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National garage network Servicesure has shortlisted its ‘Autocentre of the Year’ nominees, with this year’s winner to be announced at the eagerly anticipated ceremony which takes place at Coombe Abbey on 11 April.

Senior members of The Parts Alliance, will be in attendance on the night to announce the winning garage from the seven finalists: A1 Motorist Centre, Chester Auto Services, Gordons Garage, Lowgate Garage Ltd, M M Auto Services Ltd, Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre and Burntwood Auto Centre.

Sponsored by various Servicesure partners, including Bollington Insurance, Auto Service Finance, Autotech Recruit, Garage Services Online, and Slicker Recycling, the glitzy evening ceremony gives attendees the chance to mingle and network with other industry professionals.

Dinner guests will enjoy a drinks reception, followed by a three-course-dinner as they wait for the overall winner to be revealed.

Commenting on his garage’s nomination, Murdo MacIntosh at M M Auto Services said: “We have been with Servicesure for over 6 years, and were the first users of GS Onestop in Scotland.

“We try to use every element of the Servicesure offering and promote our association with the brand wherever possible, as it definitely brings added credibility and customer reassurance.”

Fellow nominee, Josh Watts, Director at Burntwood Auto Centre, commented: “Being a Servicesure garage has made us stand out from the crowd in our local area.

“We can provide a great range of services that others simply can’t thanks to Servicesure, making us more attractive as a garage.

“It’s amazing for us to be nominated for the Autocentre of the Year as we are just a small family business who have only been up and running for just over 12 months!”

Dean Spindler, Director at family-owned Chester Auto Services, also appreciates the peace of mind that goes hand-in-hand with Servicesure’s National Warranty, allowing the business “to provide complete customer satisfaction.”

Having been a member of Servicesure for four years, Adam Rogers, Director at A1 Motorist Centre, said: “We like the idea that we are part of a bigger group, so we can offer nationwide warranty whilst retaining our individual identity.

“There are countless other benefits too, such as training for continuous professional development for staff, access to technical assistance and customer finance deals that would have been so much more difficult to arrange without their input.”

Lowgate Garage, Gordons Garage and Simon Graeme Auto Service Centre were similarly delighted by their nominations and eager to praise the benefits of network membership.

Servicesure says that the ‘Autocentre of the Year’ awards are designed to shine a light on the hard-working and often under-appreciated local garages within its national network.

“It’s always a challenge to narrow our network down to just seven finalists, but it’s an incredibly rewarding process as these garages all absolutely deserve recognition for great service that they provide,” said Paul Dineen, Head of Garage Programmes at The Parts Alliance.

The 2019 awards will be sponsored by Servicesure partners including Bollington Insurance, Auto Service Finance, Autotech Recruit, Garage Services Online, and Slicker Recycling. The Motor Ombudsman will also be sponsoring a new ‘extra mile’ customer service award.