Could you be a winner in 2017?

Now is the time to ask yourself, have you got what it takes to be a winner? Start working on your entry for the next BCIA Awards; the most prestigious event in the building controls calendar for 2017.

The BCIA Awards celebrate excellence in the industry, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to showcase your best products and projects from the previous 12 months.

For example, in 2016, Daniel Slack of Chartwell Controls was awarded Student of the Year. Daniel is committed to his studies and the controls industry and is participating in the four year Trend Attitude Apprenticeship programme.

Daniel was awarded Student of the Year because he has shown dedication and determination to learn and do well in the controls industry. He has impressed colleagues and clients with his exemplary attitude and he is motivated to fully understand the technology he is installing.

Malcolm Anson, President of the BCIA, said: “We are delighted to have up and coming young people like Daniel in the building controls industry, it is good to know the future of our industry is in safe hands.  We need to recognise and reward more young people, which is why in 2017, we have decided to change the Student of the Year award to Young Engineer of the Year. This opens the award up to allow young engineers under 30 years of age to enter.”

There are eight categories which you can enter, which are: Independent Building Controls and BEMS Installer; Best Service and Maintenance Provider; Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects; Technical Innovation of the Year – Products; Energy Management Award; Contribution to Training; Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year.

The highly anticipated awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 11 May 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole where guests can relax and celebrate the successes of the building controls industry.

The deadline for entries is 31 January 2017. To enter simply visit the BCIA website,, and submit your entries via the online form. Entry to the awards is free and open to BCIA members and non-members.