Double Nomination for Nationwide in IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards 2018

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Double Nomination for Nationwide in IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards 2018

October 10th, 2018|Awards|0 Comments

Nationwide Accident Repair Services continue to celebrate success with two Nationwide finalists announced in the IMI Outstanding Achiever Awards 2018.

The annual awards celebrate excellent achievements across the motor industry, and for the fourth year running, Nationwide’s Technical Training and Professional Development Academy have been nominated in the IMI Approved Centre of the Year category. Having taken the same award home for the past three years, the team are delighted to have made the finalist list once again.

Chris McGowan, Technical Training Manager at the Academy, said: “This year has been a fantastic year for the Training Academy, it saw us launch our new external training offering, not to mentioning hosting the IMI National Qualifiers earlier in the year. We have seen success after success and to be nominated in this category again is such a pleasure.

“To have won this award three years in a row is something we’re truly proud of at Nationwide and we are very much looking forward to this year’s award ceremony. Best of luck to everyone nominated.”

Nationwide could see a double scoop this year, with NCRC Scarborough’s Paul Tookey having been named as a finalist in the IMI Accredited Professional Award category. Paul is hoping to follow in fellow Nationwide Team Member, Rick Prior’s footsteps, after he landed the same award in 2017.

Currently holding three IMI (ATA) Accreditations in Senior Panel, Senior MET and Auto Glazing, Paul is an excellent candidate for this award. His involvement in the automotive industry doesn’t stop at work, as in his spare time he also organises the Whitby Custom Show, a popular custom and classic car show.

Paul’s Manager, Andrew Chapman, said: “I felt such a sense of pride when I first heard that Paul had been nominated for the IMI Accredited Professional Award, working in this industry for over 35 years there is no-one more deserving of the recognition he is now receiving.

“Every day Paul comes into work with a brilliant ‘can do’ attitude, making him the ‘go to guy’ for help with any intricate, out of the ordinary or technical repairs and problem solving. He is always looking for new ways to develop and improve the way he works and share his knowledge with the team around him. He is the most modest, unassuming guy in the workplace who just gets things done efficiently, effectively and safely. He is a genuine star and an inspiration to all.”

The awards take place on Thursday 18th October, at the IMI, Fanshaws, with an address from HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

The IMI Accredited Nationwide Technical Training & Development Academy offers a range of technical training courses and IMI (ATA) Accreditations. To request a copy of the Training Prospectus please email:

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