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IMI student winners are ‘credit to the industry’

Six Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) students walked away with top prizes at its 2007 Learning and Skills Awards this week.

Out of the six individual award categories, Daniel Lees, a technician at Stratstone Volvo in Chesterfield, scooped the title of Outstanding Technical Student (light vehicle), having won Volvo's Apprentice of the Year in 2005.

Adam Liddicoat, trainee sales executive at Renwicks Hyundai in Exeter, received the accolade of Outstanding Student in a non-technical discipline, having shown ‘the highest levels of commitment, reliability and determination’.

Ean Daniel, who is a service manager at Lookers Volvo in Ipswich, landed the title of IMI Outstanding Management Student.

Mondial UK won the IMI's Approved Centre of the Year Award.

Each of the winners received a glass trophy, framed certificate and a cheque for £200 from HRH Prince Michael, who applauded the efforts of all winners and finalists in his address.

Hosting the awards, Alan Mackrill, IMI director of learning and skills, said: "This year's awards attracted a record number of over 100 nominations, showing the increasing value to the sector of recognising outstanding achievement. Each of the winners and finalists are a great credit to the retail motor industry."

The winners of the 2007 IMI Learning and Skills Awards are:

  • Outstanding Technical Student (light vehicle) Daniel Lees, technician, Stratstone Volvo, Chesterfield

  • Outstanding Technical Student (motorcycle) Laura Hooper, technician, Cheltenham Motorcycles

  • Outstanding Technical Student (body and paint) Dan Holmes, body repair technician, Lookers Northallerton

  • Outstanding Student in a non-technical discipline Adam Liddicoat, trainee sales executive, Renwicks Hyundai, Exeter

  • Outstanding Management Student Ean Daniel MIMI, service manager, Lookers Volvo, Ipswich

  • Young Student of the Year George Matthews, young apprentice, Carter & Carter

  • IMI Approved Centre of the Year Mondial UK

  • IMI Approved Centre of the Year - Highly Commended South Devon College
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