Pate was presented with her trophy along with other finalists from the 2015 awards programme,

Kristie Pate has been running Kingswood Smash Repairs (KSR) in Penrith, NSW since she was 23 when she and her brother bought her father out.

Donna Robson is the first Women in Smash finalist selected for 2015.

Samantha Leonard from Forbes Smash in country New South Wales is our youngest finalist so far in Women in Smash Repair.

Sharon McHugh is one of a growing number of female smash repair shop owners. She has been selected as our second of five Women in Smash Repair finalists.