Accident repair centre AJC Wilson Bodyshop has been awarded Employer of the Year by the Learning and Skills Council.
The multi-award winning business were announced as the winners this week after receiving the accolade on June 4 at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum.
Judges said the company, based in Dagenham, were "overwhelmingly head and shoulders above the other finalists."
It was felt AJC Wilson focused on core values such as integrity, customer service, one-to-one mentoring and team development.
AJC Wilson operations director Paul Cunningham said after accepting the award: "The is a fantastic evening, terrific venue fort the event and an absolutely magnificent achievement by all the team."