Industry Awards Organisation Categories

Is your business an industry leader, or have you launched a new project or initiative?

The BESA Industry Awards recognise and reward excellence in the building engineering services sector, this year we're looking for entries that demonstrate a commitment to Net Zero, the Building Safety Act and collaboration. We have six organisational awards to select from:

Learning Initiative
New Product
Training Provider

Contractor of the Year


This category seeks to recognise the most outstanding contractor across a range of disciplines.

Key areas that the judges are looking for: 

The award will recognise the contractor who achieved notable success on a number of fronts both technical and professional in the past 12 months. Therefore, the entry should provide evidence of projects and other initiatives along with examples of collaborative working, the use of new and emerging technologies etc.

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Competence and Compliance Award  (Member only)


This Award will recognise a company that has demonstrated a drive towards competence and compliance within the building services sector.

Key areas that the judges are looking for: 

  • Judges will want to see examples of robust processes such as a CAS Audit, HIU certification etc.

  • They will also want to see the accreditations achieved by the nominee such as BESA membership, ISO, CHAS, ConstructionLine, Investors in People etc.

  • Your commitment to the training, skills and development of your people to ensure competent and compliant individuals

  • Please also include any audit processes used by the company

BESA Awards 2023, Building Safety Act Award Winners, HE Simm
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award


The Diversity and Inclusion Award is open to companies who have introduced initiatives that help promote diversity and inclusivity, such as ‘neurodiversity’ or thinking differently.
You should describe the specific project(s), initiative or service that demonstrate support and promotion of diversity in the building services sector. Please give examples of success and provide data to support your entry.  

Key areas that the judges are looking for:

  • Evidence should include examples of initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion and show commitment to attracting diverse talent.

  • The judges will also be looking for evidence of progress being made on sites, offices, and branches towards improving inclusion in all its forms.


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New product or Technology - Sponsor Eurovent


This category is open to innovative new products and emerging technologies that provide solutions to existing market needs. The product must have been available on the UK market since January 2024.
The entry must demonstrate that the product or emerging technology meets the appropriate UK building regulations and health and safety standards.

Key areas that the judges are looking for: 

  • To be successful you should provide evidence of the benefits of the product or technology for clients and/or the supply chain, application of R&D findings, and innovation in the use of technology.

  • Describe key ways that your innovative product or technology has been tested, trialled, and proven to be ‘fit for purpose.’

  • Outline how your product or technology is being used as a solution to a current market need.

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Learning and Development Initiative


This award is for an employer who has started, developed or culminated an outstanding training initiative over the past year. 

Key areas that the judges are looking for: 

Entries should be able to explain:

  • What the initiative was, how it was delivered

  • and by whom. Did it involve recruitment, upskilling or contractual obligations

  • Did it involve establishing apprenticeships within your company?

  • Did the initiative improve efficiency and productivity of your workforce?

  • What was the return on investment?

Industry Awards 2023 Winners, FP Hurley & Sons
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Training Provider


For BESA Approved training providers

Key areas that the judges are looking for: 

Why do you think your training is the best? Please provide evidence to support you claims and give examples of how you worked collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for trainees, employers and the wider industry.

Icon of Teacher with a Class pointing at a White Board
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Recognition from the Association  

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

120 years outstanding contribution

This award will be presented to a business in celebration of the Association's 120th anniversary. The winner will be a business that has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to BESA in a number of ways and for a considerable period.

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

Project Categories
Individual 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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