Awards & Social Impact

At Autocraft, our award winning team are committed to supporting the local community and positively impacting the environment. Check out our blog for all the latest stories and events.


Industry Recognition

Over the years Autocraft Telford are immensely proud to have won and been nominated finalists for a number of prestigious bodyshop industry awards, most recently including:  

  • Motor Trader – Bodyshop of the Year Award
  • ABP Night of Knights – Community Programme Award & Eco-Friendly Finalist
  • British Bodyshop Awards 2023 - 2x Winners
  • Bodyshop 30 under 30: Rising Star Award: Kareem Zaman
  • NBRA Greener Bodyshop – Gold Level & Carbon Footprint Award
  • ABP British Bodyshop Awards 3x Finalist
  • Shropshire Chamber Business Awards 2022- Finalist

A huge well done to the team for all their hard work and commitment to help us achieve this accolade.

Our Commitment to Carbon Neutral


Our Commitment to Carbon Neutral

Autocraft Telford became the first Accident repair centre in Shropshire to achieve Carbon Neutral status, awarded with the PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality certification following an extensive assessment of its operations. To achieve this status we decreased our fuel usage and wastage, started planting trees and switched, where possible, to motion sensor LED Lighting.

To maintain our Carbon Neutral status we agreed to achieve 2% reduction in carbon usage each year, any new product, energy supply, vehicle or process must be assessed before being implemented to ensure it will help achieve that goal.

Darren said of the certification: “This acknowledgement of the steps we are taking to reduce our carbon expenditure is testament to the hard work of our team to provide a greener operation. We know this is important to our customers, and it’s important to us too as we care passionately about protecting the environment. The fact that our expenditure is offset against a renewable project taking place what could be thousands of miles away makes us feel like we are having an impact on a global level as well as locally, which is especially important to us”.

Sponsorship of the Telford Tigers

Autocraft first began their sponsorship with the Telford Tigers under the management of Bob Fielding back in the 1990's. Today Autocraft is proud to have a long standing relationship that goes back over 4 decades. In 2017 particularly, Autocraft played an instrumental part in the club’s success.

Tigers’ General Manager and Head Coach Tom Watkins said, “Telford Tigers and Autocraft have had a long standing relationship that goes back many years and we are delighted to continue that association heading into the 2022/23 season. We are very fortunate to benefit from the passion and commitment of Darren and Matt Fielding who are long time Tigers fans, and their support over the years has been instrumental in giving the club an opportunity to progress to the level we have reached.”


AFC United Telford Charity Donation

In December 2022, AFC United Telford Foundation opened a toy bank which offered support to struggling families at Christmas in the local area, who are able to choose from a wide range of toys to give as Christmas presents, free of charge. The foundation delivers food parcels around the borough as well as running Christmas holiday clubs, where children are given a hot meal and football sessions.

Darren and Matthew’s donation on behalf of Autocraft consisted of a range of brand new children's toys as well as nearly new clothes. Our staff raised money by having a Christmas Jumper day on the 8th of December of which raised money to purchase food to donate to the charities food parcels to help those in need over a time in which we recognise is difficult for many families in our local community.

AFC United Telford Charity Donation
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