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Vehicle Recycling Excellence Awards – Now is the time to enter!

Do you or your company have an example of outstanding performance, innovation or service in the vehicle recycling sector?


Vehicle Recycling Excellence Awards - Now is the time to enter! soc

If so, then the Vehicle Recycling Excellence Awards, in association with ATF Professional, provide a great opportunity to present your case to the judges and a memorable occasion to network with your peers and celebrate success with your team.

If you want to win one of the first-ever Vehicle Recycling Excellence Awards, there’s still time to get your entry in! But the closing date of July 29 is fast approaching, and you need to act now!

If you haven’t already entered, here is what you need to do …

First, read through the category list and pick the categories you might enter. The categories cover vehicle recycling fully, and we are sure every company and individual can find something relevant for them. Check the Awards’ website for the full category list and loads more helpful information. We’ll do everything we can to make entering as easy and stress-free as possible, and you’ll find a wealth of guidance on the Useful Advice page at There’s something for everyone!

The first entry is charged at £200 + VAT. Second and subsequent entries are £100 + VAT each.

If you need assistance, please call 0330 635 5005 and speak to Matt or Olivia.

Once the entries are in, expert judges will vote independently for the company, service or activity they think is best in a given category. Winners of the Vehicle Recycling Excellence Awards will know they’ve won an award that has been judged independently, impartially and marked purely on merit and in context.

The Finalists companies will be named no later than August 19, and the second stage of judging to ratify final placings should be complete by the end of the first week in September. 

A dinner and ceremony on November 4 at the National Conference Centre on the same site as the National Motorcycle Museum will see every winner receive a custom-designed trophy and the applause they deserve. And for those not receiving a trophy, the evening is just as much for them as they get to celebrate the achievements of the vehicle recycling industry with their fellow finalists and the winners.

If you win an award, wouldn’t it be better that a representative from your company attends the event in person to receive the coveted trophy? This is not to say you cannot attend if you have not entered a category. You can book a place or even a table for you and your company to enjoy a fabulous night out, with networking opportunities, great food and drinks and entertainment. So why not be a part of this celebration of vehicle recycling industry achievements? 

EARLYBIRD individual places cost £200 + VAT each, or a table of 10 for £1,750 plus VAT. There are no other hidden costs relating to submitting an entry or attending the Awards event.

We look forward to seeing you on November 4 in the Britannia Suite at the National Conference Centre for the first-ever Vehicle Recycling Excellence Awards!

Please remember: the final deadline for entries is July 29. Be sure to get your entries in before the deadline. 

To see the category list, click here and to enter a category, click here.

To read the useful advice provided, go to

To attend the event, click here.

For all information, go to, and for assistance, please call 0330 635 5005 and speak to Matt or Olivia.

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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.