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Rewarding Excellence and Raising Standards

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

 THE LEEA Awards 2018 is a new award scheme developed by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association to reward its members and their employees who have made significant contributions to lifting standards in our industry. Winners will be announced and presented during the LiftEx 2018 Awards Dinner, 14 November 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, within the Arena MK complex in Milton Keynes, which plays host to LiftEx 2018. 

LEEA is excited to welcome Matt Dawson, MBE, as speaker at the LiftEx Gala Dinner and presenter of the LEEA Awards. From well-known rugby player to a national TV personality, Matt Dawson was a contributor to England’s victory at the 2003 World Cup and is Team Captain on BBC1’s much-loved ‘A Question of Sport’. 

“The LEEA Awards play a vital role in promoting the gold standard offered by LEEA members,” said Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA. “They are also crucial in terms of our industry’s sustainability by promoting the impressive work performed by our members and encouraging new recruits.” The awards scheme includes eight distinct categories open to industry for applications. These categories are now open for entry. Members can apply at: liftex.org. Closing date for entries is midnight, 31 August 2018. Award winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner in addition to the presentation of the Harry Brown Memorial Shield. 

An expert panel will evaluate all entries. Being experts in the field ensures a technically authoritative judging panel. 

KEVIN HOLMES AWARD 
Kevin Holmes, the late Board Director and Chairman of LEEA’s Learning and Development Committee, consistently demonstrated a passion for developing people in the lifting equipment industry. In his honour, LEEA has designed this award to reward companies, teams and individuals who display excellence in people development. The judging panel will look for people development initiatives that are innovative and bring a tangible business benefit. 

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR 
This award is aimed at LEEA members who wish to recognise the contribution and individual effort that an apprentice has made in the academic year 2017/18. Any apprentice, from any framework and at any level may be nominated. In addition to being presented with an award on the night, the winner will be offered complimentary LEEA e-learning Courses in both Foundation and one of the Association’s Advanced Programmes. 

INNOVATIVE PRODUCT
 
This award recognises innovative products and services that contribute to improving the Lifting Equipment Industry. Ideally, such products will be introduced with strategic intent and bring a tangible benefit to the industry in terms of performance, efficiency or safety. 

MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD 
This award recognises the outstanding achievements of managers who are shaping the future of our industry. Judges will be looking to recognise those individuals who have shown exceptional leadership in their role and inspire their team members to higher levels of performance through their actions. 

SAFETY AWARD 
This award recognises organisations demonstrating products and/or services that provide innovative protection to people from the risk of injury. The judging panel will be looking for a product or service that improves risk management, anticipates and addresses health and safety challenges, and promotes the benefits of a positive health and safety culture. 

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION
 
This award celebrates an organisation committed to considering the impact on the environment while maintaining profitability. Judges will seek to reward a project aimed at increasing environmental efficiency. 

UNSUNG HERO
This award is aimed at LEEA members who wish to recognise those individuals whose support, hard work, dedication and commitment often goes unnoticed. The judges will be looking to recognise employees who deliver exceptional service, consistently demonstrate commitment and passion for their job and/or have reached or exceeded key targets. 

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD 
This award recognises exceptional service to customers in the lifting industry. Judges will be looking for a strategic approach to customer service. They will also be seeking evidence of building positive relations, generating solutions to solve customer queries, effective complaint management and great communication between the organisation and its customers. 

ACADEMY AWARDS 
Celebrating the achievements of our global learners, the annual Academy Awards will acknowledge students who have excelled in learning and development, achieving the highest of standards. The Harry Brown Memorial Shield will be presented to the winner at the Awards Dinner, and the remaining awards will be presented during the exhibition.


 The Gordon Loveridge Memorial Prize for highest score in the Foundation Assessment paper 
 The Cyril McCaully Award for the best assessment paper in each of the Advanced Programmes 

HARRY BROWN MEMORIAL SHIELD 
The winners of the Cyril Macaulley Award in each assessment category are subsequently considered for the Harry Brown Memorial Shield. This prestigious award is reserved for the best overall Advanced Programme assessment paper. 

Companies interested in placing their brand in front of the industry in association with any of the LEEA Award categories are invited to view sponsorship packages at www.liftex.org. 

For more information on LiftEx 2018 visit www.liftex.org. For further details on the LEEA Awards and to submit an application, visit the website: www.liftex.org/leea-awards-dinner.  

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