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Steve Nash inducted into The Motoring Hall of Fame

Date: Friday 18 August 2023

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has today been welcomed into The Motoring Hall of Fame in recognition of the important work he has carried out leading the professional body. The Motoring Hall of Fame, whose official partner is The British Motor Show, recognises individuals and businesses that have made a valuable contribution to the wider automotive industry, especially in improving safety and diversity and inspiring innovation.

From the start of his tenure as CEO in 2012, Steve Nash has had the vision to understand the serious implications of an under-qualified workforce across all parts of the sector. He has championed investment in skills training, from apprenticeships to continuous professional development, to ensure the sector is future-proofed for the emerging motoring technologies such as connected and autonomous as well as electric.

Steve has worked tirelessly to create a strong career path for those working in the automotive retail sector, attracting new talent in the face of a growing skills gap and identifying the immense earning and career opportunities of the electric vehicle revolution. He has also made it his mission to educate all sectors of the market about the critical role of training in achieving consumer confidence.

Some of Steve’s other important achievements in this role include spearheading the establishment of the IMI TechSafeTM professional recognition that is now endorsed by the Government Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), widening the membership of the IMI to include free access for students and sponsoring the IMI Diversity Task Force to address the skills gap in the automotive workforce. Demonstrating the increased professional value the IMI represents to the industry, membership under Steve’s leadership has grown from around 10,000 to over 90,000.

“I am honoured to be inducted into The Motoring Hall of Fame, placed alongside some truly great names in the industry,” commented Steve Nash. “The British Motor Show is the biggest event of its kind in the UK, so to be presented with this accolade at the show amongst so many industry colleagues and genuine automotive enthusiasts is a real privilege.
“I am committed to helping to improve standards in our industry and the service we provide to motorists and will continue to champion the importance of professionally competent technicians to support the evolution of the motor industry and the growth of the sector, whatever challenges may lie ahead.”

The Motoring Hall of Fame was established in 2010 with Sir Stirling Moss OBE named as its first inductee. For more information visit