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“Best event for years” – IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner 2019 a roaring success


Date: 06-Dec-2019

Praise has been heaped on IAAF’s Annual Awards & Dinner 2019, with many calling it the Federation’s ‘best event for years.’

The sell-out event, held for the third year running at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes and sponsored by Alliance Automotive UK (AAUK), saw around 600 guests in attendance, uniting the aftermarket as it gathered under one roof for a special evening of plaudits and entertainment.

IAAF president Terry Knox kicked off proceedings, highlighting the varied and very important work IAAF does and thanked the membership for their support. IAAF chief executive, Wendy Williamson followed this up by issuing a rallying call to the aftermarket stating that despite all the changes and challenges in 2019, IAAF will continue to fight for a prosperous and effective independent automotive aftermarket.

Guests were kept thoroughly entertained throughout the course of the evening by the electrifying string quartet Asteria and comedian, Alfie Moore, whose tales of his time as a policeman kept people laughing well into the night.

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said: “I have been overwhelmed by the enormously positive feedback at this year’s event. The independent automotive aftermarket is very much alive and kicking and we will take this positivity forward into 2020. Thank you to everyone that attended the event and for their ongoing support of IAAF.” 

The IAAF Annual Awards were also announced and runners up and winners were as follows:

Car Distributor of Excellence (sponsored by DENSO Aftermarket Sales UK)
Winner: Autosupplies Chesterfield
Runner Up: Motor Parts Direct 


Autosupplies receiving their Award from Martin Pring of Denso Aftermarket


MPD receiving their Award from Martin Pring of Denso Aftermarket

Car Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Elcome)
Winner: MAHLE Aftermarket UK
Runner Up: GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK


MAHLE Aftermarket receiving their Award from Tim Entwistle of Elcome


GS Yuasa Battery Sales receiving their Award from Tim Entwistle of Elcome

CV Distributor of the Year (sponsored by Eminox)
Winner: Robert Carter (MF)
Runner Up: Allparts CV & Industrial


Robert Carter (MF) receiving their Award from Neil Koston of Eminox


Neil Croxson, CEO of The Parts Alliance, receiving the Runner Up Award on behalf of Allparts CV & Industrial from Neil Koston of Eminox


CV Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Boswell Aftermarket)
Winner: First Line Ltd
Runner Up: TTC Truck & Trailer Components



First Line receiving their Award from Ashley Minors of Boswell Aftermarket


Truck & Trailer Components receiving the Runner Up Award from Ashley Minors of Boswell Aftermarket

Service Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Fil Filter)
Winner: Whocanfixmycar.com
Runner Up: PG Automotive


Whocanfixmycar.com receiving their Award from Sean Barnie of Fil Filters


PG Automotive receiving their Runner Up Award from Sean Barnie of Fil Filters

Golf Challenge Award 
Winner: Sogefi Filtration UK



All guests were able to make a charitable donation to the automotive industry charity, BEN, which, together with money donated from the IAAF Golf Days held over the summer, successfully raised a total of more than £6000.

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