The 2022 Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards finalists are revealed today – congratulations to everyone who took part and especially to the finalists chosen.

The Awards have been substantially restructured this year. Instead of state winners for the best shop awards, we have selected the best candidates in the country as finalists and only one national winner has been chosen. Winners for all the awards will be announced at a glittering presentation night in Melbourne on 11 November at the Aerial Function Centre. The night is to celebrate excellence and achievement in the industry and all are welcome – at least up to 300 people are – tickets are limited. 

National Best Shop Awards 

The national winner will be selected from the following finalists. 

Awards will be live and in person for the first time since 2019.

Best New Shop  

Collision 1 WA 

Gemini Rockhampton QLD 

MSR Crestmead QLD 

Best Shop - Boutique 

Basha Autohaus NSW 

Essendon Panels VIC 

Fix Auto Mulgrave VIC 

Perth Autobody Repairs WA 

Sheen Panel Service Ferntree Gully VIC 

Stylemaster Panels VIC 

 Best Shop - Large  

Adams Smash Repairs NSW 

B&A Motor Body Repairs VIC 

Bodytech Automotive NSW 

Drive Accident Solutions QLD 

J&M Smash Repairs WA 


Sommerville Smash Repairs QLD 

The Body Repair Shop SA 

Weststar Prestige Paint and Panel VIC 

Willmot Smash Repair Specialist QLD 

Best Country Repairer 

Burchell Panels VIC 

Complete Body Craft VIC 

Geoff Richards Panel Beating NSW 

JVS Bodyworks SA 

Sampsons Car Repairs NSW 


Best Corporate Shop 

Capital S.M.A.R.T Tullamarine Plus VIC 

MotorOne Autobody Acacia Ridge QLD 


Best Multi-Site Operator 

Fortress Collision Repair Services QLD, NSW 

Western General Bodyworks Group QLD, VIC, NSW 

Best Practice Awards

Join us for an exceptional evening on 11 November where the industry comes together to celebrate the winning businesses and individuals.


Best Customer Experience 

AutoXCarCare VIC 

B&A Motor Body Repairs VIC 

Drive Accident Solutions QLD 

Essendon Panels VIC 

Perth Autobody Repairs WA 

Best Workplace 

AMA Group 

MPSR Group 

Business Excellence   

Drive Accident Solutions QLD 

Essendon Panels VIC 


Community & Social Responsibility 

Car Craft Group, WA 

Gemini Townsville QLD 

Hawkesbury City Smash NSW 

Digital Excellence 

Drive Accident Solutions QLD 


 Bodyshop Manager of the Year 

Andrew Swift, Gemini Melville WA 

Bradley Harwood, Kate Presnell Bodyworks TAS 

Jeremy Wilks, Northshore BMW Bodyshop NSW 

Benjamin Stewart, Stylemaster Panels VIC  

Safety Award 

AMA Group 

MPSR Group 

Young Achiever 

Lachlan Boyle-Bridgens, Vehicle Body Technician, Drive Accident Solutions QLD 

Eli Taylor, Vehicle Body Technician, Gemini Townsville, QLD 

Jonathon Dwyer, Refinish Technician, Minarelli Smash Repairs, NSW 

Liam Standage, Refinish technician, MPSR Group NSW 

Jordan Damer, Vehicle Body Technician, Perth Autobody Repairs WA 



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