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Best in automotive crowned

13 May 2023

Victoria and Tasmania’s finest automotive businesses and top apprentices have been revealed.

Sixteen elite businesses, business people and apprentices have been announced as leaders in their field at the 2023 Automotive Industry Awards, the premier night dedicated to the Victorian and Tasmanian automotive industry.  

Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) CEO Geoff Gwilym said the awards demonstrate member and apprentice commitment to quality and customer service.
“It is a huge accolade to be named the best in Victoria and Tasmania. These winners go above and beyond, and have proved themselves more than worthy of these titles,” Mr Gwilym said.
Categories crowned at the 2023 Automotive Industry Awards include Best Small and Best Large Business, Employer of the Year, Employee of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

Additionally, Outstanding 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Apprentice, Outstanding Trainee and the VACC and TACC Progressive Excellence Awards, were announced.

“The Automotive Industry Awards have been very well supported this year, proving they are valued by industry and recognised by consumers,” said Mr Gwilym.

An independent judge evaluated entries based on business management, workplace practices, customer service and environmental impacts. To ensure only the finest of VACC and TACC’s more than 5,000 members would be crowned, finalists were randomly audited.

“Congratulations to all of our 2023 winners and finalists. We recommend them to Victorian and Tasmanian motorists. Remember to look for the famous orange sign: the mark of the industry professional,” said Mr Gwilym.

Winners were announced at the VACC President’s Gala Dinner, a formal evening that combined industry awards and apprentice graduation festivities. Attendees heard from master of ceremonies, VACC Ambassador Shane Jacobson, and a string of top-notch entertainers on Saturday 13 May at the Palladium at Crown, Melbourne. 

Special thanks to major event partner and President’s Awards sponsor DENSO for its support, as well as AIA category sponsors Podium, OurAuto Insurance, Commonwealth Bank, Bendix, Zembl and Haynes Australia. Additionally, VACC and TACC Automotive Apprenticeships sponsors, Spirit Super, Mas NationalSP Tools, and the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance.

See the complete list of 2023 Automotive Industry Awards winners.


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