Past president Peter Hoyle (left) receives his Distinguished Service Award from B&ES chief executive Roderick Pettigrew

Past president Peter Hoyle (left) receives his Distinguished Service Award from B&ES chief executive Roderick Pettigrew

UK: Peter Hoyle, a past president of the HVCA, has become only the sixth person in its 109-year history to be awarded its Distinguished Service Award.

As well as serving as president, Mr Hoyle has also been a member of the council of the Association, now known as the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), for over 20 years, and had also served on the membership, operative, finance and house committees, as a director of B&ES subsidiary Piper Enterprises and as chairman of its training provider Building Engineering Services Training (BEST).

In making the presentation B&ES chief executive Rod Pettigrew added that Peter Hoyle was the only president (of what was then the HVCA) since the Second World War to have served two consecutive terms of office. “To say nothing of his subsequent prominence on the international stage, as president of GCI-UICP, the European umbrella body for our sector,” Mr Pettigrew added.

Past president Peter Hoyle (left) receives his Distinguished Service Award from B&ES chief executive Roderick Pettigrew