The 2022 IMI Awards shortlists revealed…

IMI Awards Finalists

The IMI Awards 2022 will be announced at this year’s IMI Dinner on 17 March, but we thought you’d like a sneak peek of the contenders.

‘Community’ is a theme that features strongly in this year’s awards. The 2022 Patron’s Award, for example, will specifically recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to supporting the local community. In the other awards entries, we were looking for examples of personal growth, inspiration to others and, again, community contribution.

Before I share them, I have to express how hard it was to pick just three candidates for each category. All the nominations showed a determination to meet the challenges since the beginning of 2020 head on. This was a seriously tough gig for the shortlisting panel – which included Dr Esther Hills, Hayley Pells FIMI, Jim Saker FIMI and myself.

Enough from me, here’s who’s in with a chance of collecting an award later in the year…

Awards Shortlist

Apprentice of the year

  • Ethan Harris, Euro Performance Ltd
  • Ian Robertson, James Moodie Motor Engineers
  • Ben Campbell, Dick Lovett Bath

Full-Time Student of the year - Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Joel Windsor, Cardiff and Vale College
  • Trinity Hutley, Barnfield College
  • Sam Kirk, Lincoln College

Patrons Award 2022 : Community – Recognising outstanding commitment and contribution to supporting the local community – Sponsored by Alphera

  • Kwik Fit
  • Jan Livingstone, W Livingstone Ltd
  • Gavin Hewitt and Keith Sims, Northside Truck and Van

Partner of the year - Sponsored by Euro Car Parts

  • ESP Scotland
  • TMD Friction
  • Belron

Outstanding contribution to the motor industry – Sponsored by Autotech

  • Dan Pritchard & Willian Davies, NPTC Group of Colleges
  • Thatcham Research
  • Eliott Smith, Pro-Moto

Contribution to the work of the IMI - Sponsored by Castrol

  • BMW Academy
  • Pete Jackson, Lincoln College
  • Cardiff & Vale College

Congratulations to all our candidates, we are looking forward to revealing the winners on 17 March 2022.

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With my very best wishes