Winners of the Association Awards UK 2019

Association news
Published on 19 December 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the Association Awards UK 2019. The Awards ceremony took place on 17 December 2019 in Birmingham, UK.

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

Executive Director of the Year

Winner: Anne Godfrey, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health


  • Giovanni Soffietto, British Martial Arts & Boxing Association
  • John Newcomb, Builders Merchants Federation

Young Association Executive of the Year

Winner: Clare Grove, Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners


  • Barany Sothirajah, Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances
  • Mike Hyde, Golf Club Managers’ Association

Best Conference Development

Winner: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress 2019


  • British APCO, British APCO Annual Conference & Exhibition (BAPCO2019)
  • Builders Merchant Federation, BMF All Industry Conference 2019

Best New Conference or Event

Winner: The British Computer Society, BCS Insights


  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Shaping the future: Unlocking your organisation’s potential
  • Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television, Content Without Borders

Best Use of Event Technology

Winner: Institute of Fundraising, Fundraising Convention

Special Award: Federation of Small Businesses, FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards

Sortlisted: Federation of Small Businesses, FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards

Best Professional Development Initiative

Winner: Chartered Association of Business Schools, Certified Management & Business Educator

Special Award: Builders Merchants Federation, BMF Learning Academy and the BMF Branch Manager Forum

Shortlisted: The Independent Game Developers' Association (TIGA), TIGA University Accreditation System

Best Volunteer Initiative

Winner: Research Quality Association, RQA Volunteer Programme 


  • UK & Ireland SAP User Group, Volunteer Day
  • UK & Ireland SAP User Group, Walldorf Initiative 

Best eLearning & Online Education

Winner: UK & Ireland SAP User Group, SAP Learning Hub


  • British Dietetic Association, An introduction to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Grain and Feed Trade Association, Agribility

Best Association Website

Winner: British Martial Arts & Boxing Association,

Special Award: The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management,

Shortlisted: Institution of Structural Engineers,

Best Association E-Newsletter

Winner: Golf Club Managers’ Association, GCMA Weekly Enewsletter


  • National Landlords Association, UK Landlord & In Focus
  • The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, Circular

Best Social Media Campaign

Winner: Royal Academy of Engineering, This is Engineering – Season 2


  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CIMA’s chatbot
  • Recruitment & Employment Confederation, The Golden Selfie

Best Association Video

Winner: The International Securities Lending Association, Securities Lending Explained - What you need to know in 5 minutes!


  • British Dietetic Association, BDA Highlights 2018 - 2019
  • Royal Society of Biology, Biology Impacting Lives

Project of the Year

Winner: National Landlords Association, UK Landlord & In Focus


  • British Computer Society, BCS Insights
  • Royal Academy of Engineering, This is Engineering – Season 2

Association of the Year

Winner: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Special Award: Young Rail Professionals

Shortlisted: British Martial Arts & Boxing Association