Read through the job titles of those nominated for this NRMA-sponsored award for women who are contributing to and making a difference in smash repair shops.
Owners, managers, accounts, customer service and even a panel beater, plus many of these women perform other vital roles in the company such as OH&S, payroll, estimating, parts ordering – there is a woman performing every job that can be undertaken in a bodyshop.
While it is acknowledged that many women work in smash repair, it is still perceived as a male-dominated industry and the spotlight doesn’t shine on women as much as it does on men.
This award sets out to redress the balance.
Is anyone missing?
There is still plenty of time to nominate other candidates. There will be five women selected and profiled in the magazine over the course of the year.
Those five will be invited to a celebratory lunch in Sydney where an overall winner will be announced.
If you know someone who is making a difference in your business or if you are that person, don’t be shy, nominate now.
Let us know not only what you contribute to the business but also if you have any involvement with trade or local business associations, schools, apprentice training or other initiatives which help to raise the community profile of the shop.
You can enter online at www.paintandpanel.com.au by clicking on the banner advertisement on the home page.
Meanwhile Paint & Panel will be finding out more about those already nominated and then facing the difficult task of choosing two of the five finalists.
Women in Smash Repair nominees so far:
Lombardi Bros and group
Ezyfix Auto Refinishing
Cairns Accident Repair Centre
Mark McHugh Bodyworks
Calmack Smash Repairs
Seabreeze Premium Motor Body Repairs
Alpha Accident Repairs
Eastland Body Repairs
AAA Accident Repair Centre
Estate Smash Repairs
Stranks Smash Repairs
office and financial manager
Network Auto Paint & Panel
Allens Vehicle Refinishers
operations manager Willmot Smash Repair Specialist
Willmot Smash Repairs Specialist
Impact Smash Repairs
receptionist and customer service
Cowper Smash Repairs
manager, estimator, owners
Estate Smash Repairs
Duracraft Accident Repair Centre
Whittlesea Smash Repairs
Mt Pleasant Crash Repairs
operations manager/parts specialist
Barry James Smash Repairs
Cranbourne Body Motor Works
Olivia Colangelo Couch
Premier Panel Services
Scientific Motor body Works
Wales Truck Repairs
office and finance manager
Smithfield Collision Repair Centre
Snowy Mountains Crash Repairs
Graham Hill Smash Repair
Impact Panel Works
Como Panel and Paint
Combined Motor Industries
Monza Crash Repairs and group
Meltham Motors Accident Repair Centre