Welcome to the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event

Join us at the show 5-6 June 2024, NEC Birmingham

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The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will return on the 5-6 June 2024

After no less than 6 industry award nominations the event will now be a permanent fixture every other year, on alternative years to Automechanika Birmingham. This dedicated garage and bodyshop event allows automotive aftermarket end users to find everything they need to navigate an ever changing aftermarket landscape from EV, ADAS, BS10125, collision repair, diagnostics, digitalisation, service & repair and everything inbetween.

Visitors will gain access to 60+ free skills training sessions and live demos on all the latest technologies and products for the garage and bodyshop sectors, and meet face to face with 200+ leading industry suppliers to secure the best deals to equip themselves, their teams and their businesses.

Early confirmed 2024 exhibitors (full list will be published soon)

LKQ Euro Car Parts
Snap on
Febi Bilstein
ZF Aftermarket
Mann Filter
Castrol Race Group
Autotech Group
AAG automotive
NGK NIterra

More than 80 expert speakers

Andy Crook, GotBoost Ltd

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Andy Hamilton, LKQ Euro Car Parts


Chris Cotterill, IMI

Chris Cotterill

Chris McShane, Halfords Mobile Experts/ Avayler

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Colin Gleghorn, Autotech Training

Colin Gleghorn

Danny Cully, Henkel

Danny Cully

Darren Darling, the DPF Doctor

Darren Darling DPF Doctor

Dave Reece, School of thought

Dave Reece

David Mekie, Tool Connection


Dean Lander, Thatcham

Dean Lander

Glen Shepperd, Glen Callum Associates Recruitment Agency

Glen Shepered

Hayley Pells, Avia Autos

Hayley Pells

James Dillon, Technical Topics

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James Ludford, Castrol

Castrol-James Ludford HS

Jessica Potts,

Jessica Potts

Keven Chappell, Pinweld Ltd

Keven Chappell

Lee Caswell, Cornerstone Technologies

Lee Caswell

Mark Armitage, IMI

Mark Armitage

Mark Field, IAAF

Mark Field Impression Director

Matt Cleevely, Cleevely EV

Matt Cleevely

Michael Mayer, Liqui Moly

Michael Mayer

Peter Melville, HEVRA

Peter Melville

Prashant Chopra, Autogem Invicta Ltd


Quentin Le Hetet, GiPA UK

QUentin Le Hetet

Steve Carolan, Dayco

Steve Carolan

Steve Carter, Group Auto

Steve Carter

Steve Silverwood, ECA Business Energy

Steve Silverwood

Stewart Lynch, Valeo

Stewart Lynch

Tom Denton, Automotive Technologies

Tom Denton

Tristain Hindle, Snap-on

Tristain Hindle

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!


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.


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.


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!

Auto Care

The UK Garage & Bodyshop Event has recieved unrivalled support from across the industry. Backed by leading associations including GEA, HEVRA, IAAF, IGA, IMI, NBRA, School of Thought, SMMT & The Motor Ombudsman, with more to be announced, the event has the full weight of the industry behind it and is set to be the event for the aftermarket in 2024.