BESA awards on move to larger venue


17 April 2024

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched its Industry Awards programme for 2024 and announced that the expanded event is moving to a larger venue.

The awards, which are free to enter, reward individuals, teams, and companies responsible for delivering projects, products, innovations, and initiatives that demonstrate excellence in building services engineering.

This year’s final will take place at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on October 17 following the association’s Annual Conference at the same venue earlier in the day. The headline sponsor is Mitsubishi Electric and the event is also being supported by CIBSE and the Installer Show.

Several new categories are being introduced including Retrofit Project of the Year to reflect the growing focus on refurbishment of existing buildings to meet net zero targets and improve occupant health and well-being.

The increased focus on training and skills has led to the first Training Provider of the Year Award for BESA’s training partners. This sits alongside the new Competence and Compliance category which celebrates the growing focus on raising professional standards and helping building engineering firms prove their ability to comply with increasingly stringent legislation.

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The awards also celebrate apprentices and other emerging building services talent, and this year sees the first Rising Star of the Year award.  Nominees will be drawn from the growing ranks of young engineers employed by BESA member companies. This will be augmented by the relaunch of the Manly Trust Management Training Award that funds management training for a particularly promising individual who shows leadership potential.

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

Closing date for entries is July 12. Full details of the categories and how to enter are available here.