Clive Woolford's Garage, Tewkesbury wins Golden Garage Award
12th April 2011
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Motor Codes - the government-backed self-regulatory body for the motor industry - last week announced the nation’s winning service and repair centre, as voted for by motorists.

Clive Woolford's Garage of Tewkesbury beat off competition from across the nation to win the 2011 Golden Garage Award!

Clive Woolford's can be contacted on 01684 869560, ask for Ian or Sue. You can be assured of the best possible levels of service. After all, thousands of customers cannot be wrong!

 Motorists have voted in their thousands to find the UK’s best car service centre in the 2011 Golden Garages competition and independent garage, Clive Woolford Motor Engineers, based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, has been awarded the top accolade. 

To read many of Clive Woolford's Customer Testimonials, please click here

Golden Garages is an annual initiative run by automotive industry self-regulator, Motor Codes, as part of its aim to map out a network of trustworthy car service and repair centres across the UK – based largely on direct customer recommendation.  (

Overjoyed at winning the 2011 Golden Garages title, Ian Boskett, the present owner of Clive Woolford Motor Engineers who started out his career with the business as an apprentice in 1978 said, “We pride ourselves in providing a friendly, trustworthy, family-run business that our customers can rely on to provide them with value for money and excellent customer service.  Winning the Golden Garages competition means so much to us, as it is actually based on the votes and recommendations of our customers – that’s the biggest compliment any business can get. I’d like to thank our customers for voting for us and to all the Clive Woolford team for going the extra mile every day”.

Alongside the coveted title of the UK’s ‘Golden Garage’, Clive Woolford Motor Engineers receives a share of a prize fund worth £12,000, including Snap-on tools and Unipart vouchers. 

Motor Codes Managing Director, Chris Mason, explains why the judges awarded the Golden Garages accolade to Clive Woolford Motor Engineers, “All of the judges felt that the standard of the competition was very high this year and it was great to see such positive customer feedback.”

“However, Clive Woolford stood out for us.  As well as exemplary customer service that is truly appreciated by motorists, the business feels like a part of the community.  It supports the local churches and theatre, working to keep their support vehicles and minibuses on the road.  Plus, it recently ran a workshop evening, teaching sixth formers basic car maintenance.”

The top 10 finalists in this year’s contest, selected from regions across the UK, were independently assessed by the RAC, to monitor quality of service, value for money and overall customer satisfaction, before the Motor Codes judging panel voted for the top performer, based on a detailed submission.  The judging panel comprised TV personality Mike Brewer, What Car? Editor-in-Chief Steve Fowler, Emma Butcher, Editor of Car and Accessory Trader and Motor Codes Managing Director, Chris Mason.

Clive Woolford Motor Engineers has been trading for 34 years, employs 11 members of staff and, as well as subscribing to Motor Codes, operates as an Independent Unipart Car Care Centre. 

Complementing the Golden Garages competition, Motor Codes runs a garage finder on its website that points people to local garages that subscribe to its customer service guidelines.  Each garage has a profile page, complete with ratings generated by customers.

“It’s this word of mouth recommendation that’s so important”, adds Chris. “Our feedback shows us that people will drive some distance to get the service they know and trust or that friends have told them about. Golden Garages will help spread the word about the good guys.”

To find out more about Clive Woolford Motor Engineers, please follow this link. If that's not enough, please click here to read what over 100 local Tewkesbury customers have had to say about them.

We are truly proud to represent Ian & Sue Boskett and the team at Clive Woolford Motor Engineers, they truly are Tewkesbury's BEST Garage. Well done all, and enjoy your success!

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