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)
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!
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.