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IMI launches 2022 Awards: Celebrating Automotive Champions

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To celebrate the best of automotive, the Institute of the Motor Industry (@The_IMI) is launching its Awards for 2022. 

It is calling for everyone in the sector to nominate those individuals and organisations they believe have gone the extra mile, and excelled in meeting the challenges of the last two years.

“There is no question that the events of 2020 and 2021 have challenged everyone involved in automotive”, explained Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI.

“From coping with the switch to lockdown whilst keeping essential and healthcare workers mobile, to managing the supply chain challenges that have impacted vehicle sales and repairs and maintenance this year. The impact of COVID-19 on education has also been felt right across automotive, with colleges, training centres, tutors, students and apprentices all having to adapt to remote learning and remote end point assessments. However, throughout it all the sector has stepped up and responded to keep Britain moving.

“Our 2022 Awards, which will be announced at the IMI Dinner in London next March, are a way of celebrating the champions that have done their best to keep training, keep learning and keep the UK motoring.”

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The categories for the 2022 Awards are designed to reflect the strength and breadth of automotive, recognising the energy and enthusiasm of the new generation entering the sector as well as the commitment of those who have already made automotive their career. Plus the Patron’s Award aims to put the spotlight on an individual or organisation that has gone above and beyond in the last two years to support their local community.

Nominations for individuals and organisations can be made in every category:

  • Full-Time Student of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Contribution to the Work of the IMI
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry
  • Partner of the Year – Sponsored by Euro Car Parts
  • The Patron’s Award 2022: Community – Recognising outstanding commitment and contribution to supporting the local community – Sponsored by Alphera

Alongside IMI CEO, Steve Nash, a panel of guest judges have been appointed for the 2022 Awards. IMI President, Professor Jim Saker will be joined by Hayley Pells, Director of Avia Sports Cars Limited and winner of the 2020 IMI Patron’s Award: Championing Diversity in Automotive, and Dr Esther Hills, Central Engineering Director for Aggreko and a non-executive member of the IMI Board.

Winners to be announced at the IMI Dinner: 17th March 2022

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