Friday, May 15, 2015
Gas Industry Awards 2015 honours outstanding achievements
The winners of the Gas Industry Awards 2015 were announced at a
special awards lunch at London's Park Lane Hilton today, 14 May
The event organised by The Institution of Gas Engineers and
Managers (IGEM) and The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), saw
over 600 attendees gather to celebrate the largest and most
prestigious event of the gas industry calendar.
The annual event honours the outstanding companies and people
who make the gas great and this year saw the highest number of
nominations in the history of the Gas Industry Awards.
The awards were hosted by Broadcaster and Journalist Michael
Collie, with a key note address given by Dermot Nolan, Chief
Executive of OFGEM.
The 9 award winners were presented with their prizes by various
representatives of the sponsors, all of whom paid tribute to the
industry. A further award 'Lifetime Achievement' was given to Mr
Gordon Davies to recognise his tireless contributions to the gas
Sarb Bajwa IGEM CEO, said: "Every year the calibre of the
entries for the Gas Industry Awards seems to rise above all
expectations. The ceremony itself was a celebration not just for
the winners but for the industry as a whole as we strive to make
our sector safer, more efficient and better for our clients and
We have inarguably the best gas industry in the world,
which is consistently pushing itself to improve, to grow and to
refine. For that reason, the Gas Industry Awards is always a
highlight of my calendar, as I'm sure it is for the hundreds of
people from across the industry that attended.
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all our
winners and all our runners up. You should feel proud of your
achievements and we look forward to seeing what amazing things you
accomplish over the next 12 months."
Mike Foster, Chief Executive of EUA, said: "When you have an
industry that is crammed full of talented people and exceptional
companies such as ours, no one can deny that it's a huge honour to
be nominated for these awards.
I want to congratulate all our shortlisted nominees and
to thank our speaker Dermot Nolan for his address at the awards
ceremony. It was a truly remarkable day, made even more special by
the incredibly high standards set by our nominees."
The full list of award winners can be found below:
Manager of the Year Award - Dave Bendle, British Gas
Engineer of the Year - Alan Midwinter, SGN Ltd
Young Persons' Achievement Award - Carly Gilchrist,
Gas Industry Safety Award - British Gas Safety Team
Energy Efficiency Award - Phoenix Natural Gas Ltd
Customer Service Award - Wales & West Utilities
Gas Industry Innovation Award - Northern Gas Networks
Gas Industry Leadership Award - Alfred Chan Wing Kin, The Hong
Kong And China Gas Company
Company of the Year Award - Steve Vick International
Lifetime Achievement Award - Gordon Davies