SMTA Annual Dinner & Awards 2022

The SMTA held its black-tie dinner on Thursday 27th October at the Hilton Glasgow, we played host to an audience of 330 guests from all sectors of the Scottish motor trade, the event was also attended by fellow trade associations from the rest of the UK, Southern Ireland and Brussels.

We were delighted to award a number of our members with our C.A.R Star Awards – (Community Activity Recognition) Awards recognising these members that have given up their time or funds and in doing so contributed to their local community-based projects and charities. It is always humbling to highlight these efforts and we feel that these actions deserved to be rewarded.  This process just serves to display that all of our members businesses form part of the community within which they trade and sometimes it is nice to let everyone know that they are not just somewhere to buy a car or get your car repaired!

Sandy Burgess commenting on the Award winners said “On behalf of SMTA, we are delighted to be able to broadcast some of the wonderful contributions made to local charities and their respective communities by our membership, day in and day out, these awards are so diverse and well deserved it really can be quite humbling handing them out!”


The list of winners 2022:

Anderson Clark Motor Repairs,  Inverness

Your Ford Centre, Fife & East Lothian

Mojo Automobile Solutions, Glasgow

C D Copland, Monifieth


Highly Commended for 2022 

Kilgannon Motors

Assured Cars Scotland


SMTA also awarded their Skills Star award to an up-and-coming young technician – Tori-Leigh Adams.  Nineteen-year-old Tori-Leigh, who has a passion for motor racing, realised from a young age that there were no young women working as mechanics and now she has qualified, gaining her Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair and is keen to find automotive employment.  

Lastly, our President’s Award 2022 went to Graham Clark of Anderson Clark Motor Repairs in Inverness.  A worthy winner of our coveted President’s Award, Graham has been in the industry for many years and is very well respected in the Inverness area for his quality approach to everything they do as well as the huge contributions he and his team make to their community with various fund-raising exploits and efforts.