London, South East & Midlands Award Categories - The BESA

Award Categories

There are 12 BESA London & South training awards in total across 3 categories - apprentice awards, employer awards and judges' choice.


There are 12 BESA London, South East & Midlands Award categories including five apprentice awards, two judges' choice awards and five employer awards including the newly announced Contractor of the Year Award. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 26 September at our President's Lunch at The Oxo Tower, London.


BESA members who have apprentices (they do not have to be with BESA Training)

Non-BESA members who do have apprentices with BESA Training

Nominated apprentices of employers must be based in London, West Midlands, East Midlands, Eastern Counties, South West and South East Regions including South Midlands, Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and Wessex

Apprentices must be nominated by their employer and have undertaken an apprenticeship programme within the last two years

Employer and Contractor of the Year awards are open to BESA members only

Judges' choice awards require no entries as these will be chosen by the judging panel, region and chair

Closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 7th September.

All awards are free to enter and winners from each category will automatically qualify for the BESA National Awards 2018 taking place at our National Conference on 1 November at Park Plaza Victoria, London.

If you have any questions please contact our awards team by emailing

Best of luck!

Apprentice Awards

Service and Maintenance Engineer Apprentice of the Year

Heating & Ventilation Apprentice of the Year

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprentice of the Year

Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Building Services Engineer Apprentice of the Year (Level 3 & above)


Contractor of the Year

Employer Awards

Employer Training Initiative of the Year

Employer Recruitment Initiative of the Year

Employer Engagement with Training Development of the Year

Staff Driven Improvement Initiative of the Year

Judges' Choice

Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year will be awarded to the outstanding candidate from all entries in all apprentice categories.

Chairman's Award

The Chairman's Award will be chosen by the region and chair to recognise an outstanding individual, company or initiative from the past year.

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