The AA has announced Mark Spowage from Sheffield and David Johnston from Newcastle as ‘Patrol of the Year’ and ‘Recovery Patrol of the Year’ respectively.
These are the AA’s top accolades for its roadside and recovery patrols across the UK and both will become ambassadors for the business.
They will spend the next 12 months as the public face of the AA, representing the UK’s biggest motoring organisation within the motor industry and before the media.
The judging began in February with regional heats across the UK and in March, the five finalists in each category were put through intensive technical and driving tests, panel interview and mock live TV interviews at the AA’s training centre in Leicestershire.
Steve Dewey, AA road operations director and former patrol, said: “AA patrols have one of the best and most challenging jobs in the motor trade but there’s more to it than just the technical aspects.
“Our patrols like to say they fix the member first, then the car, and Mark typifies these values that set AA patrols apart.
“Recovery patrols spend the longest time on the road with our members and David’s award is due credit for his service at the roadside. Both are fantastic ambassadors for the company.”
The awards were presented at the AA Employee Awards at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport, South Wales, on Saturday evening, May 10.