The UK's most prestigious car awards ceremony

The UK's most prestigious car awards ceremony

There is no bigger prize for car makers than winning at the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in association with MotorEasy. This year's event will on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

That's because the Awards are only given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year, while only the very best of the best gets to be named What Car? Car of the Year. Our Awards matter to car makers because the authority and integrity of the What Car? brand helps them to sell cars.

It adds power to advertising and marketing campaigns and is a huge draw to get potential customers through the showroom doors and buying new cars. 
That's why the What Car? Awards is one of the biggest and most anticipated dates on the UK automotive calendar. 
Many of the key people in the UK and global automotive industry use the dinner as a way of catching up with friends and forging new business relationships.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

WHY THE WHAT CAR? CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS MATTER

Winning a What Car? Car of the Year Award is the biggest accolade a car and car maker can get. That's because the What Car? Car of the Year Awards are the most influential in the industry, thanks to What Car?'s unique position as a trusted, independent and expert voice in car reviewing. An Award win resonates on every level, both within the hierarchy of the car makers and with potential customers. Award wins drive marketing campaigns and lead to greatly increased sales success.

ON THE NIGHT

7:00PM

RECEPTION

8:00PM

DINNER FOLLOWED BY THE AWARDS CEREMONY

1:00AM

EVENT CLOSES

BOOK YOUR TABLE

Book before 8 November 2019 for Early Bird tickets

TABLE OF 10

EARLY BIRD £3650 + VAT

STANDARD £4650 + VAT

 

TABLE OF 12

EARLY BIRD £4380 + VAT

STANDARD £5580 + VAT

 

INDIVIDUAL*

EARLY BIRD £395 + VAT

STANDARD £495 + VAT

 

WAYS TO PAY

You can pay by credit card online, or request an invoice. Bookings will be processed only after receipt of payment. Tables will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. The deadline for cancellations will be November 30, 2018. After this date, no refunds will be available; this includes bookings made after this date. For more information contact Charlene Harry at whatcar.awards@haymarket.com

* For individual bookings fewer than 10 people, you and your guests will be placed on a shared table with guests from other companies

SPONSORSHIP

PRESTIGE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

As a supporter of the What Car? Car of the Year Awards, your organisation will benefit from extra prestige and influence, because partnering the country's pre-eminent motoring awards places your company at the very heart of the industry.

Every year, supporting companies take up repeat sponsorship opportunities, and look to the sponsorship and events teams at What Car?, to develop bespoke packages that give their executives more exposure to potential clients from the industry than on any other occasion.

Every year, other supporting companies take up new sponsorships and realise the benefits of interacting with the biggest networking event on the motor industry calendar.

To be involved, please talk to the sponsorship team headed by Luke Tidy, who can be reached through his email at: luke.tidy@haymarket.com

OUR SPONSORS
HEADLINE SPONSOR

MotorEasy - Headline and City Car

MotorEasy is the UK’s fastest growing motoring association and we are delighted that our success has put us in position to become headline sponsor of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Our technical ability, coupled with our broad range of relevant communications and product offers, places us in a unique place to delight industry partners and consumers alike. MotorEasy will never bask in its success - so watch out for the MotorEasy Marketplace, coming soon!  

Category Sponsors

ALA GAP insurance provider - Reader Award

ALA is one of the largest independent providers of GAP and other specialist insurance products for new and used vehicles. Operating in the motor industry since 1990, and specialising in GAP insurance since 2005, they are proud to provide exceptional levels of service and top-quality cover to all their customers

cap hpi - Small SUV

cap hpi cap hpi sets the standard in automotive data. Used by automotive trade professionals and consumers for almost 80 years, cap hpi is a trusted data partner at every stage of a vehicle’s lifecycle. Its comprehensive data, combined with the knowledge, experience and unique product set provides a unique understanding of automotive, helping all customers of all shapes and size to manage risk, increase profit and get the best deal.

Thatcham Research - Safety award and Technology award

Thatcham Research is the independent voice of automotive safety, security & repair, advising motorists, insurers and vehicle manufacturers to help reduce accident frequency, severity and costs and to realise the vision of ‘Safer cars, fewer crashes’.

InstaVolt - Electric car of the year

InstaVolt is the UK’s largest owner-operated network of rapid and high-power electric vehicle chargers. The innovative network was the first in the UK to offer ad-hoc payment with a contactless payment card.

This simple approach has been welcomed by drivers. In a Zap-Map survey, InstaVolt was the top network that can be used by multiple models of electric vehicle, with particular praise for its ease of use.

CitNOW - Hybrid car of the year

CitNOW is the originator of the automotive video industry and we’re specialists in it having been established as video experts since 2008.

We provide app-based video solutions to the car industry to create a more transparent and easy car buying, and owning, experience. Our first customer was automotive giant BMW. Today, our video services answer business challenges in over 43 car manufacturers who use our app-based solution.

With a team of automotive and video experts, our products are firmly embedded across the sector in Sales and Service departments.

myenergi - Luxury EV

Myenergi are market leaders in electric vehicle charging through free renewable energy sources.

Our market-leading range of energy control products are made right here in the English countryside, boasting British design, compliance and cutting-edge eco-technology allowing you to utilise 100% of your microgeneration.

myenergi charge your EV, heat your home and we do it using free renewable energy.

CONTACT US

BOOKING ENQUIRIES

Charlene Harry

Marketing manager

Tel: +44 020 8267 5659

Email: whatcar.awards@haymarket.com

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES

Luke Tidy

Partnerships manager What Car? 

Tel: +44 020 8267 5714

Email: luke.tidy@haymarket.com

EVENT MANAGEMENT

Helen Horton

Events manager

Tel: +44 020 8267 4174

Email: helen.horton@haymarket.com