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VW announces winners for first paint and body awards

Volkswagen has revealed the winners of its first ever Paint & Body Business Awards.

The black tie event followed a conference which examined how the VW group paint and body network will seize opportunities in the future and grow penetration in the market.

The Regional and National winners for each of the Awards are:

MET Technician of the Year sponsored by Henkel:
Regional winners:
• Stuart Miller, Specialist Cars
• Colin Cotton, City Centre Car Care
• Billy Watts, Cougar
• Bob Collin, Loders

National winner: Bob Collin, Loders

Panel Technician of the Year sponsored by Mirka:
Regional winners:
• Graeme Ramsey, Specialist Cars
• David Timperley, Charles Barber
• Mark Kingston, City Centre Car Care
• Eden Neal, Cougar
• James Ousby, Carrs Body Centre

National winner: David Timperley, Charles Barber

Paint Technician of the Year

Regional winners:

• Brian Bell, Specialist Cars
• Nick Gaskell, Gaskell Motor Bodies
• Mark Hutchinson, City Centre Car Care
• Richard Gundel, Sycamore
• Jamie Baker, Loders
National winner: Mark Hutchinson, City Centre Car Care

 

Estimator of the Year

Regional winners:

• Steve Vyse, Premier Bodyshops Ltd
• Steve Harding, 4 Elms Service Station Ltd
• Martin Cowdrey, Mannick Auto Collision
National winner: Steve Vyse, Premier Bodyshops Ltd

Bodyshop Manager of the Year:

Regional winners:

• Tom Wilson, Specialist Cars
• Dawn Mullins, Aylesbury Panelcraft
• Virgil Blennerhasset, Cougar
• Brian Singer, Loders

National Winner: Brian Singer, Loders

Bodyshop of the Year:

Regional winners:

• Specialist Cars
• Chartwell Derby
• Shorade Accident Repair Centre
• Balgores
• Poole Audi
National winner: Shorade Accident Repair Centre

Apprentice of the Year:

• Most Improved Apprentice of the Year: Sam Paget, Leicester Volkswagen
• Apprentice of the Year: Ben Fitz-Gerald, Abridge Bodyshop

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