The BIG Awards 2023 – Who Won What

The BIG Awards 2023 – Who Won What

The BIG Awards

The IGA is delighted to announce the winners and the highly commended of the British Independent Garage of the Year Awards 2023!

The awards ceremony took place on Friday 22nd September at Leicester City Football club, where over 300 people gathered to recognise the best of the UK’s independent garage night sector. The evening began with an announcement from IGA CEO, Stuart James, who welcomed everyone to the awards and announced that winners would receive an additional £1000 prize from the IGA. James also announced that the IGA BIG Awards raised over £10,000 for automotive charity, Ben. Themed to be British, guests were given a three-course meal and then the main event began, hosted by TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith.

Winners and highly commendeds were announced over seventeen categories, highlighting how garages and individuals have excelled across different aspects of running an independent garage business. The awards began with a raffle for an Opus DrivePRO Elite Bundle, with each ticket holder having their name in the draw to win.

Here are the winners and highly commended garages for each category:


Opus DrivePRO Elite Bundle

Winner – Stourbridge Automotive Ltd


Garage Equipment Provider of the Year

Winner – Pichler Tools Ltd


Parts Supplier of the Year

Winner – GSF Car Parts


Garage Management System of the Year

Winner – Garage Hive


Digital Engagement Award

Winner – CCM


Business Improvement Award

Winner – Guide Bridge MOT & Service Centre


Innovation Award    

Winner – eDub Services Ltd


Community Engagement Award

Highly Commended – Britannia MOT & Repair Centre

Winner – Hillclimb Garage Ltd


Training and Development Award

Highly Commended – Hillclimb Garage Ltd

Winner – Shaikly Motor Company Ltd


Consumer Choice Award

Highly Commended – Perry & Prouse

Winner – Amors Auto Solutions


Customer Service Award

Highly Commended – Hillclimb Garage Ltd

Winner – German Autocentre


Specialist Garage of the Year

Highly Commended – Bee Cool ACS Ltd

Winner – Ristes Motor Co Ltd


Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner – David Fry


Independent Used Car Retailer of the Year

Winner – Sandles Car Supermarket


Independent Garage of the Year – Small

Winner – Performance 3000


Independent Garage of the Year – Large

Winner – Stourbridge Automotive Ltd


Independent Garage of the Year – Overall

Winner -Hillclimb Garage Ltd


Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner – Dave Garratt

Thank you to everyone who joined us, we hope you had a fantastic evening and enjoyed coming together to celebrate our often under-appreciated sector.