In front of an invited audience from the motor industry and driver training sector, the first ever FirstCar Awards ceremony will take place on 25 April 2018 at the RAC Club in Pall Mall London.

Winners will be announced across the following categories:

  • Driving Instructor of the Year - sponsored by Marmalade Network
  • Regional Driving School of the Year
  • National Driving School of the Year - sponsored by Citroën
  • Driving Instructor Car of the Year
  • Best In-Car Product 
  • Best Safety Technology
  • Green Car of the Year
  • Safe Car of the Year
  • Used Car of the Year - Sponsored by Warranty Direct
  • Car of the Year - Sponsored by Warranty Direct

The FirstCar Awards will help young drivers and their parents make informed choices when choosing a driving school, and when deciding on a first car. As well as Gold Awards for the overall winner in each category, Silver and Bronze Awards will be given to runners-up.

The judging panel will include FirstCar Editor and UK Car of the Year juror, David Motton, as well as the Editor of Intelligent Instructor, Paul Caddick. Other judges will include Intelligent Instructor's motoring editor, Richard Dredge, and a representative of the DVSA.

Sponsored by Warranty Direct, a leading provider of direct consumer warranties, there are further sponsorship opportunities for brands wishing to support individual awards.

The results will be publicised extensively, not least through FirstCar's own website, social media channels and print titles. Success in The FirstCar Awards will bring credibility to winning brands, products and individuals in the eyes of young drivers and their families.