Auto Windscreens names top glass technicians

Technicians Steve Abrahams and Luke Allies have been crowned champions in Auto Windscreens’ annual ‘Clearly the Best’ 2017 competition.

Technicians Steve Abrahams (far right) and Luke Allies (2nd from right) have been crowned champions in Auto Windscreens’ annual ‘Clearly the Best’ 2017 competition.

The skilled duo battled it out against three Auto Windscreens’ colleagues in front of industry guests and suppliers to clinch first and second place at the UK competition final. Technicians from across the company entered to demonstrate their excellence in vehicle glass repairs and replacements, with five finalists determined through a series of heats assessing customer service, industry knowledge and practical expertise.

Tony Green, Auto Windscreens’ technical and innovation manager, said: “’Clearly the Best’ recognises the ‘crème de la crème’ at Auto Windscreens and is an opportunity for technicians to showcase their repair talents. Once again, it was a closely fought contest and those who entered demonstrated impressive skills and professionalism, but Steve and Luke showed that they really had what it takes to represent us at Auto Glass Week.”

Steve was named the overall winner, with Luke being awarded second place. Both will now take part in the annual Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO) at Auto Glass Week in Florida.

Of his win, Steve said: “It’s been a fantastic, if challenging, day with some tough competition from the other technicians, so I’m thrilled to have taken first place.” He added: “Florida will be a real highlight for me and I’m going to put my all into preparing for the event, working closely with the Tony and his team, to ensure all bases are covered.”

All five ‘Clearly the Best’ finalists were presented with trophies provided by GQA Qualifications. Steve also received a special ‘best technician’ number plate for his Auto Windscreens’ van (BE57 TEC), courtesy of Panther Pro and a Merlin Pass for a family of five provided by DOW Automotive Systems. Runners up Mark Blaylock, Adam Plant and Lloyd Cullen have been rewarded with a TOPTUL kit courtesy of Panther Tools.

“We’re thrilled for Steve and Luke and our focus now turns to Auto Glass Week in October. It’s a great opportunity for them both and I’m excited to see how our guys perform on an international playing field - we wish them the best of luck.” said Green.