BESA National Conference & Awards 2019

21 November, 2019 Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London

besa national conference

competence, compliance and the climate challenge -

turning theory into practice.

This year's conference provided an opportunity to hear from noted speakers on industry issues, breakout sessions and a full technical exhibition. 

Taking its overall theme as ‘Competence, compliance and climate change – turning theory into practice’, the Conference considered how the building engineering industry can meet many of the technical challenges it is now facing.

These included turning the government’s pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 into practical actions; delivering the building safety solutions highlighted by the Hackitt Review; complying with ever tightening refrigerant legislation; and achieving higher standards in pipework, ventilation and off-site manufacturing.

See the full conference programme here


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Following a round of hotly contested regional awards in Scotland, Wales, North West, North East, Yorkshire and London & the South of England, we invited our regional finalists to our National Awards. 

And the winners are:


Building Services Engineer Apprentice of the Year

Ethan Addis, NG Bailey

Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Heather Lockwood, NG Bailey

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Apprentice of the Year 

Ross Brogan, City Facilities Management (UK) Ltd

Service & Maintenance Engineer Apprentice of the Year

Blair Thomson, University of St Andrews

Heating & Ventilation Level 2 Apprentice of the Year

Melissa Lee, Exyte Hargreaves

Heating & Ventilation Level 3 Apprentice of the Year

Callum Wing, Derry Building Services

National Chair's Award

Ben Vagg, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick

Contractor of the Year

CMB Engineering

Specialist Group Award for Excellence

Dr Chris Owen, BISPA

President's Award

Women's Engineering Society

Apprentice of the Year

Callum Wing, Derry Building Services


outstanding woman in building engineering services award

To mark the centenary of the Women's Engineering Society, this special award, which was presented by WES Chief Executive, Elizabeth Donnelly, recognises a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to engineering in the built environment and is a fitting role model for women in the building engineering workforce.

We are proud to announce that the winner of this year's award is:

Martina Antalova, Boulting Environmental Services (BES) Ltd





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