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Aftermarket Top Technician 2022 Finalist’s Confirmed

The Top Technician semi-finals were held on September 3rd at Delphi Technologies in Warwick, where the final technicians competed in the penultimate stage of the competition to decide the line-up for this year's final five. 

The Top Technician 2022 finalists returning on 1st October will be: 

• Gary Birse, Motech Garage, Forfar, Scotland 
• John Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire 
• Oliver Hayward, Mercedes-Benz of Southampton 
• Andrew West, Erme Valley Autos, Erminton, Devon 
• Nigel Yardley, Yardley’s Garage, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire 

This group will compete in a series of 50-minute technical and diagnostic challenges devised by the judges, from which the runner-up and winner will be determined. We'll learn who the winners are at the Top Technician and Top Garage Awards Evening on Saturday, October 1st, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry.  


The Top Garage 2022 finalists returning on 1st October will be: 

1-3 Employees 

  • Rowes Honda 

  • A&J Fleetcare ltd 

  • Warmington Garage 


4-6 Employees 

  • Fergie’s German Vehicle Specialists 

  • Fife Autotech ltd 

  • C S N Autos Ltd 

  • CT Cars 

  • Direct garage services 

  • Billingborough Cars & Commercials Ltd 


7-9 Employees 

  • Cleevely Motors Ltd 

  • Cardoc Limited 

  • Millers Motor Services 

  • Stedmans Garage 

  • Bryan Swales Auto Repairs 

  • Robert Cockings Motor Repairs Ltd 


10+ Employees 

  • Oldfields Garage Services Ltd 

  • QCD Autocentres Milton Keynes Ltd 

  • Jackson Phillips 

  • AAK Autos 



  • CCM 

  • HallCraft Ltd 

  • Hunters of Linlithgow 

  • Shaikly Motor Company 

  • Manheim vehicle solutions 


The Top Garage winners will also be announced that evening, since the Top Garage final also takes place at the Delphi Technical Training Centre on the 1st October. Garages will compete for the title of Top Garage, classed by size (number of employees) 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10+ and multi-site.

Top Technician and Top Garage clearly demonstrates the importance of learning and the development of skills, while also inspiring mechanics and businesses to be the best they can be.   

Joining the judging panel for Top Technician 2022 will be Damien Coleman – Product Manager, and Diagnostic Specialist, who has worked for Snap-on for over 16 years.  

Damien commented: “It is a great honour to support Top Technician and Top Garage and represent Snap-on, we’ve witnessed some excellent technical abilities throughout the rounds. All the finalists, this year are really strong and I am really looking forward to the final challenges on the 1st October. 

Mark Ost, General Manager at Snap-on Diagnostics and Garage Equipment, said: “Snap-on is delighted to be working with the team behind Top Technician and Top Garage as proud sponsors for 2022.  

 “Central to our purpose at Snap-on is technicians having the ability to do their job well and as a result, we strongly believe in the value of training in the automotive industry in order to provide technicians with the opportunity to be the best they can be to level up our industry.  

 “These events demonstrate the importance of continuous learning and the positive impact it has on both businesses and individuals. In our rapidly changing industry, developing skills and staying up to date on the latest challenges is more important than ever.  

 “Snap-on thank everyone who has so far participated in the competition and a huge congratulations to all of the finalists for both Top Technician and Top Garage 2022, and best of luck in the final round!”