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.

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.

Founded in 1957, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognised brand specializing in the provision of placement vehicles. In the UK alone, Enterprise operates in excess of 60,000 vehicles through a network of over 370 branches.

Enterprise prides itself on its ability to react quickly to changes and challenges in the market. This flexibility, together with a continuous focus on innovation and service excellence, means Enterprise has the strength and ability to succeed, no matter what the market conditions.

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.

Plan Insurance Brokers are motor trade specialists. We offer expert advice based on over 25 years of experience, exclusive premiums from leading insurers and independently accredited gold standard service.

ABP Club members can obtain greater value bodyshop insurance. Contact Plan for a quotation and our friendly team will efficiently gather all the required information. It pays to have a Plan.

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.