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Glamour and Glory: Unveiling the Stars of Vehicle Recycling at the ATF Professional Awards Gala 2023

On the night of the 9th of November, 2023, the prestigious ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards unfolded at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, revealing the industry’s shining stars. With a sold-out event and over 220 enthusiastic attendees, the atmosphere was charged with anticipation.


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The Winners of the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards 2023

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As guests arrived, the museum’s exterior walls came to life, digitally showcasing captivating images related to the vehicle recycling industry. Inside and out, vehicles transformed into artistic masterpieces by Hereford College of Arts students confirmed that guests were indeed at the epicentre of the celebration.

The evening started with a delightful drinks reception within the museum, where attendees savoured their favourite beverages amid the company of cars, forging new connections and rekindling old friendships.

Amidst an exquisite three-course dinner, table magicians wove their magic, adding an extra layer of entertainment. The Flat Cap Brass Band added to the excitement, strolling among tables and setting the stage for the evening’s proceedings. Host Alfie Moore regaled the audience with humorous anecdotes from his time in the police force, setting a lively tone.

Haydn Davies and Sian Courtney, Directors of ATF Professional, expressed gratitude for the attendees and provided insights into the evening’s schedule. Mia Constable, Head of Business Development from e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management, the headline sponsor, emphasised the significance of the awards and their promising future.

The room buzzed with anticipation as 17 award winners were announced, each greeted with thunderous applause.

Following the formalities, the Flat Cap Brass Band returned to the stage, ushering in a lively party atmosphere. Guests ventured into the gallery, greeted by a plethora of entertainment, including the highly anticipated Bucking Bronco. The industry’s generosity shone as funds were raised for the chosen charity of the night, Cure Leukaemia.

Haydn Davies, Director of ATF Professional, reflected:

“It was an honour to host such a magnificent event, celebrating the dedicated work within this industry. We are grateful for the overwhelming support that transformed our vision into a reality. Congratulations to the winners, and heartfelt thanks to all participants. Plans are underway for an even bigger event next year, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone.”

Discover the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Awards 2023 winners by clicking here to view the winners’ book.

Download photos capturing the night’s magic here.


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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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