Ivan Yates is the Master of Ceremonies at the prestigious Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 this Saturday night in the Citywest Hotel.
The Irish Auto Trade Awards honour those companies in the automotive aftermarket, that set high standards in their particular sectors. They recognising the best operators, across a wide spectrum of categories, and mark their achievements on a national stage.
Ivan Yates has had unique life experience in politics, business and media. A former government minister and Wexford TD for more than 20 years; an entrepreneur who founded and developed Celtic Bookmakers to employ 400 people, with €200 million turnover.
He bounced back from bankruptcy in Wales in 2012 to become a highly successful national broadcaster presenting top-rated programmes on Newstalk and TV3; as well as a leading columnist with the Irish Independent newspaper.
In 2014 he published his best-selling autobiography, ‘Full On’ with acclaimed reviews.
His original forthright style of entertaining punditry and analysis on the full range of current affairs and sport has made him a much sought after motivational public speaker at corporate and formal events. He also acts as a versatile conference facilitator/moderator, MC with a flair for asking the questions that need answering. Ivan is a memorable and compelling after-dinner speaker.
The Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 – Categories
Winners in the following categories will be announced on the Night:
Workshop Tools & Equipment Awards
Workshop Tools & Equipment Supplier of the Year
Power Tools Manufacturer of the Year
Hand Tools Manufacturer of the Year
Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturer of the Year
Tyreshop Tools & Equipment Supplier of the Year
Bodyshop of the Year
Paint Distributor of the Year
Paint Brand of the Year
Bodyshop Tools & Equipment Supplier of The Year
Bodyshop Consumables Brand Of The Year
HCV / LCV Awards
HCV / LCV Independent Workshop of the Year
HCV Parts Main Dealer of the Year
HCV Aftersales Main Dealer of the Year
Independent Workshop of the Year
Tyre Trade Awards
Tyre Manufacturer of the Year
Tyre Distributor of the Year
Tyre Retailer of the Year
Motor Factor Awards
Wholesale Parts Distributor Of The Year
CV Workshop Parts Distributor Of The Year
Automotive Aftermarket Parts Manufacturer of the Year
Motor Factor of the Year
Main Dealer Awards
Manufacturer /Distributor Of The Year – Aftersales
Manufacturer / Distributor Of The Year – Trade Parts
Trade Parts Main Dealer of the Year
Aftersales Main Dealer of the Year