Shortlist announced for the Safety and Health Excellence Awards

The shortlist has today been announced for the inaugural Safety and Health Excellence (SHE) Awards, which will take place at The VOX, Birmingham on the night of the 11th April 2018.

The categories aim to cover all aspects of health and safety, fire safety and security and incorporates the long-standing British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Awards.

An esteemed panel of key industry figures whittled down more than 150 entries to a shortlist of 75 entries across nine categories. The panel of judges include Teresa Budworth (NEBOSH), Dr Bob Docherty (Institute of Fire Safety Managers), James Kelly (British Security Industry Association), Ian Moore (Fire Industry Association), Niall Rowan (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), Neal Stone (ex-British Safety Council), Rob Strange (ex-Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and Colin Webb (Oxford University).

The winners will be unveiled at a gala awards dinner, which will be hosted by comedian Rory Bremner and promise to be a celebration of excellence in safety, health, security and fire.

The shortlisted nominees are as follows:

Campaign of the Year 


  •        Cirrus Research
  •        C-Tec
  •        Edinburgh Airport
  •        Jaguar Land Rover
  •        British Woodworking Federation
  •        Forklift Truck Association
  •        UK Asbestos Training
  •        Iforce
  •        Brunel University London
  •        Turner and Townsend


Health and Safety Team of the Year – Sponsored by NEBOSH

  •       Bforms
  •        Incentive FM
  •        Hunter Safety Solutions
  •        Galdris Construction Ltd
  •        O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd
  •        Compass Group UK Healthcare
  •        Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  •        Heightsafe Systems Ltd
  •        Authentick Ltd
  •        Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd


Rising Star

  •         Adam Gomes (Altius VA)
  •         Ugochi Obidiegwu (Aero Contractors)
  •         Dale Hughes (Essity Operations Manchester Ltd)
  •         Kirsty Johnson (Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
  •         Melenie Tennela (H&S Made Easy)
  •         Richard Isingoma (Doosan Babcock General Maintenance Service LLC)
  •         Alexandria Roberts (Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service)
  •         Luke Hunt (Hunter Safety Solutions)
  •         Matt Hazelton (Proud2bSafe Ltd)


H&S Manager of the Year – Sponsored by NQA


  •         Adam Gomes (Altius VA)
  •         Peter Furlong (Boccard UK Ltd)
  •         Robin Gibson (Morgan Sindall Construction)
  •         Dianne France (Shipley College)
  •         Ciaran Butler (Sodexo)
  •         Brett Townsley (Hoover Ferguson)
  •         Terry Edwards (Bedford Hospital NHS Trust)
  •         Jason Clarke (Warwick Estates)
  •         Gary Youngson (Berendsen UK)


Fire Innovation of the Year – Sponsored by Turner and Townsend

  •         Advanced
  •         Honeywell
  •         Jactone
  •         Asecos
  •         Apollo Fire Detectors
  •         FirePro
  •         Baldwin Boxall
  •         Coltraco Ultrasonics
  •         Detectortesters
  •         GAE Engineering

Security Innovation of the Year 


  •         BT Redcare
  •         Texecom
  •         Wireless CCTV
  •         UTC
  •         Videcon
  •         Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  •         Pick Protection


SHE Awards director Tim Else commented: “The SHE Awards were launched as part of our strategic partnership with BSIF. Celebrating excellence and recognising great work is our goal and the incredible reaction we have seen from the market clearly demonstrates the need for such an awards scheme.

“Our expert judging panel are excited at the quality and range of entries and we look forward to revealing the SHE Award winners on 11 April. Now is the time to secure your table, celebrate with your clients and thank your team for their tireless work in the pursuit of safety and health excellence”.

The BSIF Awards will be judged live at the Health and Safety Event on 10-11 April 2018 at NEC Birmingham, with the winners also announced at the SHE Awards on the evening of 11 April 2018. The shortlist for the BSIF categories includes:

BSIF Product Innovation Award


  •        Univet – Vision AR
  •        EAVE – Intelligent Ear Defenders
  •         Alpha Solway – Ranger Helmet
  •         Keypoint – Terranova boot
  •         JSP – Evo 5 Dualswitch
  •         JSP – Powercap Infinity
  •         Tornado Gloves – Aura Glove
  •         HB Protective – Tempex Cold Store Clothing
  •         Berendsen – Smart Garment
  •         Diadora – Net Breathing System
  •         Dynamic Ear – Filtered Foam Ear Plugs
  •         Ansell – Alphatec 5p-735



BSIF Safety Solution Award


  •         Boots UK – Boots UK develops innovative in house HGV Drive off Safety solution
  •         Green Gate Access Systems
  •         SOSEC – The UK’s first mobile solar-powered barrier/gate combination
  •         Matrix Telematics – Driive
  •         Southalls – Defining Safety Excellence
  •         Good to Go Safety – ZF TRW Sunderland


BSIF chief executive Alan Murray commented: “I am delighted to be able to say that the 2018 entries for the BSIF Product Innovation, Service Excellence and Safety Solutions Awards, reached a record level.

“We are looking forward to live judging of the outstanding product innovation entries on the 10-11 April at the NEC, during the Health and Safety Event. The winners will receive their awards at the fantastic Awards Evening on 11 April held in the Vox hosted by the amazing Rory Bremner.”

The SHE Awards, sponsored by 3M, take place on 11 April 2018 at the Vox, Resorts World, NEC Birmingham and tickets are on sale now. To book your ticket visit or call 01342 333 724.