‘Best event for years’ – IAAF Annual Awards & Dinner 2019 a roaring success
Praise has been heaped on IAAF’s Annual Awards & Dinner 2019, with many calling it the Federation’s “best event for years.” The sell-out event, held for the third year running at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes and sponsored by Alliance Automotive UK (AAUK), saw around 600 guests in attendance, uniting the aftermarket as it gathered under one roof for a special evening of plaudits and entertainment.
IAAF president Terry Knox kicked off proceedings, highlighting the varied and very important work IAAF does and thanked the membership for their support. IAAF chief executive, Wendy Williamson followed this up by issuing a rallying call to the aftermarket stating that despite all the changes and challenges in 2019, IAAF will continue to fight for a prosperous and effective independent automotive aftermarket.
Guests were kept thoroughly entertained throughout the course of the evening by the electrifying string quartet Asteria and comedian, Alfie Moore, whose tales of his time as a policeman kept people laughing well into the night.
Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said: “I have been overwhelmed by the enormously positive feedback at this year’s event. The independent automotive aftermarket is very much alive and kicking and we will take this positivity forward into 2020. Thank you to everyone that attended the event and for their ongoing support of IAAF.”
The IAAF Annual Awards were also announced and runners up and winners were as follows:
Car Distributor of the Year (sponsored by DENSO Aftermarket Sales UK)
- Winner: Autosupplies Chesterfield
- Runner Up: Motor Parts Direct
Car Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Elcome)
- Winner: MAHLE Aftermarket UK
- Runner Up: GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK
CV Distributor of the Year (sponsored by Eminox)
- Winner: Robert Carter (MF)
- Runner Up: Allparts CV & Industrial
CV Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Boswell Aftermarket)
- Winner: First Line Ltd
- Runner Up: TTC (Truck & Trailer Components
Service Supplier of the Year (sponsored by Fil Filter)
- Winner: Whocanfixmycar.com
- Runner Up: PG Automotive
Golf Challenge Award
- Winner: Sogefi Filtration UK
All guests were able to make a charitable donation to the automotive industry charity, BEN, which, together with money donated from the IAAF Golf Days held over the summer, successfully raised a total of more than £6000.