Top Technician/Top Garage - what's involved?

Published:  17 November, 2016

Top Technician and Top Garage each provide a forum for rewarding excellence in the UK automotive aftermarket.

Top Technician, launched in 2002,  tests the skills and abilities of the UK's techs. Beginning with an online test, the highest-scoring entries from the first round are invited to sit a second, harder, multiple-choice online test, with the best 30 going through to a final advanced online test. The top 10 will be invited to a half day practical assessment in April 2019. Here you will face five challenges, each set up by our team of judges and each lasting 20 minutes.The best five from this stage will advance to the practical final on  Saturday 17 October, where judges will set an even tougher challenge to overcome on five different vehicles. Finalists will have 50 minutes to complete each task but don’t be fooled into think more time equals less pressure!

Top Garage, which launched in 2018, offers whole businesses the chance to shine.In the first stage of Top Garage, you will face a straightforward  multiple choice  quiz that takes minutes to complete. The questions might provide some inspiration for you to improve, increase sales, increase profits and boost morale within the business. Following the first round, you will have the chance to promote the business, and discover inspiration you thought you would never have, from some of the best business brains in our sector (and it’s free of charge).

This year, we will be introducing various business categories within Top Garage 2020 including:

  • Sole trader
  • Small businesses
  • Medium business
  • Large business

This will allow us to find the best businesses, whether they are a one-man band or a multi-site operation. Garages of all sizes will get the chance to shine. We think this is an exciting development that your business can embrace.

The first round takes place online from 1 October 2019 – 3 January 2020. This is followed by the second round/semi-final. The final will take place in October 2020.

The winners of Top Technician 2020  and Top Garage will be announced at the Awards Dinner event held after the Top Technician final on 17 October. Click here for more information or to buy tickets

Winning one of these prestigious titles means this year's Top Technician and Top Garage will gain promotion for themselves and their workshop as well as a valuable prize package.

Take a look at this video to see the Top Technician finals in action…

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