15 Jul 2024
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Top Technician and Top Garage roll into 2021

Due to the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, the running of Top Technician and Top Garage 2020 is being extended until October 2021, and Aftermarket is using this opportunity to make the competitions bigger and better than ever.

All current Top Technician and Top Garage 2020 semi-finalists remain in the competitions, and the extension will mean they are able to get the full TT/TG experience they expect.

Top Garage 2020 will be merged with Top Garage 2021. Those who have already reached the latter stages of the 2020 run remain in the competition, but the early rounds of Top Garage 2021 will run as usual from November, enabling more businesses to take part. Winners of the combined 2020/2021 competition will be announced next year.

Meanwhile, with Top Technician 2020’s semi-finalists already in place, the semi-final and final will be held in September and October 2021 respectively. Further details will be announced nearer the time

The winners of both competitions will be announced at the Top Technician and Top Garage Awards Evening, taking place on Saturday 9 October 2021 at the Jurys Inn Milton Keynes. This will be a true celebration of everything great about the sector, which everyone will be able to fully enjoy.

Commenting on the changes, Aftermarket’s Editor Alex Wells said: “The competition had already been pushed back from Summer to Autumn 2020, but the ongoing COVID-19 situation has meant that an additional postponement was required.

“While we are disappointed to delay the event, we are really looking forward to seeing both competitions reach their exciting conclusions for this run, as well as celebrating with you all at the Top Technician and Top Garage Awards Evening next October.

“We will be making some exciting additions to the event to make it go with a bang. Watch this space.”

Make sure you keep an eye on www.toptechnicianonline.co.uk  and Aftermarket magazine, as well as Aftermarket’s regular newsletter for updates on the competition. 

Top Technician and Top Garage are sponsored by Snap-on, Varta, TechMan and LKQ Euro Car Parts, and come to you in association with ABC Awards, ADS, the Garage Equipment Association (GEA), the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and the Independent Garage Association (IGA).