The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will return on the 5-6 June 2024
The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event returns for its second edition at the NEC in June 2024, promising to deliver an unparalleled 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, never before has the need for an event of this calibre 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.
Early confirmed 2024 exhibitors
More than 80 expert speakers
Andy Crook, GotBoost Ltd
Andy Hamilton, LKQ Euro Car Parts
Chris Cotterill, IMI
Chris McShane, Halfords Mobile Experts/ Avayler
Colin Gleghorn, Autotech Training
Danny Cully, Henkel
Darren Darling, the DPF Doctor
Dave Reece, School of thought
David Mekie, Tool Connection
Dean Lander, Thatcham
Glen Shepperd, Glen Callum Associates Recruitment Agency
Hayley Pells, Avia Autos
James Dillon, Technical Topics
James Ludford, Castrol
Jessica Potts, BookMyGarage.com
Keven Chappell, Pinweld Ltd
Lee Caswell, Cornerstone Technologies
Mark Armitage, IMI
Mark Field, IAAF
Matt Cleevely, Cleevely EV
Michael Mayer, Liqui Moly
Peter Melville, HEVRA
Prashant Chopra, Autogem Invicta Ltd
Quentin Le Hetet, GiPA UK
Steve Carolan, Dayco
Steve Carter, Group Auto
Steve Silverwood, ECA Business Energy
Stewart Lynch, Valeo
Tom Denton, Automotive Technologies
Tristain Hindle, Snap-on
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
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!.
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.
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!