WILTSHIRE has the best small garage in the country according to the results of a national competition.

Top Garage is an industry competition launched in 2018 by Aftermarket magazine to find the best garage businesses operating in the UK with Declan McCormack Vehicle Repairs of Chippenham coming out on top this year.

The owner Declan McCormack said: “It is an amazing accolade to win Top Garage. I entered last year and made it to the final, so to actually be a winner is even better. I found the whole process really educational too.”

The award was made at the Top Technician and Top Garage Awards Dinner, held at the Jury's Inn Milton Keynes on Saturday, June 22.

The competition looked at all aspects, including business planning, customer care, investment and methods.

Finalists appeared in the final, where experts from the sector grilled them at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Southam, Warwickshire on the same day as the awards dinner.

The dinner was hosted by TV presenter and journalist Helen Fospero who presented Declan McCormack with his award. He also was given a Milwaukee tool from Euro Car Parts, from the firm's Adam White.