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Spies Hecker wins British Repairers’ Choice Award


Spies Hecker has won the British Repairers’ Choice Award for most highly-rated paint brand of the year 2016 – 2017. The honour was announced at the ABP (Auto Body Professionals) Night of Knights annual awards ceremony held on November 16 2016 at Resorts World, Birmingham.

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In this the eighth year of the awards, a record number of repairers across the UK voted for their most highly rated paint brand. The voters were asked to rate the brands from excellent to very poor. Seventy-eight percent of Spies Hecker’s ratings were either excellent or very good, clinching them the title. The field was open to any paint brand, and four brands, including Spies Hecker, were shortlisted.

Anthony Cashel, Marketing Manager for Axalta in the UK and Ireland, accepted the award, which was presented by Jo Salter, the Royal Air Force’s first female fighter pilot, and Kevern Thompson, UK Operations Manager, CAPS.

Cashel said, “this is a great honour because it was the repairers themselves who voted for us. I would like to thank them, as well as all of our industry partners who help us deliver this brand’s outstanding products and services to refinishers around the UK and Ireland.”

ABP, founded in 2004, has a membership of over 2,500 bodyshop professionals, insurers, accident managers, suppliers and trade bodies.