2021 saw us hold our first Digital Conference and launch the BCGA Member Awards, but 2022 will be the year we come together in person to celebrate the achievements of the industry at the BCGA Annual Conference.

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.

Given the success of the first BCGA Members Awards we will be introducing these into the evening of the BCGA Annual Conference and Dinner for 2022. We’ll be celebrating people and giving you a chance to nominate those you feel deserve to be recognised. Let’s all come together on 28th April for our 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 via the BCGA Members Awards Submission form by the deadline – Tuesday 1st March 2022.


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.

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 Annual Conference
  • You’ll be featured on the BCGA website awards page

CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR

Consultant / Consultancy

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.

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 Annual Conference
  • You’ll be featured on the BCGA website awards page

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (2 AWARDS)

Rising Star (Apprentice)

Rising Star (Graduate or young professional)

How do I enter? Enter yourself or nominate a colleague.

Who is this award for?

Following feedback from the judges in 2021 this award will now be split into two awards to recognise both an apprentice and a graduate or young professional rising star.

This award is for an individual who has accelerated their career during 2021. 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 Annual conference
  • You’ll have a speaking slot at the BCGA Conference 2023
  • You’ll be featured on the BCGA website awards page

STEM OUTREACH AWARD

How do I enter? Enter yourself or nominate someone else.

Who is this award for?

This award is being presented to a BCGA Member whose programmes or initiatives inspire a new generation of young people to consider STEM careers and/or support working professionals in the field.

These remarkable initiatives are making a significant difference by providing mentoring, academic and professional support, hands-on activities, research opportunities, and more.

This award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Advocacy and involvement in public outreach initiatives and events
  • Overall impact on the public. Qualifying activities include lectures, presentations, demonstrations, hands-on-activities, seminars, symposia, exhibits, magazine articles, and radio and television appearances
  • Positive feedback on initiatives

What do you need to submit?

  • 750 words or a 5-minute video explaining how the nominee 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 Annual conference
  • 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

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 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 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 – Chief Executive, 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. She graduated with both academic and sporting honours, touring Russia with the Great Britain Academic Lions Rugby League team. She is still involved with the sport and coaches at Aspatria Hornets, and continued academic studies whilst in industry completing a post graduate diploma at Lancaster University specialising in nuclear decommissioning and environmental clean-up. 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.

Tania Morrill – Marketing Manager, LoopUp

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.

George Webb – Chief Executive, Liquid Gas UK

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