The clock is ticking for independent garages across the UK and Ireland to submit their entries for The Blend Awards 2024. The prestigious ceremony celebrates the exceptional contributions and achievements within the independent garage sector.

This year, there are three Garage of the Year Awards available: one for garages with one to four staff members, another for those with five or more staff, and one for multi-site garages. Additionally, a Staff Recognition Award will honour the hard work and determination of an independent garage employee.

“You don’t need to be a Garage Hive user to enter these awards,” said Ray Dilsons, Managing Director of Garage Hive, the company behind The Blend. “This is your chance to gain industry recognition, boost team morale, and showcase your dedication to excellence. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to highlight your achievements.”

Entries can be made on The Blend website and should be placed before the submission deadline on 28th July. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of industry judges including Hayley Pells, Policy and Public Affairs Lead at the Institute of the Motor Industry, Andy Crook of Atomic Success, and The Blend Podcast host, Mike Ruff.

The winners will be announced at The Blend 2024 on Saturday 28th September in Birmingham. The evening dinner and awards ceremony will follow an impressive daytime line-up of insightful talks, including tips and advice on how to boost workshop efficiency and performance, tackle industry challenges and tap into new and emerging opportunities.

Entries for The Blend Awards can be made online here:

A limited number of tickets for The Blend 2024 are available book at: