A HEREFORDSHIRE garage has been crowned as the best in the UK.

Oldfields Garage in Leominster has beaten thousands of other outlets across the country and earned the accolade of Aftermarket Magazine’s Top Garage 2023.

Based in Enterprise Park and owned by Tim Benson, the family business was praised for elevating industry standards in the automotive retail sector, featuring seamless digital sales journey, real-time updates for each customer and a transparent, trustworthy experience from Oldfields’ 10-man team.


In addition, the garage was also commended for giving back to the community it has served since 1991, including food bank donations, Luctonians Vixens rugby squad sponsorship and looking after the Leominster Primary School and Earl Mortimer College minibuses.

Mr Benson said: “Top Garage is the most prestigious award on the calendar because it open to any independent garage across the UK of any size, and thousands entered.

 “After reaching the final last year, I was absolutely buzzing to go one better and pick up this award on behalf of the team. It was amazing. Without their hard work, none of this would be possible. What made it extra special was for mum and dad to be there when we won.

 “They started the Oldfields journey back in 1991 and laid the foundations for us to be able to do what we do now.


“I’ve been inundated with positive comments and good wishes from inspirational people far and wide in the UK automotive industry, our customers and of course friends and family as well.

Paul Benson, who founded the garage, said: “I’m so proud of Tim and the team and never thought something like this would have been possible when we started all those years ago.

“We were the smallest garage in the category and the moment we won was one that will live with me forever. We’ve always tried to be honest and reliable providing a great service to customers. This is recognition for how well the team do that.”