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BESA shortlisted for four association awards

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association has been shortlisted in four separate categories at this year’s Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards.

The awards, which are supported by the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), are now in their 19th year and are designed to recognise and reward the excellence, innovation, and best practice demonstrated by UK trade bodies.

BESA has been shortlisted in the Digital Transformation, Training Initiative, Event of the Year, and Sustainability Initiative categories. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on February 17.

A delighted BESA CEO David Frise said: “The fact that these categories reflect so many different aspects of BESA’s work is an amazing testament to the hard work of the staff in all areas. We are very proud of being such a broad-based association and that we provide a wide range of support services to our members right across the spectrum of building engineering.”

Established in 1997, the Trade Association Forum is the leading representative body for associations in the UK with nearly 200 members.

The TAF Awards judges have acknowledged the way BESA has gone through a “digital revolution” to transform the way it conducts business, interacts with colleagues, engages with members, and delivers products and services. This has helped it to improve operating efficiency and meet its sustainability targets, hence its shortlisting in the Digital Transformation category.

The BESA Academy, which delivers a comprehensive programme of training courses, assessments and CPD for individuals, employers, and training providers has been shortlisted for the TAF Training Initiative award.

The 2021 BESA National Conference, its free-to-attend virtual conference that was attended by almost 500 delegates and featured 67 speakers providing more than 21 hours of specialised content, has been put forward for Event of the Year.

Finally, the REFCOM Elite scheme, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, is included in the  Sustainability Initiative category shortlist.

Set up as a best practice company registration scheme to promote environmentally responsible refrigerant management, the REFCOM Elite scheme was recognised by the TAF judging panel for spotting the need to implement best practice to reduce emissions.

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