SHARED SUCCESS THE FIX AUTO FAMILY WAY
Fix Auto Slough owner Ranjit Gill has received the award fellow Franchise Partner Fix Auto Dagenham honourably shared during the 2022 Bodyshop Magazine Industry Awards.
In what is believed to be a first the industry, moments after being named as the industry’s Multi-Site Bodyshop of the Year by Bodyshop Magazine, Fix Auto Dagenham directors Paul Cunningham and Neil Parker generously shared the award with their fellow finalist, owner of the Berkshire-based repair centre along with its sister site, Fix Auto Uxbridge.
But, as the gesture was totally unplanned, it meant with the Fix Auto Dagenham name already etched into the award, it was taken to its rightful Essex home. Thankfully, a bespoke replacement has been produced and was presented to Ranjit and his team.
“2022 was a new chapter for my business,” said Ranjit, “we invested heavily in both sites, a programme of investment that resulted in relocating our Slough operation to a new centre designed to meet not only our needs, but brimming with tech to meet the needs of the industry going forward.
“For the first time in our 15 year history I felt in a position where I could confidently enter various industry awards. To be named as a finalist by Bodyshop Magazine was truly an honour and surprise. That was a win for me, but when Paul and Neil generously offered to share it was a complete shock and a wonderful gesture.”
Paul added: “It is often said being part of Fix Auto UK is being part of one big family. And family members have each others’ backs, sharing best practice, giving advice and generally helping each other out whenever needed. Ranjit and his team have worked tirelessly over recent times and thoroughly deserve every accolade they get. Neil and I were unanimous in our decision that, should we win, we would share it.”
Fix Auto UK’s Managing Director Ian Pugh, who presented the revised award to Ranjit, added: “I know just how hard a business works towards and importance they regard industry awards, which emphasises just what a incredible gesture Paul and Neil made sharing the Multi-Site prize. But, it’s nothing less than I’d expect from two of the finest guys in the business and is a direct reflection of what being part of Fix Auto UK is about.”
Simon Wait, Bodyshop magazine editor, said: “The Multi-site Bodyshop of the Year category was a very tight race in 2022 so it is great to see the winning team at Fix Auto Dagenham sharing this award with close runners-up Fix Auto Slough. A huge well-deserved congratulations to both group of bodyshops.”
Caption: Shared success… Fix Auto Slough and Uxbridge owner Ranjit Gill (centre) with his Bodyshop Magazine Multi-Site Bodyshop of the Year Award he shares with Fix Auto Dagenham Directors Paul Cunningham (left) and Neil Parker.
Caption: From left - Fix Auto UK Managing Director Ian Pugh, Aman Gill, Ranjit Gill, Neil Parker, Paul Cunningham.
Notes to Editors:
· Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 780 bodyshops.
· Fix Auto UK carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.
· Fix Auto UK, Lyndale House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WL. Tel: 0116 3265401.
· Fix Auto UK’s Portfolio of wholly owned repair centres comprises Fix Auto Daventry, Fix Auto Colwyn Bay, Fix Auto Barnsley, Fix Auto Crawley, Fix Auto Paignton, Fix Auto Liverpool South, Fix Auto Castleford, Fix Auto Newport and Fix Auto Henley-on-Thames. The Network also holds a majority share in Fix Auto Goole.
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