The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Awards & Dinner 2017 welcomed industry professionals with a ‘fresh new look’, as it celebrated the hard work carried out by the independent aftermarket over the past year.
The prestigious event, held for the first time at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, was larger than in previous years with close to 600 guests in attendance. Sponsored by Automotive Alliance Group, it again united the aftermarket for its distinguished annual gathering, presenting professionals with the opportunity to network over a four-course meal set in state-of-the-art surroundings.
Guests were kept entertained throughout the course of the evening by IAAF’s guest speaker and world renowned F1 driver Johnny Herbert, one of the greatest all-round racing drivers in the history of motorsport, as he shared highlights of his illustrious career with the audience.
Talented duo Limerence performed for the nearly 600 guests in attendance with a live after-dinner acoustic set.
The IAAF Annual Awards were also announced and runners up and winners were as follows:
Car Distributor of Excellence
Winner: Autosupplies (Chesterfield)
Runner Up: Fast Parts Wales
Car Supplier of Excellence
Winner: MAHLE Aftermarket Ltd
Runner Up: Apec Braking
CV Supplier of Excellence
Winner: Roadlink International
Runner Up: Exol Lubricants
CV Distributor of Excellence
Winner: David Hugget Motor Factors
Runner Up: DB Wilson & Co.
All guests were able to make a charitable donation to the automotive industry charity, BEN, which successfully raised nearly £10,000, collected on the night and from IAAF’s fundraising golf days which took place in July.
IAAF chief executive, Wendy Williamson, said: “We’re thrilled with another successful awards dinner and what a fantastic new location to hold it in. It is great to welcome even more guests this year and see a whole host of new members enjoying a superb evening. We’re already looking forward to doing it all again next year!”