Launch UK, the only genuine supplier of the renowned brand of Launch diagnostic equipment to the UK, was the proud sponsor of ‘Best Community Initiative’, one of the six categories for this year’s ‘Garage of the Year’ award hosted by Automechanika Birmingham in partnership with Garage Wire.

Category winners

Best Large Garage: D&D Autos (Ashford) Ltd

Best Small Garage: Hillclimb Garage

Auto-mechanik of the Year: Marcin Chilpala – Lindleys Autocentres

Technology Innovation: Bee Cool ACS

Business Innovation: In-Town Automotive

Best Community Initiative sponsored by Launch UK: The Garage (Whitburn) Ltd

The competition saw winners Hillclimb Garage, with the High Wycombe-based workshop, pick up the £1000 prize.

Hillclimb was up against five other finalists, all of whom had been chosen from 38 shortlisted contenders across six categories and announced at a special evening dinner held in the Director’s Lounge, Aston Villa Football Club on Tuesday 5 June.

Launch UK was also making its presence at the show itself, where the company’s technical experts were on stand to offer their technical know-how and answer any questions, along with the opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of Launch’s latest diagnostic solutions such as theX-431 PRO4, leak detectors SMOKE 1 and SMOKE 2 and ATF Machine CAT501S, a fully featured automatic transmission cleaner and fluid exchanger.