IAEA celebrates at Fix Auto National Conference and Awards

04 March 2022 | David Young

The IAEA sponsored this year's Fix Auto "Facing the Future" event which was held at the The Vox at The NEC Birmingham yesterday

IAEA celebrates at Fix Auto National Conference and Awards

Multi Award Winner Hemal Amin (centre), of Fix Auto West Kensington, shortly after receiving the RSA Insurance Bodyshop of the Year, the Fix Auto UK Outstanding Customer Service Award and the coveted Fix Auto UK Bodyshop of the Year with Fix Auto UK Managing Director Ian Pugh (left) and celebrity host Tiff Needell during the Fix Auto UK 2022 National Conference held at The Vox near Birmingham.

Fix Auto West Kensington became the toast of Fix Auto UK after picking up three awards during the network's highly anticipated "Facing The Future" national conference.

Presented in front of a record number of delegates, insurer guests and suppliers at The Vox, near Birmingham, last night, business owner Hemal Amin was presented with the RSA Insurance Bodyshop of the Year before picking up the Fix Auto UK Outstanding Customer Service Award and then, moments later, further celebrated as his repair centre was named as the network's coveted Bodyshop of The Year.

In addition, Fix Auto Sutton-in-Ashfield received the Allianz Bodyshop of the Year award, Fix Auto Chelmsford was named as the AXA Insurance Bodyshop of the Year, Fix Auto Petersfield received the Covéa Insurance Bodyshop of the Year and Fix Auto Luton repeated its 2018 and 2019 successes by winning the LV= General Insurance Bodyshop of The Year prize.

Those insurer-led successes were calculated by Fix Auto UK, based on the work the network has completed for its insurer clients over the past 12 months.

Fix Auto Region Four was named the company's Region of the Year and teenager Nathan Clare, of Fix Auto Stevenage, was proclaimed the network's Apprentice of the Year.

Fix Auto Penzance, which has led the way for the industry in championing environmentally friendly working practices with numerous accolades already to its credit, understandably received the network's inaugural Fix Auto Green Bodyshop of the Year Award and Fix Auto Mid Cheshire, which joined the network last October, headed home with the network's Newcomer of the Year award.

Paying tribute to the award winners, Fix Auto UK's managing director Ian Pugh, said: "Our awards presentations brought the curtain down on what was an outstanding two-day National Conference that has been two years in the making.

"It's an old cliché, I know, while we had to have winners and my sincere congratulations goes out to every recipient, in reality, each and every franchise partner in our network deserves recognition for the level of service they consistently deliver to our customers.

"We welcomed a record number of delegates, insurers, industry experts and suppliers to a world-class venue that has lived up to all of our expectations. Yet again, I am extremely delighted to say our conference has proven to be another standout event for this industry of ours and, again, made me extremely proud to lead this organisation."