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Shortlist Announced for the 2023 UKATA Excellence Awards

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The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the UKATA Excellence Awards 2023, sponsored by Asbestos Analysts Ltd, Tersus Consultancy Ltd, Asbestos Management Consultancy Ltd, Roundworks IT, DSK Environmental Ltd and Specialist Assessment and Training Centre Ltd.

The prestigious awards are set to take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport on Friday 7 July 2023 to coincide with Action Mesothelioma Day. Celebrating the successes of members and industry associates, former athlete Kriss Akabusi will host the awards.

In addition to uniting UKATA-approved training providers and associates to acknowledge their commendable achievements in the industry, the event will also mark the notable 15th anniversary of UKATA's establishment, a leading authority on asbestos standards and training.

The shortlisted nominees are:

Contribution to the Community Award

  • Elken Associates Ltd
  • Tersus Consultancy Ltd
  • Training & Safety Consultants Ltd

Customer Service Excellence Award

  • Barry Training Services Ltd
  • Tersus Consultancy Ltd

Workforce Development Award

  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Gelder Ltd

Excellence in Innovation (>1m turnover)

  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Essential Site Skills Ltd
  • Start Software

Excellence in Innovation (<1m turnover)

  • ACS Learning & Consultancy Ltd
  • Asbestos Training Ltd
  • Training & Safety Consultants Ltd
  • Wayne Bagnall Ltd

Industry Associate of the Year

  • DSK Environmental Ltd
  • RoundWorks IT Ltd

Rising Star Award

  • Emma Willey - ACS Learning & Consultancy Ltd
  • Kristina Greenland - Asbestos Training Ltd

Craig Evans, UKATA Chief Operating Officer, said “I would like to congratulate all the shortlisted entrants and express thanks to all those who submitted applications. Special thanks to the judging panel who have taken on the mammoth task of agreeing the shortlist from a very impressive calibre of entries. I look forward to celebrating UKATA’s 15 Year Anniversary, and the achievements of its members and associates at the final in July”.

Since UKATA was established 15 years ago, approved training providers have delivered asbestos training to more than two million people.

Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UKATA is a leading association dedicated to improving the quality and standards of asbestos training.

UKATA has around 200 members throughout the UK and internationally/ globally. Being a member demonstrates commitment to delivering the highest standards of asbestos training.

Prior to 2008, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) held a list of asbestos training providers known as the ATPWG (Asbestos Training Providers’ Working Group). The need to raise standards of training within the asbestos industry was widely acknowledged and the formation of a trade association was suggested, leading to the creation of the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA). The inaugural meeting of UKATA was held in September 2007, with 41 of the 50 training providers on the ATPWG list agreeing to join.

UKATA’s remit was to set standards, audit and manage the list of asbestos training providers, going forward.

UKATA began trading in January 2008 and accepted applications from Licensed, Non-Licensed and Asbestos Awareness Training Providers.

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Published on Wednesday 7th June 2023

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