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.
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.