The British Compressed Gases Association has picked up three awards at a national industry event.

The association collected the Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Governance accolades at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards, and Ellen Daniels, CEO of the BCGA, was also named Rising Star in the trade body sector industry.

Activities that appealed to the judges included the BCGA’s new focus on digital innovation as well as diversity, and a public health campaign calling for a retail ban on the sale of Nitrous Oxide.

Ellen’s leadership was also singled out for praise following her appointment to the BCGA role, in 2019, with judges recognising her work to increase the influence of the Association, drive member engagement and deal with the major challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit.

Now in its nineteenth year, the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2022 are supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and recognise excellence, innovation and best practice amongst Trade Associations in the UK. 

Emily Wallace, Interim Chief Executive, Trade Association Forum and Chair of Judges, said: “Ellen truly is a rising star of the sector, the judges praised the way that she had embarked on a modernisation programme and delivered significant change with such a small team.

“The judges liked the way the association linked a community benefit tied in Nitrous Oxide harm reduction with legislative change and were impressed by the media and parliamentary work which has not only raised awareness of the harms of nitrous oxide but has started to change policy.”

Ellen Daniels said: “We are delighted that the work of the BCGA was recognised at the TAF Best Practice Awards.

“Such a fantastic amount of work goes on across the BCGA, including the Board and Technical Sub Committees, all carried out by our members.

“It’s great to see that all recognised.”