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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

IAAF members win big at CAT awards

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

The winners of the CAT Awards 2024 have been crowned during a day of celebration in Manchester.

The annual event, held at the Lowry Hotel, welcomed more than 200 people from across the aftermarket to honour those who’ve had a fantastic past year, despite a host of headwinds.

CAT’s editorial lead Will Rimell said: “Our winners showed that no matter the challenge, especially those we experienced last year, such as parts shortages and high amenity costs, it can always be overcome.

“Congratulations to all our winners, to everyone who was shortlisted, and thank you to those of you who came from far and wide to attend.”

As well as giving out 11 gongs, the awards also welcomed the “godfather of EVs” Andy Palmer to the Lowry for a special Q&A. The man who helped create and launch the Nissan Leaf and ex-Aston Martin boss explored his career – which started as an apprentice in the automotive aftermarket, and gave his predictions for the future.

Full list of award winners

Factor Chain of the Year, sponsored by UFI Filters

  • Spartan Motor Factors

Factor Branch Team of the Year, sponsored by Boswell

  • Auto Battery Service Rochdale

Independent Garage of the Year, sponsored by Toyota First

  • Oldfield Garage

Retailer of the Year, sponsored by NOCO

  • Parts in Motion

Training Scheme of the Year

  • LKQ Academy

Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by GSF Car Parts

  • Russ Houlden – Bear and Bee Garage

Achievement Award, sponsored by Glen Callum Associates

  • Martyn Nash

Environmental Award, sponsored by vGroup International

  • Exol Lubricants

Public votes

Garage Concept of the Year Award, sponsored by UK Garage and Bodyshop Event

  • AutoCare – Powered by GROUPAUTO UK & Ireland

Industry Partner of the Year Award, sponsored by Delphi

  • IAAF

Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Factor Sales

  • vGroup International

The awards this year were sponsored by GSF Car Parts, UFI Filters SPA, Boswell Aftermarket, Toyota First, NOCO, Glen Callum Associates, Pearson Ham Group, Impression, Delphi Technologies, VGroup International, AM Frankfurt, IAAF, and LKQ Euro Car Parts.