The Judges


Chris Mason, Motor Codes (Managing Director)

Chris Mason

Chris Mason is managing director of Motor Codes – the government-backed self-regulatory body for the automotive industry.

With a wealth of experience in consumer affairs and regulation, combined with a successful career working in franchised and independent garages, Chris has spent the last ten years steering the development of the Motor Industry Codes of Practice and gaining full OFT approval for the New Car and Service and Repair codes. This government endorsement provides motorists with the reassurance that, through Motor Codes, they can choose a garage that they can trust.

Steve Fowler, Auto Express (Editor-in-Chief)

Steve Fowler

As editor-in-chief at Auto Express, TV motoring pundit, BBC Radio Five’s resident car guru and World Car of the Year juror, there isn’t much Steve Fowler couldn’t tell you about the motor trade...perfect to help us pick out the UK’s most trusted garages!

Tim Milsom, Trading Standards (Lead Motor Trade Officer)

Tim Milsom

Former award-winning garage owner, Tim knows what a good garage looks like. Working at Trading Standards, playing a key role in the consultation with DfT on garage customer experience, he also knows codes of practice inside out – perfect to help us pick out the best of the best.


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