Winners of the Association Awards UK 2017

Association news
Published on 15 December 2017

Congratulations to the winners and shortlisted and thank you to everyone who has submitted an entry. We had a fantastic selection of entries across all nine categories.

Executive Director of the Year

Winner: Dr John Hooper, Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

The judges said:
"A visionary leader with a strong passion. Transforming a small failing association into a recognisable international membership body over a period of under 2 years by stabilising reserves, growing income and doubling membership.  This included achieving a Royal Charter and added value for the member proposition."


  • Kevin Green, The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
  • Bridget Shine, Independent Publishers Guild

Young Association Executive of the Year

Winner: Camilla Durrant, The British Dietetic Association (BDA)

The judges said: 
"With an impact beyond her team that encourages others, with a relentless focus that constantly adds value. Motivated, engaged and committed. A true demonstration of leadership that has managed to change the organisation rhetoric."


  • Mike Hyde, Golf Club Managers Association (GCMA)
  • Ben Massey, British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

Effective Voice of the Year

Winner: The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) - ‘Project Charter’

The judges said:
"Excellent use of ambassadors to promote the profession and careers opportunities for young people. Great example of collabration with other agencies and organisations."

Special Award:

  • Careers at Sea - Careers at Sea Ambassadors


  • British Pest Control Association (BPCA) - BPCA – the mark of a professional pest control company

Best Conference Development

Winner: Royal Society of Biology (RSB) - International Biology Olympiad 2017

The judges said:
"An exemplary event showing the value of cooperation with different stakeholders. Very impressive entry, and use of volunteers. Great use of new technology such as FB Live, live streaming, and really pulling in the whole industry including getting on government radar which is incredibly difficult. It also hit all objectives and budgets, really impressive. Again showed good development and definitely impressive for an 8 year old association."


  • British Pest Control Association (BPCA) - PestEx 2017
  • Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety - Offshore Safety Awards 2017

Best eLearning / Online Education

Winner: Common Data Access (CDA) - Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management

The judges said:
"A stunning journey of collaboration to develop high standard and recognition for an emerging field."


  • Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) - The IPG Skills Hub

Best Website & Integration

Winner: Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) -

The judges said: 
"Extremely well thought through, user-focused, very easy to navigate with great personalisation. Their re-writing the entire website content is paying off."

Special award:

  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) -


  • British Pest Control Association (BPCA) -

Best Membership Engagement

Winner: Golf Club Managers Association (GCMA)

The judges said: 
"Exceeding targets and increasing satisfaction; excellent responses from members and good engagement. I like the focus on sharing member stories to create a sense of community and great that you are exceeding your financial projections."


  • British Parking Association (BPA)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Best Association Video

Winner: Careers at Sea

The judges said:
"Disruptive style, highly inspiring, upbeat, energising and personal. Clear objectives and follow up which appears to be making a difference. Aligned with the original strategy on raising awareness."


  • Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
  • Institute of Fundraising

Best Association E-Newsletter

Winner: Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)

The judges said: 
"Nice clean lines, great layout and good use of multimedia platforms. Excellent creative execution of newsletter.  The team have clearly been on a journey of improvement and monitored the data and impact of the new newsletter."


  • The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA)
  • Fine Art Trade Guild