REPXPERT Workshop of the Year receives prizes


East Boldon Motors became the first ever Workshop of the Year in the  REPXPERT Awards, which took place during the inaugural Schaeffler REPXPERT Conference in May, and the garage was recently visited by the REPXPERT team, who presented the owners of the workshop with their prizes.


On the day of the REPXPERT visit, garage co-owners Anthony Cook and Keith Lumsdon received their Workshop of the Year trophy and a special voucher containing 250,000 REPXPERT points which they can spend on tools, branded clothing, training and more.


East Boldon Motors was named as champion in recognition of the way the business has used its REPXPERT membership. Anthony and Keith had both been unable to attend the event, which was held on Wednesday 22nd May. As a result, the REPXPERT team was more than happy to make the trip up to the North East to undertake the prize-giving.


The business is based just outside the village of East Boldon in Tyne and Wear.  Running since 2008, the garage moved to its present site during summer 2020. The garage fields five ramps in the workshop and also boasts a team of five staff. “We are really pleased to have won,” said Anthony Cook. “We will keep collecting our REPXPERT points on the LuK, INA and FAG parts we buy. We use them because they are the best. We get really good value from the REPXPERT app too. Technical information and videos can be accessed through it, and we use these a lot.”


On what they would do with the 250,000 REPXPERT points haul they received as part of their prize, Anthony said: “We will give them to our youngest staff member Stephen Ramsay, and he will most likely use them to buy more tools and new workwear.”


Workshop of the Year was one of three awards presented at the conference, which was held at Coventry’s Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC), and the winners were named in front of an audience of over 250 technicians, business leaders and sector figures.


“East Boldon Motors more than deserved to be named Workshop of the Year in the inaugural REPXPERT Awards,” said Matthew Selby, Sales and Marketing Director at Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd, “and it is great to see that Anthony and Keith now have their well-earned prizes in their possession.”


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