Winners of Gas Industry Awards 2018 announced

15th May 2018


The 2018 Gas Industry Awards, organised by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) and Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), were presented at a lunchtime awards ceremony in London’s Park Lane Hilton on Tuesday 15th May.

Since it began in 1998, the Gas Industry Awards has developed a reputation for uncovering extraordinary talent and highly innovative work and this year was no exception. 13 awards were presented on the day, including a special award for Apprentice of the Year in recognition of the government’s Year of the Engineer campaign designed to inspire the next generation to pursue a career in engineering.

The winners were:

Manager of the Year
Wez Little, Synthotech

Engineer of the Year
John White, Synthotech

Young Person’s Achievement Award
Andy Lewis, Cadent

Balfour Beatty for GDSP loss time injury record

Energy Efficiency Award
Wales & West Utilities

Innovation Project
Technology for compliance delivered by
Taunton Deane Borough Council in partnership with Gas Tag

Customer Service
Hannah Moseley, British Gas

Innovation Product
M1 live mains replacement inspection crawler system developed by
ULC Robotics and tRIIO in partnership with Cadent

Joanne Giles, Cadent

Company of the Year
Wales & West Utilities

Apprentice of the Year
John Brady, SGN

Special Recognition Award
Adrian McConnell, Gas Safety Trust

Outstanding Achievement Award

Chris Clarke, Wales & West Utilities

The event was hosted by former royal correspondent, journalist and television presenter, Jennie Bond, with a key note speech from Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.

Mike Foster, Chief Executive of EUA, said:

“The calibre of nominations this year was extremely high – the gas industry boasts some of the UK’s most talented people and innovative companies, so winning is a huge honour.  

Sheila Lauchlan, president of IGEM, said:           

"The entrants have excelled in demonstrating their professionalism and ingenuity. Having deliberated over the nearly 100 nominees made to these prestigious awards, it was fantastic to be able to celebrate the achievements of the winners at the event. It also provided the opportunity to celebrate the work that so many within the industry are doing which enables the gas network to be at the forefront of addressing the energy trilemma.”

You can follow the awards via #GasAwards