The IMI has won the Education Award at the 2003 Bodyshop Magazine Industry Awards, for its Pre-Apprenticeship programme in body repair and refinishing for 14-16 year olds.
The award was presented to Sarah Sillars, IMI chief executive, in front of more than 900 people who attended the prestigious gala event, held at Celtic Manor. Now in its seventh year, the Bodyshop Magazine Industry Awards has become a benchmark for excellence in the body repair business. Congratulations also to the following IMI members, who collected awards:Young Painter of the Year Paul Lennon (IMI Student)
John Lennon Accident Repair Specialists, Co Tyrone Outstanding Achievement Award Karl Vella FIMI
Managing Director, Karl Vella Autobody Repairs Lifetime Achievement Award Ken Roberts LAE FIMI
Strategic Development Director, Thatcham (Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre)