Finalists have been announced for the 2019 VACC Industry Awards, the premier prize dedicated to the Victorian automotive industry.
Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Gwilym, said that the VACC Industry Awards demonstrate VACC members’ commitment to quality. “This is a huge achievement. These businesses have proudly put themselves forward and have been named finalists in a very hotly contested year of awards.”
Categories for the 2019 VACC Industry Awards include mechanical repair; auto electrical; recycling; body repair; engine reconditioning; farm machinery; heavy vehicle repair; new and used car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle dealers; service station and convenience stores; aftermarket and retail; towing and tyre dealers.
New categories in this year’s VACC Industry Awards include Best Business Woman in Automotive and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. “It’s fantastic to see our industry showing support for the VACC Industry Awards, and wanting to share their experiences and successes,” said Gwilym.
Eight expert judges evaluated entries based on business management, workplace practices, customer service and marketing and communication. To ensure that only the finest of VACC’s more than 5,500 members would be announced as finalists, an independent standards representative audited the judging.
The finalists for Small PV Best Body Repairer are: CAARS Smash Repairs, Dunkley Panels, Essendon Panels, Europanels EP and Showroom Finish Smash Repairs
The finalists for large PV Best Body Repairer are: Complete Body Craft, Cranbourne Body Works, Geelong Smash Repairs, Lyons Body Works, Prossers Panel Beating, Sheen Panel Service Bayswater, Sheen Panel Service Bulleen, Sheen Panel Service Frankston, Sheen Panel Service South Melbourne and Super Tek Collision Repairs
The finalists for Best Commercial Vehicle Body Repairer are: Complete Truck Bodies and Royans Melbourne.
Instituted in 2016 by VACC in recognition of the many excellent businesses operating across the state, the VACC Industry Awards are recognised as the highest accolade a Victorian automotive business can achieve. Category winners will be announced at a black-tie gala evening, featuring master of ceremonies, Larry Emdur and a string of top-notch entertainers, on Saturday, 22 June at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.
“VACC wishes all of the finalists the best of luck and makes this recommendation to Victorian motorists – look for the famous orange VACC sign: the mark of the industry professional,” concluded Gwilym.