Industry Awards Individual Categories

Do you know a talented individual, or an apprentice that deserves some recognition for their hard work and commitment? 

The BESA Industry Awards recognise and reward excellence in the building engineering services sector, these awards highlight the skills of deserving individuals and apprentices across the building services industry. We offer seven individual and apprentice categories...

Manly Trust
Rising Star

The Manly Trust Management Training Bursary (Member only)


This award is open to any apprentice currently working for a BESA member who shows a high level of promise and would, in the opinion of their employer and the judging panel, benefit from additional training to develop management skills that could equip them for a senior role in the future.

The successful nominee will be fully funded by the Manly Charitable Trust to undertake a management course assessed by BESA and the Trust as suitable for meeting the aims of the award and the needs of the successful candidate.

Key areas that the judges are looking for: 

  • A description of why you think you or your nominee would benefit from management training

  • An example of how they have demonstrated leadership/management potential

What supporting documents we need:

Please support your nomination with a high resolution head shot of the nominee and a CV/biography of nominee

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New Category - Rising Star Award


This award recognises the next generation of rising stars in the building services industry, the award is capped at age 35. We are looking for someone that has shown innovative thinking, a significant contribution to a project or otherwise demonstrated their ability to rise to the top. Entrants must be able to demonstrate how, specifically, they have made a difference to their projects or business.


  • Judges will looking for work related achievements, enthusiasm for the building services industry and ambition.
  • Entries should be submitted by either the nominee or their employer.
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Apprentice Categories

Level 3

Open to apprentices that are working towards or have completed a level 3 qualification in the last 12 months. 

Electro Technical

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H&V Industrial & Commercial

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Facilities Management

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Level 4

Open to apprentices that are working towards or have completed a level 4 qualification in the last 12 months.

BSE Technician / Project Engineer

BESA Award Winner 2023, BSE Technician Winner
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Recognition from the Association 

These categories are not available to enter, winners of these categories are selected by the association to recognise their outstanding contribution to the industry. 

Presidents Award

National Apprentice Award

Not quite what you're looking for? We also have a number of Project and Organisational categories to enter.

Project Categories
Organisation Categories

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The Awards are all about coming together and recognising all the fantastic work and achievements in out sector - from the talented apprentices, forward-thinking businesses, and exceptional individuals! These people are the driving force behind the innovative projects and products that revolutionise the building services industry. Book your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable evening that celebrates excellence and innovation in building services.

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