Government’s COVID Timeline
Pushes PIA Presentation to September
Following the UK Government’s recently announced ‘roadmap’ to the lifting of its COVID-19 restrictions, the BPMA and its event organiser, Touchwave Media, have been forced once again to postpone its 2020/21 Pump Industry Awards Ceremony, hitherto scheduled for the evening of Thursday 1st July 2021.
Having already rescheduled the event several times from its original date in March 2020, it is very much hoped that the proposed timeline mapped out by the Prime Minister, will indeed deliver the eagerly anticipated relaxation of the rules.
However, with caution being the watchword over the coming months, whilst the vaccine roll-out continues apace and public confidence develops, the event has now been rescheduled to the evening of Thursday 23rd September 2021. The Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth will be retained as the venue for this special evening of reward and celebration.
Commenting on the decision, Steve Schofield, CEO at the BPMA said: “Whilst the health and safety of attendees continues to be our priority, the credibility and delivery of the overall awards presentation for all those involved – Members, Sponsors, Finalists, and Winners - remains a key consideration. This is especially so as we look to celebrate its 20th Anniversary in what is the BPMA’s 80th year.”
He continued: “Although our hand has once again been forced, with the roadmap now in place, and the prospect of a population-wide rollout of the vaccination programme by the Autumn, I’m sure all will support this responsible approach. I would again thank everyone for their continued understanding during these extraordinary times, and on behalf of everyone at the BPMA I wish you a safe and healthy transition through the next few weeks and months.”
With the unwavering support of the venue, the gala awards dinner will be staged on the exact same basis, with all sponsorship, table bookings and overnight accommodation being honoured and carried forward to the new date.
Award Categories & Sponsors
- Product of the Year
Sponsored by Process Engineering
- Project of the Year
Sponsored by Stuart Turner
- Environmental Contribution of the Year
Sponsored by SPP Pumps
- Manufacturer of the Year
Sponsored by WEG UK
- Distributor of the Year
Sponsored by EMIR Software
- Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by Wilo
- Contribution to Skills & Training
Sponsored by Tomlinson Hall
- Rising Star Award
Sponsored by World Pumps
- Lifetime Contribution
Sponsored by BPMA
From the many entries and nominations received, the Judges shortlisted 37 Finalists across all the categories to go through to the public vote. And with the online voting already completed, the winners will be announced during the charged atmosphere of the awards ceremony in September. The full list of finalists can be found on the dedicated awards website.
As already highlighted, this year’s awards programme celebrates its 20th Anniversary, and so we can look forward to a wonderful, and above all safe, evening of reward and celebration.
Further information can be found online - www.pumpindustryawards.com
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