Welcome to Vantage Automotive who has come on board as a sponsor for the 2018 Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards. Vantage, a registered training organisation which provides training for a number of manufacturers, such as Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo, is expanding its offering into the bodyshop sphere. The company has a large welding training area in its Sydney Centre of Excellence and runs a number of other courses of interest to repairers such as working safely with electric vehicles. Vantage Automotive will be presenting the Rising Star award at our industry night of nights gala dinner in Melbourne on 12 October.
Gary Davenport, general manager corporate services said: "We're delighted to sponsor the Paint and Panel Bodyshop Awards. Our company mantra is 'alignment, efficiency, quality and sustainability' which couldn't be a better fit for awards which recognise industry excellence.
"We've been training apprentices for 15 years many of who have gone on to have successful careers in the vehicle aftermarket industry, so we're especially pleased to be sponsoring the Rising Star award."
The nominations for Rising Star 2018 so far are:
Greg Agoulian Basha Autohaus NSW
Damian Caddies Combined Auto Repairs QLD
Ben Abbott Fleurieu Crash Repairs VIC
Steve Sferruzzi Seaford Crash Repairs SA
Milorad Lalic Delta Crash Repairs SA
Carly Ruggeri Euro Panels VIC
Nathan Callaghan Calmack Smash Repairs WA
Hayden Gillon Hunter Valley Smash Repairs NSW
Ben Napoli Carisbrook Collision Repair Centre SA