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A Melbourne local wins Next Generation Leader Award

From six finalists, to one winner, the Next Generation Leader Award at the Collision Repair Awards has been announced.

From six finalists to one winner, the Next Generation Leader Award has been announced.

Rising star, Nick Batey from Fix Auto Port Melbourne took out the prize for the Next Generation Leader Award.

The Next Generation Leader Award was proudly sponsored by Capricorn.

The Next Generation Leader Award promotes the younger generation of auto specialists rising in the ranks. The award recognises an individual who has impressed their colleagues and counterparts with their contribution and impact to their organisation, and excellence in service.

Batey’s 10-year career in the automotive industry has taken him to different places. He began as a young man, doing three years of an apprenticeship and followed that with multiple jobs within the industry, including with Capital SMART, RPM Somerton and Repairhub.

“When you’re young, you always do a bit of everything. Panel shops are normally good at this and show you around and give you a taste of what all the different jobs are, especially at Fix Auto. They want to give you a taste of everything to learn what you are good at,” Batey told NCR.

Capricorn – Australia’s largest automotive cooperative that has more than 29,000 members representing all forms of the automotive industry, has been a strong supporter of the NCR awards.

“Capricorn are thrilled to be a sponsor of the Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2024,” Capricorn Group CEO David Fraser said.

“This year we’re also sponsoring the Next Generation Leader Award to show our support for the up-and-comers who will drive the industry into the future.”

“These awards recognise some of the most experienced individuals in collision repair and we are proud to play a part in acknowledging the contribution they have made to the industry.”

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