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IMI Announces Outstanding Achievers Awards 2015 Finalists
PUBLISHED: 01/09/2015 | UPDATED:01/09/2015 12:49:13
This year’s awards ceremony is being held at the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone, to recognise both outstanding individuals and IMI Approved Centres who deliver world-class training across the UK.

The 2015 shortlist is:

Approved Centre of the Year

BMW Academy UK Ltd
Mercedes-Benz UK
New College Lanarkshire
South Devon College

Specialist Centre of the Year

Just Car Clinic
Riverpark Training
Motorcycle Industry Accreditation Centre (MCIAC)

Light Vehicle

Ben Dodds – Skillsnet Ford
Jodie Fallaize – Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Will Allen – Volvo Training & Development
Martin Keith Embury – Jaquar Land Rover Technical Academy

Heavy Vehicle

Andrew Markell – Skillsnet DAF
Ciaran Blakemore – Skillnet Scania
Dexter Truscott – Skillnet DAF
Harry Atkinson - Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd


Connor Bide- National Tyres Services (NAT)


James Grayson –Chesterfield College
Jonathan McNaughter – Riverpark Training & Development Ltd

Body Repair

Andrew Gault - Riverpark Training & Development Ltd
Elizabeth Hodgson – Hull College


Frank Balchin – Wirrel Met College
Daryl Adcock – South Devon College


Alex Malcom – Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd
Paul Apperley – Remit Scotland
Liam Hook– Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd

Young Student of the Year

Blayne Atkinson – Motorvation Training

Outstanding Management Professional

Stephen Astill – AIT Training Developments Limited
Carl Brookfield – AIT Training Developments Limited

Outstanding Accredited Professional (Technical)

Mike Donley – Allianz Global Assistance

Outstanding Accredited Professional (Non-Technical)

Graham Atkinson – Axle Group - NTA

Steve Nash, CEO of IMI, said, “These awards were created to recognise excellence in the motor industry, and we are pleased the awards have expanded to celebrate success at all levels. I wish everyone the very best of luck, and just to be shortlisted is evidence of your commitment and dedication to professionalism and quality.”

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Notes to Editor IMI will launch a campaign to promote women in the motor industry in October 2015

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M: 07889 630 803

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