IRRV Performance Awards 2017

The 2017 Performance Awards Scheme looks to build upon the successful schemes of recent years. There are ten categories in 2017; 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.


Team Awards


Excellence Awards



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 Friday, 2nd June 2017; unlike award schemes run by other organisations, this deadline will not be extended under any circumstances.

The short-listing process will take place later in June with the list of finalists released on the 23rd June 2017. A key part of the IRRV awards is the inspection process. Short- listed organisations will receive a visit from an Inspection Team that has been drawn up 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, 4th October 2017.

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 two complimentary places 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.