Berkshire-based mechanic Shaun Miller has been named as Top Technician 2018, identifying him as the best garage professional in the UK.
Top Technician saw another extremely tight final this year. Shaun, who is from Millers Garage in Newbury, claimed the title by showing first class diagnostic prowess and fault finding abilities on a range of vehicles. Shaun’s win follows his extremely good showing in 2017, when he was runner up.
Commenting on his victory in the competition, Shaun said: “I am so delighted to be Top Technician 2018. Half a lifetime has gone into this achievement, since I first started in the industry. I wanted to win Top Technician since I first heard about it seven years ago, and now I have. It’s amazing to have this trophy.”
Matthew Pestridge of D&D Autos Ashford, Kent was named as runner-up for 2018.
This year saw almost 1,000 techs take the initial online test, with that number brought down to ten for a practical semi-final and five for the final, where contestants have to show their skills fixing faults placed on vehicles by a team of industry experts. The final was followed by the Top Technician/Top Garage Gala Dinner, where the winners for both Top Technician and sister competition Top Garage were named.
As winner, Shaun received an extensive prize package, including items from all the sponsors as well as a cash prize from Aftermarket magazine. Matthew also received a runner-up prize package from the sponsors and the magazine.
Top Technician 2018 and Top Garage 2018 come to you in association with ABC Awards, Auto iQ, the Garage Equipment Association (GEA), the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) and the Independent Garage Association (IGA).
Top Technician 2018 and Top Garage 2018 are sponsored by Pico Technology, Pro-Align, Ring Automotive and Snap-on.