OFTEC registered technicians have less than a month to shine a light on their achievements and enter the new look OFTEC 2014 Awards for Excellence.

The deadline for nominations closes at the end of this month and OFTEC has already received some great entries, but wants as many industry stars as possible to come forward to ensure this summer's celebration of talent is even bigger and better than ever before.

The award presentations take place on Tuesday 24 June at the Nailcote Hall Hotel and Leisure Club near Coventry. All award winners will receive a cheque for £500, a recognised endorsement of the quality of their work and significant publicity. They will also be able to use the Awards logo on their vehicle and stationery as further confirmation of best practice.

Malcolm Farrow of OFTEC said: "The Awards for Excellence isn't just about patting winners on the back, it's about helping to raise industry standards by highlighting those individuals who show best practice in their work and encouraging others to do the same.

"Our technicians tend to be fairly modest but the Awards provide the perfect opportunity for them to boost their businesses by receiving official recognition for their work. Entering the Awards is quick and simple and we've got a great day lined up around them so we hope to see as many people as possible for what promises to be an excellent event."

This year's Awards celebration will follow a morning trade show with workshops and seminars focusing on the industry's hottest topics, and a buffet lunch.

All OFTEC registered technicians attending the awards event will be entered in a draw to win an Apple iPad. They will also receive a delegate pack worth £40, which includes a business builder kit, CD14 pad, warning stickers, OFTEC pocket guide, and an OFTEC Direct discount voucher.