Compass – The Headline Sponsor of the Paint & Panel 2023 Bodyshop Awards

Compass has been a big supporter of the Paint & Panel Bodyshop Industry Awards for nearly ten years.

We were honoured to have taken on the role as the headline sponsor at the 2023 Bodyshop Industry Awards for the fourth year in a row.

“Fantastic to be involved in the Paint and Panel Awards as this year’s headline sponsor. Mixing it up with a change to the Gold Coast saw the attendance rise to 350 with many left disappointed as they couldn’t get a ticket. With more awards than ever its always great to see surprised winner come up on stage and then be lost for words as they are so overwhelmed at their achievements. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you at the 2024 awards in…? “

– James Frape, CEO of Compass.

Compass is delighted to be a part of such a prestigious event, with the goal of shining the light on individuals and businesses within an industry that earns its night out under the stars.

2023 Bodyshop Awards

On Friday 17th November 2023, the Bodyshop Awards night was held on the Gold Coast at HOTA. As the Headline sponsor, Compass was proud to attend to support all finalists and congratulate the winners from each category.
The event was a resounding success, completely sold out with 350 attendees from the repair industry and suppliers coming together to commemorate a remarkable year. This year posed new challenges amidst a resurgence in business, and the atmosphere was electric. The MC had everyone in stitches, setting an upbeat tone for the evening.

“Compass have been the headline sponsor for the Paint & Panel Bodyshop awards for seven years now. Their support has been invaluable in raising awareness of the program and helping to grow the awards night of nights each year. James’ suggestion to hold the awards on the Gold Coast this year was a spectacular success, although we won’t be going with his bid for Fiji next year. We love the fact that the Compass team all get behind the awards either nominating their customers or encouraging them to take part” – Sam Street, Paint & Panel.

It’s been fantastic to witness growing participation as the awards continue to elevate – each passing year, hardworking, high-achieving individuals and their teams set a higher standard. This year was no different; the quality was evident as the awards unfolded. Commencing with individual and best practice recognitions, the highlight was the induction of Robin Taylor from Axalta into the inaugural Hall of Fame. This year’s deserving recipient, Steve O’Brien from iBodyshop, truly embodies excellence, creating the gold standard in bodyshop management packages that have revolutionised the way shops now work in Australia.

Help us in congratulating the following 2023 Bodyshop Award Winners…

Best Shop Awards

  • Best New Shop
    • Reneew Collision Repair Centre, WA
  • Best Boutique Shop
    • Tony Farrugia Bodyworks, ACT
  • Best Large Shop
    • Eblen Collision Repairs, SA
  • Best Country Repairer
    • Geoff Richards Panel Beating, Dubbo, NSW
  • Best Corporate Shop
    • Gemini Pinkenba, QLD
  • Best Multi-Site Operator
    • Sheen Panel Service, VIC
  • Best Dealer Owned Shop
    • Northshore BMW Bodyshop, NSW

Best Practice Awards

  • Best Customer Experience
    • Reneew Collision Repair Centre, WA
  • Best Workplace MSO
    • Sheen Panel Service, VIC
  • Best Workplace
    • Bissells Paint and Panel, QLD
  • Business Excellence
    • Geoff Richards Panelbeating, NSW
  • Community & Social Responsibility
    • Sheen Panel Service, VIC
  • Safety Award
    • Sheen Panel Service, VIC

Individual Awards

  • Manager of the Year
    • Joseph Ricciardi, Gino’s Panel & Paint, WA
  • Young Achiever
    • Michale Walden Gemini Townsville AMA Group, QLD
  • Hall of Fame
    • Steve O’Brien, iBodyshop
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Bodyshop Awards on an incredible effort, we’re eagerly looking forward to the excitement and excellence the 2024 Bodyshop Awards will bring!
Enjoy these shots taken at the Gold Coast 2023 Bodyshop Awards…

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