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Outstanding industry talented celebrated by Euro Car Parts

28 October 2016

The UK’s rising automotive talent was recognised last week (20 October) at the annual Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) Outstanding Achievers Awards, supported by Euro Car Parts. As prize sponsor, Euro Car Parts, the UK’s leading distributor of car and LCV parts, has demonstrated its commitment to backing automotive talent. The ceremony recognises outstanding individuals within the motor industry, as well as rising talent and the world-class training being delivered across the UK.

Held at the head office of IMI in Hertford, the event was attended by IMI Patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who presented the awards to the winners throughout the night. The prizes, supplied by Euro Car Parts, comprised two vouchers worth £1,000, and a further eight to the value of £125.

The keynote speech of the evening was delivered by Martin Gray, CEO of Euro Car Parts. Addressing the ‘talent of tomorrow’ in the audience, Gray underlined the importance of embracing technology and training, highlighting that learning is a career-long process.

Speaking of the event, Gray commented: “It was an honour to be invited to speak at the IMI Outstanding Achievement Awards. Celebrating excellence within the automotive sector, the awards are a real testament to the talented individuals for which our industry is known.

“I felt especially privileged to address the emerging talent recognised at the event. The motor industry is ever-changing, so dynamic new individuals, along with first-rate training, are needed to help the industry continue at the forefront of innovation. I’d like to personally, and on behalf of Euro Car Parts, offer my sincere congratulations to all of this year’s finalists.”

Wendy Hennessy, of the IMI, added: “The IMI wants to thank Euro Car Parts for its support of the 2016 Outstanding Achievers Awards. It was a great day and one that I am sure the finalists and winners will never forget. Martin also gave an amazing speech, and one that was incredibly motivational for those in attendance.” 

To help drive continued growth and development throughout the industry, Euro Car Parts recently launched Euro Academy. A unique and innovative technical resource designed to support the independent garage, Euro Academy boasts IMI-certified training and also encompasses a dedicated technical phone helpline and an online diagnostics database that includes a reference library of previous faults.