BESA announces awards shortlist


22 August 2023
More than 450 people attended last year's event

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has unveiled the shortlist for its expanded programme of national awards.

The 2023 awards are sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric and will be presented on October 12 at a gala dinner in the Novotel London West hotel. The event will be hosted by comedian Darren Harriott and take place immediately after the association’s annual conference, which is being held at the same venue.

BESA revamped and expanded its awards scheme this year and introduced a new regional qualifying format for some of the categories. The categories were also reviewed and revised to ensure they rewarded individuals, teams, and companies from each part of the sector’s supply chain. 

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Although some of the awards are exclusively for BESA members, many are now open to the whole industry to ensure the programme reflects the full breadth of building services engineering expertise. 

“Expanding the range of categories and changing the qualifying process has clearly paid off,” said BESA head of technical Graeme Fox, who chaired the expert judging panel which was drawn from across the industry. “The judges were delighted to see so many talented apprentices and young engineers being put forward, which bodes well for the future.

“However, it was also good to see so many nominations for the Outstanding Service and Specialist Groups awards as this demonstrates that many BESA members are willing to give freely of their time and expertise for the greater good of the industry and its clients.”

Click here to view the full shortlist and for details about booking tickets for both the national conference and awards.