The British Bodyshop Awards Partners

Headline Partner

PPG is a leader in its markets; as a streamlined, efficient manufacturer; PPG company operates at the leading edge of new technologies and solutions. It is our vision to continue being the world's leading coatings and specialty products and services company, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. PPG has manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 60 countries around the globe.

Diamond Partners

The ABP Club continues to be a major influence and information source for the body repair industry.

The ABP Club has over 2,500 individual members from all sides of the industry. These include repairers, insurance, credit hire and accident management companies, vehicle, equipment and paint manufacturers, distribution and suppliers.

At the core of the Club are our two guiding principles: Community and Communication

COMMUNITY – Each year, the ABP holds National and Regional Club meetings, The Auto Body & Motor Claims Expo, the Annual Convention & Night of Knights, The British Bodyshop Awards, Women’s Automotive events and a charity Golf and Spa day.

COMMUNICATION - The ABP Club website continues to grow and be an influence on the market. In 2014, the body repair industry made 1.3 million visits to the ABP website, viewing 4.2 million pages and spent an average of 22 minutes viewing the site per visit.

Since its inception in 1987, Audatex UK has transformed the way motor claims are processed. We’re a tech-smart company delivering the industry’s most trusted solutions, empowering customers to manage every stage of vehicle repair from FNOL to invoicing.

Audatex UK is part of the Solera group of companies which globally processes more digitised automotive insurance claims than the rest of the claims processing industry combined. With 230 million transactions annually and 180,000 customers in 78 countries, we are positioned to deliver highly valued global and local knowledge and experience. Our individual approach and in-depth understanding allows all parties to enjoy mutually successful, long term relationships

Operating at the hub of the industry Audatex UK connects bodyshops, insurers, vehicle manufacturers, parts suppliers, salvage agents, fleet managers, accident management companies, dealers and many others in the supply chain.

With the backing of best-in-class resources and extensive IT infrastructure investment, combined with continuous product and data development, Audatex UK is able to set the pace, providing customers with one of the most comprehensive, integrated insurance claims solutions available.

We are the UK's largest supplier of bodyshop courtesy cars, most probably because providing lease courtesy cars to bodyshops is all we do.

We've delivered over 85,000 courtesy cars to independent bodyshops throughout the country since we launched our business in 2002. Annually we purchase in excess of £100m of cars to service the diverse and demanding needs of our valued clients.

The last twelve years has seen unrivalled growth for Circle in the provision of courtesy car product and associated services. It's also given us unparalleled knowledge about the type of courtesy car service independent bodyshops demand.

To continue offering you the very best customer service and sustain our growth, we have continued to make sustained investments in our people, platforms and facilities. In 2013 we invested a further £2m in new premises and facilities in our new headquarters which has been custom-designed to bring greater focus and productivity to our business.

Farécla Products Limited is a UK-based market leading manufacturer and supplier of surface finishing solutions to over 120 countries worldwide.

Whatever the advances in paint technology, Farécla's aim is always to be at the forefront of surface finishing innovation. The latest example of this is the launch of its OPTIMISED PAINT SYSTEM Flexible Paint cups.

Mirka is a leading manufacturer of high quality tools and abrasives to the automotive industry. Mirka’s range of products and systems, including the revolutionary Abranet® abrasives, award winning Mirka DEROS® electric sander, along with the Mirka PROS® air sander and polishing products, all deliver on quality and performance.

Our team of technical experts recognise that the right process, systems and training can improve efficiency and cycle times, and work with the bodyshop to deliver these needs. Mirka has helped many bodyshops, large and small, to achieve more profit from each job.

As a business, we are committed to innovation and continuous improvement. At our research and development centre in Finland, products are developed, tested and refined to enable us to offer a complete range of high performance abrasives that deliver real benefits to customers.

Since the early 1980s, Sika has been a serious supplier and development partner to the automotive OEM industry. The knowledge we have acquired throughout this partnership also flows into the products we offer for the automotive aftermarket business. Over the years we have continuously strengthened our expertise and have become the leading brand for windshield adhesives. Based on our competencies as a leading OEM supplier, we provide a comprehensive portfolio for sealing and bonding, noise damping and protective coating applications in the car body repair market.
Innovation, performance, reliability and ease of use make Sika products the number one choice for automotive glass and body shop professionals all around the world.

As a leading provider of fully researched repair methods and the only automotive training provider in the UK backed by world-renowned research capabilities, Thatcham Research leads the field in the knowledge of new technology and repair techniques.

For further information on how our products and services can support your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

U-POL is a leading manufacturer of world class refinish products such as fillers, coatings, aerosols, adhesives, consumables, tools and RAPTOR, a super tough, protective coating. U-POL products are made at its own manufacturing facility in Northamptonshire. All the products are tested rigorously to ensure they are effective and provide a dependable performance at every single use! U-POL is ISO9002 certified. U-POL employs a team of experts that are continuously working on developing innovative products to exceed customer needs & expectations.

VISION is a cloud based software programme connecting body shops directly with vehicle manufacturer sales teams. The programme interprets the parts data listed on an estimate and allows the vehicle manufacturer to engage with the body shop directly creating an opportunity for you to buy genuine parts at more competitive prices.

All parts are supplied through your existing franchised dealer with no interruption to your current order methods. 64% of the vehicle parc is now catered for by VISION.