Mitsubishi Electric extends BESA backing


01 June 2023

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has confirmed that Mitsubishi Electric will again be the headline sponsor for its industry awards and annual conference.

The association has revamped and expanded its awards for 2023 introducing a new qualifying format and extending the categories. They are free to enter and are designed to reward individuals, teams, and companies responsible for delivering projects, products, innovations, and initiatives that demonstrate excellence in building services engineering.

Although some awards are exclusively for BESA members, many are now open to the whole sector and entries are encouraged from across the whole industry supply chain to ensure the programme reflects the full breadth of building services expertise.

Mitsubishi Electric has sponsored the awards for the past three years and said it had “not hesitated” when given the opportunity to support this year’s expanded programme.

“We are delighted to be supporting BESA’s awards programme and conference again,” said Oliver Collins, Mitsubishi’s channel marketing manager – contractors. “This has developed into a mutually beneficial partnership over several years and the two organisations share similar ambitions around delivering excellence in skills, technical innovation, and regulatory compliance.

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“We also have a long-standing collaboration with BESA on health and well-being in buildings and net zero – two themes that are strongly represented in the awards.”

BESA launched several new awards last year including Net Zero Initiative and Product Innovation and has now made more categories open to entries from across the sector.

The awards finals will take place in London on October 12 following the 2023 annual conference. This gala dinner event will feature a celebrity host and live band – last year’s event was attended by more than 450 people. It will be the culmination of a series of regional dinners and awards running from May to July across all of BESA’s regions in England and the devolved nations.

For a full list of categories and how to enter click here.