IRRV Performance Awards 2019

The closing date for entering the IRRV Performance Awards has now passed. We were pleased to see the highest number of Organisations entering the Awards since 2010 with the highest number of entries received since 2012.  As always has been the case with our Awards, there was no extension of the closing date in an attempt to try and encourage more entries.

The Awards Panel will be meeting on 14 June 2019 to agree finalists in each category. At this meeting, the composition of inspection teams and timetables for visits will be discussed. The list of finalists will be released on the IRRV Web Site in W/C 17 June 2019. 

Inspection teams will visit short-listed organisations throughout July, August and early September. Their reports will then be considered by the Awards Panel at a meeting in late September, when the winners (and any organisations that are to be Highly Commended) are decided.” These will then be announced at the IRRV Performance Awards Gala Dinner on 9 October 2019.

The Institute is pleased to announce that Lee Hurst has agreed to return as host of the IRRV Performance Awards at the Gala Dinner in Telford on the 9 October 2019. Lee was our host from 2015 to 2017 and is back after a gap of just one year. Furthermore, in response to requests from those who attended the Gala Dinner last year, MADHEN will also be returning and performing following the Awards Ceremony.

Priority for tickets at the Gala Dinner will go finalists in the Performance Awards, Conference Delegates and Sponsors / Exhibitors who are supporting Annual Conference. In recent years, the event has been fully booked with waiting lists set up. You can guarantee your place by being a finalist in the Performance Awards, as a Conference Delegate or  Sponsor / Exhibitor who is supporting Annual Conference

The 2019 Performance Awards Scheme looks to build upon the successful schemes of recent years. There are ten categories in 2019; three ‘Team’ and seven ‘Excellence’. The on- going changes in the profession are reflected in the categories, whilst the updated criteria for each category ensures organisations are aware on what is being looked for by the Awards Panel.

Entries are welcomed from organisations in both the public and private sector.

All submissions need to be submitted electronically and must not exceed 5,000 words. The closing date for entries is 31 May 2019. Unlike award schemes run by other organisations, this deadline will not be extended under any circumstances.

The short-listing process will take place at the beginning of June with the list of finalists released on 17 June 2019.

Team Awards


Excellence Awards


A key element of the IRRV awards is the inspection process. Short-listed organisations will receive a visit from an Inspection Team that is drawn from distinguished experts, working within the profession.

Inspections will be carried out in July, August and early September before the Awards Panel meets again to consider reports from the Inspection Teams.

The Performance Awards Gala Dinner (when the winners in each category will be announced and trophies presented) is to be held during the IRRV Annual Conference on Wednesday, 9 October 2019.

In addition to there being an overall winner in each category, the Awards Panel may also recognise other finalists as being ‘highly commended’. These will also be announced at the Gala Dinner.

Organisations selected as a finalist will receive one complimentary place to attend the Annual Conference (including the Gala Dinner). An organisation short-listed in more than one category will receive a further complimentary place for each additional category.

The virtual awards village will be held on the IRRV web site. This will include a summary of the submissions from each finalist. Details of awards schemes from previous years can also be found on the IRRV web site.