Former President John Miller has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
This is the Association’s most prestigious award and has only been presented to a handful of individuals over the years in recognition of outstanding long-term commitment and service.
“All recipients of the BESA Distinguished Service Medal have given generously of their time and expertise to support the BESA community and the industry at large,” said CEO David Frise. “It is this kind of unstinting service that underpins the work of the Association and makes it possible for us to grow and develop.
“John Miller is a most worthy recipient whose dedication and service is an example to us all.”
As well as serving as President from 2007-8, Miller was a member of the board of Welplan – the employee benefits scheme developed by BESA to support the sector’s employers – for more than 20 years. He also played a crucial role in helping to safeguard the future of the Association as chair of its Finance Committee.
As President, he became well known for speaking out on major issues of importance to the building engineering sector including the need to properly enforce Building Regulations – something that remains highly topical to this day and is finally being addressed under the new Building Safety Act.