The Car Expert wins at UK Blog Awards

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UK Blog Awards 2017 - The Car Expert wins!

UK Blog Awards 2017 - WINNERThe Car Expert has been awarded Best Automotive Blog (company division) at the UK’s largest awards event for independently-produced digital content, the UK Blog Awards.

It was the fourth year in a row that The Car Expert has made the finals of the awards, but the first time in the Company division. Previously, the site was categorised in the Individual division, and was Highly Commended at last year’s awards, as it had been a one-man show until last July.

As our regular readers will be aware, The Car Expert absorbed Car & Van News last year, and we also established a sister site for commercial vehicles, The Van Expert. The site has been reorganised, and we welcomed Andrew Charman as our news and road test editor.

It has been a huge year for us, and an enormous amount of work has been put in by the team. To win this award in our first year as a team is a great achievement. Last year the prize was won by Car Throttle, so it is an honour to follow in their wheeltracks and be chosen over a strong field of other sites.

Thank you to everyone who voted for The Car Expert to help us reach the finals every year for the last four years.

A huge thanks to Andrew Charman for his efforts since joining us, which has allowed us to add new car reviews and daily news updates to the site.

Now part of Immediate Network, we have a young team of content and social media editors who have made an important contribution to our growth. Special thanks to Jamie Munro, who did a lot of the work to integrate the Car & Van News reviews with our site, and Katharine Morgan for her news reporting since joining the team a month ago – especially during the Geneva motor show. Our new logo and all of the design improvements have been made by Immediate Network’s designer, Phil Allardice.

Finally, I would personally like to thank my wonderful partner Kate for all her support for nearly six years since The Car Expert first become an idea. She has been very patient as so many of my weekends and nights have been devoted to working on the website.

We are continuing to develop the site and add more features, and our traffic continues to grow. We have some big plans for the future, and I look forward to showing them off soon. We welcome any of your feedback and thoughts, and we will keep working hard to make The Car Expert even better.



Stuart Masson
The Car Expert

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.


  1. Andrew Taylor

    Congratulations Stuart and team!

  2. Bryan Greenall

    Congrats on the award Stuart. Well deserved in my opinion, keep up the great work. I will be giving you a buzz to feature an article on possibly the new driving test soon if you still want me to add input and content to your great site.

    • Stuart Masson

      Thank you Bryan, much appreciated. Yes, absolutely happy to feature an article from you on the new driving test whenever you have some time.

  3. Many congratulations for your achievements Stuart and team.


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