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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Finalists unveiled for IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ Awards 2023

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

The finalists in the IAAF’s ‘Pride of the Aftermarket’ awards 2023 have been unveiled with the winners set to be revealed at the federation’s highly anticipated event in December.

IAAF’s prestigious awards will once again recognise, celebrate and honour exceptional businesses in the sector, and takes place following the IAAF Annual Conference, on December 7th at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes.

The car and CV distributor and supplier of the year awards will be voted on by a judging panel. For the Outstanding Garage Contribution sponsored by Automechanika, every nominated business from the Garage Awards 2023 will be in the running for the award.

Mark Field, IAAF Chief Executive, comments: “It’s going to be a big celebration of our brilliant sector and we’re working hard to make sure it is a night to remember.”

You can see the shortlist of nominees below:

Car Distributor of the Year, sponsored by WAI

GSF Car Parts

LKQ Euro Car Parts

Leisureways of Rotherham

Rays Garage Supplies

Spartan Motor Factors


Car Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Elcome

Banner Batteries

Bilstein group

Exol Lubricants

FAI Automotive

First Line

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK



MAHLE Aftermarket UK

Niterra UK

SMP Europe

ZF Aftermarket

CV Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Fras-Le 

Anglesey Commercial Spares

CV Components


HGV Direct


CV Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Boswell Insurance

Banner Batteries

Diesel Technic UK & Ireland Ltd.

Exol Lubricants

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK

Vgroup International


Guests at the IAAF’s Annual Awards Dinner will also be entertained by comedian, presenter and co-presenter of TV shows The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: An Extra Slice, and former guest on Would I Lie to You, The Last Leg and QI, Tom Allen.

This year the IAAF Conference will be focusing on the theme of ‘The Brilliance of Resilience’, providing attendees a star-studded line up of leading industry voices, including ‘rogue trader’ Nick Leeson as keynote speaker, who is known for bankrupting Barings Bank, the UK's oldest merchant bank, in 1995.