The winners of the 2023 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at a ceremony and gala dinner on 4 May at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
This year’s host was actor, comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw. A statement said that more than 600 guests attended the ceremony, which is apparently the highest attendance yet at the BCIA Awards. BCIA’s president, Graeme Rees’ chosen charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust and £5,102 was raised on the night of the Awards alone.
The first award of the night went to Detail Design Engineering who won Building Controls and BEMS Installer of the Year. George Smith of 3MSe took the honours in the Engineer of the Year Category while Abbie Bewley from InTandem Systems took the Young Engineer of the Year trophy.
New for 2023 was the Apprentice of the Year category and it was Robert Drysdale of InTandem Systems who won. Econowise Drives and Controls won the Energy Management Award for it’s work on Savills Energy Saving Project with the Best Service and Maintenance Provider category awarded to Kendra Energy Solutions.
MK Electric won The Technical Innovation of the Year – Products Award for it’s Connected Power. Next, the Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects Award went to Siemens for it’s work on University of Birmingham, while Group Horizon won the Contribution to Training Award.
Finally, the Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Tracey Rushton-Thorpe of Keystone Communications for being an ‘integral part of the BCIA for many years’, according to the association.
Graeme said: “The BCIA Awards 2023 provided another spectacular evening of glitz, glamour and the very best the building controls industry has to offer. The winners on the night came from some very impressive shortlists in extremely tough categories. It was fantastic to see so many guests enjoying the evening and once again the occasion underlined the quality, talent and innovation the building controls sector has to offer.”