BCGA Member Awards 2021

 

 

2020 Didn't Provide Many Chances for the Industry to Come Together, Network and Connect

BCGA members have often been working remotely and understandably all businesses efforts have been focused on pivoting business models and protecting their people and teams.

At BCGA, we want to give the industry a chance to recognise colleagues, leaders and friends in the sector who have excelled throughout the last year.

Then there are the leaders who moved swiftly into crisis mode and put on a brave face every day to lead and support their teams and/or communities.

Given the extraordinary year we have had; we've decided to introduce Industry Recognition Awards. We'll be celebrating people and giving you a chance to nominate those you feel deserve to be recognised. Let's all come together at the BCGA Virtual Conference on 23rd April for our inaugural awards ceremony, and celebrate members' contributions to their industry and communities.

The awards are free to enter for all BCGA Members, entries are to be submitted to admin@bcga.co.uk by the deadline - Wednesday 31st March 2021.

 

OUTSTANDING TEAM OF THE YEAR (2 AWARDS)

Large Company (Turnover over £5m)
Small Company (Turnover under £5m)

How do we enter?

Nominate a team or enter a team you are part of.

Who is this award for?

This award is for a close-knit team within a company that has worked together effectively and efficiently to improve the service/product that they offer to customers or colleagues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The definition of a team is a small group of colleagues that share the same goals, in either their day-to-day work or on a particular project.

The Outstanding Team Award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Successful team work and joint learning
  • Demonstrating mutual respect among team members
  • Have agreed effective and clear responsibilities and roles and a common set of core values and standards along with a sense of purpose
  • Have demonstrably proved that the teams original objectives/target have been surpassed
  • In working together have clearly embedded a culture where knowledge, information and learning can be shared

What do you need to submit?

  • 750 words or a 5-minute video explaining how your team/ or the meets the above criteria.
  • If relevant, supporting evidence demonstrating the above criteria.
  • All supporting evidence must be provided in one document, you may include links to webpages.

What do I win?

  • The prestige of winning an award from your industry (and we'll send you a plaque and a team certificate too!)
  • Presentation of the award at the BCGA Virtual Conference
  • You'll be featured on the BCGA website awards page


SHORTLIST FOR OUTSTANDING TEAM OF THE YEAR - LARGE COMPANY

  • Air Products Customer Service Team
  • Air Products Hospital Support Team
  • Air Products Procurement & Facilities Management Team
  • Herose UK

SHORTLIST FOR OUTSTANDING TEAM OF THE YEAR - SMALL COMPANY 

  • Express Pipework Systems Finance/HR/Procurement Team
  • NanoSUN
  • Speciality Oxygen Services

 


CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
Consultant / Consultancy

How do we enter?

Nominate a consultant or enter a consultancy team you are part of. If you are a consultant, you may enter yourself.

Who is this award for?

This award is for an individual consultant or consultancy team who has worked effectively and efficiently to improve the service/product that they offer to customers or colleagues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The definition of a team is a small group of colleagues that share the same goals, in either their day-to-day work or on a particular project.

The Outstanding Consultant Award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Successfully working with others, both inside and outside the industry
  • Have demonstrably proved his or her original objectives/target have been surpassed
  • Outline what sets them apart from others
  • The level of expertise the nominee has relating to their work
  • Highlight the impact of their work, this could be done through statements from customers about what they have to say about them

What do you need to submit?

  • 750 words or a 5- minute video explaining how your team/ or the individual meets the above criteria.
  • If relevant, supporting evidence demonstrating the above criteria.
  • All supporting evidence must be provided in one document, you may include links to webpages.

What do I win?

  • The prestige of winning an award from your industry (and we'll send you a plaque and a team or individual certificate too!)
  • Presentation of the award at the BCGA Virtual Conference
  • You'll be featured on the BCGA website awards page

 


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

How do I enter?

Enter yourself or nominate a colleague.

Who is this award for?

This award is for an individual who has accelerated their career during 2020. Whether this is through accepting increased responsibility, demonstrating a major contribution to the success of the company they work for or providing excellent professional service to their customers, suppliers, or external stakeholders in the business.

Candidates are welcomed from any part of the business if they have played a significant part in recent improvement and can demonstrate career development.

People from all areas of the industry can enter for this award.

This award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Record of achievement
  • Evidence of progression
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Professionalism
  • Contribution to their teams' success
  • Contribution to customers, suppliers or outside stakeholders

What do you need to submit?

  • 750 words or a 5-minute video, including the entrants starting position in the company, the name of the company and an explanation of how the entrant meets the above criteria.
  • If relevant, supporting evidence demonstrating the above criteria.
  • 3 references from the industry (at least one must be external to the individual's company)
  • All supporting evidence must be provided in one document, you may include links to webpages.

Entrants may be invited to take part in a short virtual interview.

What do I win?

  • The prestige of winning an award from your industry (and we'll send you a plaque and a bottle of champagne too!)
  • Presentation of the award at the BCGA virtual conference
  • You'll have a speaking slot at the BCGA Conference 2022
  • You'll be featured on the BCGA website awards page

 

Meet the Judges

Ian Andrew - Chief Executive, British Pest Control Association

Originally from the North East of Scotland, Ian did his first degree at the University of Aberdeen before moving to Edinburgh where he lived and worked for around 30 years. During that time, Ian graduated from two of the city's universities: Queen Margaret University and the University of Edinburgh.

Ian's career has included time working for one of the Industrial Training Boards when certain industrial sectors were levied, before the current re-introduction of apprenticeship levies. This was serving the hotel and catering industry following a period in hotel management.

 

Rob Cockerill - Global Managing Editor, Gasworld & H2 View

Rob Cockerill is the Global Managing Editor of gasworld & H2 View, ultimately responsible for all the editorial content for both publications. Having published insightful editorials and detailed industry analytics for over a decade, he is a well-known and respected name across all the geographies of the industrial gases and hydrogen energy industries.

Rob is also actively involved in most gasworld conferences and events, leading industry panel discussions, presenting industry relevant analyses and playing a significant behind the scenes role for each of these industry events. He has also been a speaker at external industry events, is a figurehead at the forefront of the new gasworld TV platform for its popular webinars, and now has almost 15 years' experience in the gases/chemicals industry.

 

Caroline Hamilton - New Chief Executive of SAfed

Caroline, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, has an extensive academic background having read Engineering Science at Christ Church, Oxford, before moving to the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne to study Mechanical Engineering.

Caroline's previous career roles were the Mechanical Engineering Manager at Iggesund Paperboard, a manufacturing site and, prior to this, the Operations and Business Area Manager at REACT Engineering, a nuclear decommissioning consultancy, both based in Cumbria. These roles have given Caroline a wealth of consultative, problem solving and people skills, and technical insight into a wide range of regulatory requirements through the lenses of the ‘real' and ‘not-real' worlds.

 

Tania Morrill - Chief Operating Officer, My Life Is Art

Tania Morrill is the Chief Operating Officer of My Life Is Art, a holistic well-being initiative for businesses and individuals, founded by former child-soldier turned international recording artist, Emmanuel Jal. Tania leads the company's operations, with responsibility for the overall business strategy and digital membership platform. Prior to this, Tania was the Head of Marketing with the British Coatings Federation, responsible for the strategy and execution of the Federation's marketing across various channels.
Tania holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Canada. She was named "Young Leader of the Year" by the Trade Association Forum in 2019. In her spare time, she's a photographer, health and fitness enthusiast, and a fierce supporter of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey team.

George Webb - Chief Executive, Liquid Gas

George Webb is the CEO and is a hugely well respected and authoritative voice within the UK LPG & bioLPG industry.

George has been a key figure in the energy sector for many years and has held a number of senior management roles within the industry. He has a deep understanding of the full LPG chain and has built strong relationships within the Government, industry and with international stakeholders.

George has worked closely with the association for many years and has been a driving force behind many of the changes and developments we see today.

Prior to becoming CEO in 2019, George was both Chair and Vice Chair of UKLPG

 

Let's all come together at the BCGA Virtual Conference on 23rd April for our inaugural awards ceremony, and celebrate members' contributions to their industry and communities.... If there is any commercially sensitive information in the award entries, judges will keep this strictly confidential