Garage awards return

Gott Technical Services director Ian Gott, pictured with Sean Brown, a technician from Benfield Nissan, is encouraging garages to get involved in the awards.
Gott Technical Services director Ian Gott, pictured with Sean Brown, a technician from Benfield Nissan, is encouraging garages to get involved in the awards.

A FAMILY-RUN business in Morpeth is bringing back its awards which recognise the efforts of garages, technicians and future talent in the automotive industry.

Following the success of its inaugural initiative earlier this year, Gott Technical Services is calling on workers in the trade or customers to make a nomination for the 2014 Gott’s Golden Garages.

This year’s categories include best technician, best service manager, apprentice of the year and star student of the year to acknowledge individuals both at professional and academic status, inclusive of all levels of experience.

One garage will be chosen as best overall garage – a category that is open to smaller independent businesses through to larger dealerships – and a light-hearted addition this year is best team mascot for the person who makes the best brew, drums up the team’s spirits or is simply the class clown.

Gott Technical Services director Ian Gott said: “We’re excited to be able to bring Gott’s Golden Garages back for a second year and are looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.

“It’s always been a keen interest of mine to support young people coming into the industry and therefore the awards aim to reward automotive apprentices, new faces and students alike.

“At the same time, there are technicians and managers of garages far and wide who have dedicated a significant part of their career to vehicle maintenance and repair, so we also want to recognise their hard work.”

The judging panel will be made up of a team of three Gott Technical Services experts. The deadline to put forward an entry is Friday, January 31.

To nominate, go to www.gotttechnicalservices.net or like ‘Gott Technical Services’ on Facebook or tweet @gottservices using #Gotts GoldenGarages – for details about nominations via email or post, call 01670 516816.