National Insulation Industry Awards win the ultimate accolade

BREEAM revealed as title sponsor of the inaugural awards.

With just days to go until the entries deadline, the National Insulation Industry Awards have announced they have won the ultimate title sponsor in BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings.

BREEAM’s top-line support of the event is recognition of the fact that these awards have been a long time coming. But the entries deadline is close – Friday 25th August – and the organisers are encouraging last-minute applications for the 19 categories.

Event founder Colin Heath said:

“To say we are over the moon to get BREEAM on board to this level is an understatement. It’s a huge endorsement that these awards are long overdue and much needed by the insulation industry.”

Other sponsors to date of the inaugural event are the NHIC, Graco, the Committee on Climate Change, Recticel Insulation, BRUFMA, the BBA, and the National Energy Foundation.

TV celebrity Nick Knowles will host the black-tie gala dinner on November 30th at the East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel in Nottingham which is appropriately rated BREEAM “Excellent”.

Judge Kevin Bohea, president of BRUFMA, said:

“At last, an awards event recognising the very important contribution that insulation makes to building performance. I am really pleased to be supporting an event that will recognise the importance of insulation in high-performance buildings.

“The reduction of energy consumption is vitally important to our future and insulation has a key role to play in this arena. I am honoured to be supporting the NIIA event and looking forward to helping choose the winners in each category. There’s still time for your company to take part by attending or entering one of the award categories. Good luck to all the entrants.”

Fellow judge Mike Easdon, managing director of InBuild Solutions, said:

“It is a great privilege to be part of this inaugural awards ceremony which celebrates and showcases the work of the insulation industry. For the first time, companies representing every market sector from distributors, domestic installers to commercial contractors, manufacturers and designers will all come together to demonstrate technical excellence and the highest standards of quality and workmanship.

“These awards will raise the profile of the industry and the importance and relevance of insulation and acoustics in the construction process. The award winners will get the recognition they deserve and I am looking forward to celebrating their success.”

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