After months of intense scrutiny, the garages and technicians who made it through to this year’s Aftermarket Top Technician and Top Garage competition, finally discovered who won.
The competition finals took place on Saturday at AutoIQ & New Duston Garage in Northamptonshire, with the hopeful Top Garages being put the tough a question and interview panel sessions and the Top Technician finalists being put through the last of their technical challenges.
One of the technical challenges for the Top Technicians was centred on a Customer Scenario where the technician had to diagnose and resolve the wheel alignment issue as explained by the customer (aka Pro-Aligns Trainer Barry Sumner).
Using the Hunter Elite TD imaging aligner, all competitors attacked the challenge head on, measuring and adjusting and setting the Subaru BRZ back into the manufacturer’s settings.
The point’s difference was extremely tight, however, Pro-Align are pleased to be able to Congratulate:
Top Technician of the Year – Shaun Miller of Miller’s Garage in Newbury Commenting on his victory in the competition to Aftermarket, Shaun said: “I am so delighted to be Top Technician 2018. Half a lifetime has gone into this achievement since I first started in the industry. I wanted to win Top Technician when I first heard about it seven years ago, and now I have. It’s amazing to have this trophy.”
Top Garage of the Year – Cedar Garage in Worthing The award was received by co-owners and founders Kevin Pearce and Matthew Copp. “We are ecstatic to have won Top Garage. The whole team has worked their socks off, and it is great that their commitment has been recognised in this way,” confirmed Kevin. Matthew added: “Everyone in the team has the same attitude as us- they want to be the best, and this is a fantastic way to show the work that goes into the business.”
The whole Pro-Align team wish to Congratulations again all the competitors and winners, as you have all come so far and achieved so much.
Both finalists won a wealth of prizes, including one of the Pro-Align Easi iHeat Induction Heaters.