Having successfully completed the required practical assessments and theoretical test as part of the Ford Masters programme, King was presented with his ATA photo-identity card and a bottle of champagne by Sarah Sillars, chief executive of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), which governs the scheme.
Andy Back, service manager at EMG Motor Group said: "King is a very experienced, long serving valued member of our service team, and we are absolutely delighted with his achievement here at EMG."
Sarah Sillars, IMI chief executive, added: "This landmark is great news for the scheme, underlining the industry’s desire to recognise the importance and value of current competence and ethical behaviour.
"Accreditation is a hot topic across the sector and we are working hard to maintain this progress. It’s tremendous that major stakeholders such as Snap-on are actively promoting the benefits of getting involved."
Daryl King is pictured receiving his photo identity card and a bottle of champagne from Sarah Sillars, chief executive, Institute of the Motor Industry. Also pictured is Terry Barcham, UK managing director, Snap-on Tools, who awarded King a 4-gas analyser.