The Award of a Lifetime


On Thursday 8th October, the industry will once again come together for the annual National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Traditionally this is a great opportunity to connect and network, although considering the best interests of the health and well-being of speakers and attendees due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 awards will be a virtual event, for the first time in its long history.

The Awards are based upon the same principles as the US Collision Industry’s Hall of Eagles, which was formed in 1989 and is now recognised as the most prestigious honour an industry professional can receive in the USA. Incidentally, there are three National Collision Repairer inductees who are also inducted into the Hall of Eagles, reflecting our influence on the industry across the Pacific.

The National Collision Repairer has a long and proud tradition of recognising the contributions of those who have built our foundations, those who continue to go “above and beyond the call of duty”, and those who are truly shaping the future of our industry. Since the inception of this award, we have inducted 43 industry leaders onto the Honour Roll, five of whom are international recipients who have also left an indelible mark on the Australian collision repair industry.

In addition, there have been numerous Capricorn Members who have been nominated, several of whom have been inducted onto the Honour Roll, the most recent of which was last year when Julie Wadley, Capricorn’s first female director was inducted.

This is not a popularity contest – it is an award that acknowledges perseverance, commitment and contribution and recognises that the dedication of the inductees has created the great industry we have today. These are the real change-agents of our industry.

Of course, this has been made possible by the support of our sponsors, many of whom have been with us since the inaugural awards in 2007 and once again, we take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the individuals and their organisations who support this initiative that truly does “honour the past”.

We will keep you up to date on how you can connect to this great event and find out who will join the Honour Roll in 2020.

To find out more about the awards and see the current sponsors and all inductees, visit

This article was published 21/08/2020 and the content is current as at the date of publication.