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The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 was a huge success!

Providing an incredible opportunity for industry professionals to access the most dynamic training, technologies and tools for their trade. With the UK Aftermarket in the midst of its biggest shift in living memory as it transitions to EV and ADAS-enabled technologies, coupled with rapidly advancing service and repair technologies, the need for this event has never been stronger.

Bringing together 180 leading suppliers with 5,000 garage, bodyshop and vehicle detailing professionals, the 2-day event will host an interactive exhibition, live demonstrations, workshops and panel discussions with leading industry experts.

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will return on the 3-4 June 2026 but its sister event Automechanika Birmingham will be returning on the 3-5 June 2025, find out more here.

 

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2024 GARAGE & WORKSHOP event preview

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2024 BODYSHOP event preview

More than 110 expert speakers and on stand experts

Baz Meredith

Baz Meredith

Craig Bourke, Walcom (AKA Specky Painter)

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Tim Benson, Oldfields Garage

Tim Benson, Oldfields Garage

Martin Rowley, NBRA

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Prashant Chopra, Autogem Invicta Ltd

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Simon Frost, ALLDATA

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Rich March, UKDA

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Mike Lewis, INDASA Abrasives

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Neil Hilton, Core Diagnostics

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Peter Lawton, SMMT

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Darren Darling, the DPF Doctor

Darren Darling DPF Doctor

Dave Reece, School of thought

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Andy Crook, Atomic Success

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Dean Lander, Thatcham

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Tom Banks, LKQ Euro Car Parts

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Louise Baker, Award winning independent Garage owner

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James Dillon, Technical Topics

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Jessica Potts, BookMyGarage.com

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Tina Drayson, CCM Garage

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Mark Armitage, IMI

Mark Armitage

Mark Field, IAAF

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Paul Buckingham, Sherwin Williams

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Emma Carrigy, IMI

Photography 2022 by Pete Stevens

Peter Melville, HEVRA

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Prashant Chopra, Autogem Invicta Ltd

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Quentin Le Hetet, GiPA UK

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Alex Lindley, Garage Hive

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James Dillon, Technical Topics

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Adrian Ball, PPG

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Mark Heard, Bosch Mobility Aftermarket UK

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Ian Beasley, LKQ Euro Car Parts

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Alex Lindley, Garage Hive

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Andy Savva, The Garage Inspector

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Steve Fox, Hella

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Early confirmed 2024 exhibitors

LKQ Euro Car Parts
Snap on
Bosch
Febi Bilstein
Hella
Sagola
PPG
Indasa
Walcom
Teroson
ZF Aftermarket
Dayco
Mann Filter
Castrol Race Group
Autotech Group
Sykes-Pickavant
AAG automotive
AutoGem
Sherwin Williams
NGK NIterra

Strong industry advocacy

The event was excellent, and very interactive. It’s important to familiarise ourselves with the latest technology to assist a modern, busy bodyshop. We travelled a long way and I very much enjoyed the talks and seminars and to see our sector represented so well. Seeing it so busy proves how much we need this event

Killa shine bodyshop

I see such a value in coming to the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event. It’s great to meet people face-to-face. I just love the conversations that I’m having – it was a really enjoyable day!

Clevely

It was really, really busy and the first day was amazing. It’s probably one of the best events we've done in a long, long time. The second day was equally as good. Overall, it was really good, and we really enjoyed it. I’m glad we came and hope it keeps going as well as this for next few years.

Print

We had a fantastic few days at the UK Garage and Bodyshop event, and experienced much higher numbers than I think anyone even expected! It was great to be back in front of our customers, this event is now very much a mainstay of our industry and it’s fantastic.

Druck

It has been a jam-packed two days of training, manufacturers, and stands. There have been competition giveaways and it has been an extraordinary event. It’s really important for any garage owner to attend, as there’s so much on offer. Get your CPD nailed and come again for the next one!.

Hayley Pells Cropped

We met many garage owners who are users of our products but were not direct customers of ours. They were our customers’ customers. The feedback we drew from them was nothing short of terrific. We were able to answer their questions, but also able to introduce them to solutions that were not yet on their radar, but that we knew could be put to good use around their workshops.

Lucas Oil

Spent the day down in NEC Birmingham at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event with some of the best mechanics in the industry. Checking out the latest tools, equipment and the highest quality parts 👌🏻 It has been a truly fantastic day!

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Incredible industry support

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Autoscene
The Garage
IAAF
CAT magazine
NTDA
Bodyshop magazine
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Garage wire
IMI
Pro-Detailer
UKDA
aUTO REPAIR OFCUS
School of thought
ben
Car mechanics
AutoRaise
The motor ombudsman
IGA
Hevra
GIPA
Aftermarket
Thatcham research
Thatcham research