotive Insurance Team have helped motor trade businesses to choose from a wide range of cover at a competitive price. Their specialists understand that no two companies are the same, and pride themselves on taking the time to understand each and every organisation. They work with specialist underwriters to help you have access to an insurance policy backed by quality services. Whether it’s day-to-day protection, or cover for the wide range of trade-specific potential liabilities faced, Gallagher is a true risk and insurance partner.

Lawgistics – Sponsoring the Communication Award
01480 455500

Established in 2001, Lawgistics have been providing legal solutions to the automotive industry for two decades. Lawgistic’s ethos is to promote best practice and provide quality legal advice at an affordable price. They offer membership packages specifically designed to help deal with employment issues, health and safety requirements, data protection regulations, customer complaints, trade to trade problems and much more.

MILS – Sponsoring the Outstanding Achievement Award
020 7244 6790

“Motor Industry Legal Services (MILS) is a specialist law firm established in 1992 to provide full legal representation and advice to UK motor retailers within one fixed retainer fee designed to cover all of their annual requirements. It works to over 1,000 franchised and independent dealers and is the only such firm in the UK.

From January 2007, it has acted as standing Counsel to the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) and provides a free telephone advisory and discounted “pay as you go” service to members across all of its associations including the Independent Garages Association (IGA).

In consideration of an annual retainer fee less than the average cost for six hours work from comparable hourly rate lawyers, MILS provides Clients with a full legal service in areas of law within a “catch all” legal package. Appointed barristers and solicitors advise Clients on all day to day matters, prepare cases and conduct cases to full trial at no extra cost.

For further information please visit our website at or contact Adam Cox (Managing Director) on 020 7244 6790.

Opus IVS – Sponsoring Independent Garage of the Year – Large

Intelligent Vehicle Support (IVS) is a division of Opus Group AB (publ), combining Autologic and Drew Technologies on a mission to help workshops and technicians repair complex vehicle technology.

Opus IVS offers a unique combination of licensed OEM software and aftermarket diagnostic solutions with expert guidance from OEM-trained master technicians to help workshops get the job done. One solution includes the revolutionary DrivePRO®;

  • DrivePRO® combines licensed OEM software, aftermarket ease-of-use, remote programming, and calibration—all connected to factory-trained live technicians enabling businesses to tackle complex intelligent vehicle repairs.

About Opus Opus Group AB (publ) (Opus) is a technology-driven growth company in the vehicle inspection and intelligent vehicle support markets. The company has a strong focus on customer service and innovative technologies within vehicle inspection and intelligent vehicle support. For more information about Opus, please visit

Skills and Education Group Awards – Sponsoring the Training & Development Award
0115 854 1620

Skills and Education Group Awards is a leading national awarding organisation with a long-established reputation for providing high-quality support and services to the education sector. We offer Ofqual-regulated qualifications and assessments, plus a range of non-regulated provisions.

Slicker Recycling – Sponsoring the Business Improvement Award
0330 159 8325

Slicker Recycling is the market leading specialist in the collection and recycling for re-use of waste oils and collection and disposal of hazardous workshop waste. Providing IGA/RMI Members with the solutions to all their waste management needs.

Snap-on – Sponsoring Independent Garage of the Year – Overall
01536 413877

Snap-on is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions.

Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics platforms and software, information and management systems, workshop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centres.

In 2019, Snap-on received Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in two categories – Innovation and International Trade.

These recognised the development of SureTrack™, Snap-on’s all-in-one vehicle repair resource, as well as the sustained growth and success of the company in providing automotive diagnostic and equipment products, customer support, service and repair to the UK as well as its European markets.

Solera Autodata – Sponsoring the Innovation Award
01628 688 111

Autodata offers comprehensive online technical information to support the servicing, diagnostics and repair for 99% of vehicles on the road. With nearly 50 years of experience, Autodata is recognised as a market leader, both in the UK and internationally with over 100,000 professional users worldwide.

Data is licensed directly from 174 manufacturers and covers 43,500 models, with additional information added from extensive hands-on vehicle research. All information is standardised and formatted to match the working needs of a modern workshop.

Autodata’s trusted information is also woven into solutions across the world, from well-known parts catalogues, to websites and even diagnostic tools.

Autodata is part of Solera, a business that strives to transform every touchpoint of the vehicle lifecycle from purchase to salvage and everything in between. ​ With a wealth of expertise and resource, Solera solutions continue to revolutionise many aspects of the automotive aftermarket.

Spiral Utilities – Sponsoring Independent Garage of the Year – Small
01204 282 062

RMI Utilities service, run by Spiral Utilities, is celebrating 10 Years of success, and are delighted to support these awards for successful independent garage businesses.

Hundreds of IGA members have saved money already off their electricity and gas bills and have benefited from the quality advice and service provided by RMI Utilities. The service provides members with a quick and easy full market review to secure the very best energy deals available, whilst also saving all the time and hassle of conducting such reviews in house.

We provide a full start to finish service that will guide you through the process, handling all necessary paperwork and taking the pain away from you doing it all yourself. And there is no direct charge made to members – Spiral Utilities gain commission income derived from business that is placed with any suppliers.

We can also help if you are relocating or taking on additional premises, even new build sites.

Trust My Garage – Sponsoring the Consumer Choice Award

Trust My Garage is the Independent Garage Association’s nationally recognised customer assurance scheme. It is a consumer code that acts as a badge of quality for the independent sector, and is a recognised brand that customers know they can trust. Members are audited to ensure high standards in service, working practices and training.

As the largest representative body for independent garages in the UK, Trust My Garage can set your business apart from the competition. By displaying the marque of good quality work and customer service, you can boost your reputation, increase sales, safeguard your existing customer base and gain consumer trust.

If you would like to become a sponsor of The BIG Awards, please call 01788 225 908.