HEFMA Awards

The winners of the 2022 HEFMA Awards were announced at the Awards Dinner held at the Leadership Forum on Thursday, May 12. Awards were made across six categories, and the judges also chose to make a one-off Award of Special Merit. Thank you to all of our sponsors and to everyone who took the time to nominate their teams and colleagues for these prestigious awards. Read on for the full list of winners and look out for more detail of the achievements of all of our nominees on this website and in forthcoming issues of the Pulse magazine.


Our 2022 Awards Winners

Congratulations to all of our winners
Efficiency & Improvement Award

Andrew Hill, Energy & Sustainability Manager (and the Estates & Facilities Team), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Leader of the Year

Paul Birch, Estates & Facilities Manager, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

People Development Award

Andrew Rodgers, Senior Estates Operations Manager, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Personal Development Award

Samantha Yates, Waste Management Officer, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Project of the Year

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) Team, AGH Solutions (Airedale NHS FT)

Team of the Year

Sustainability, Energy & Waste Team, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

The Award of Special Merit was given posthumously to Stephen Sugg from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more about the winners here.

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Forum.

The HEFMA Leadership Forum is the industry’s key event for NHS estates and facilities professionals across the UK, providing some outstanding development opportunities as well as updates on the latest services and product innovations from leading exhibitors. It is also an ideal event to meet and network with sector peers and to listen to high profile speakers addressing topical issues we are all facing within the NHS. You will be able to read more about the 2022 event in the July/August issue of the Pulse magazine, and a report of the closing remarks of our new National Chair, Kay Mulcahy is available here.

The 2023 Forum will return to Stadium MK on May 24 - 26. 

Our 2021 Awards Winners

Eastern Branch

The Estates & Facilities Team at Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust for the achievements made over the last three years in transforming its service delivery. Sponsored by apetito.


London & South East Branch 

The Facilities Project Team at The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the development of successful retail catering outlet at the main hospital entrance. Sponsored by NIFES Consulting.


Northern & Yorkshire Branch 

The Estates, Facilities & Procurement team at Synchronicity Care for the agile and creative response to the pandemic, and ongoing, exemplary achievements. Sponsored by GV Healthcare.


North West Branch

Scott McEvoy, Porter Supervisor at Leighton Hospital (Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust), who was instrumental in the introduction of a digital system. Sponsored by Capsticks.


South West Branch

The General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) Project Team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust for the development of a new four-storey facility. Sponsored by ISS Healthcare.


West Midlands Branch

The Estates and Facilities Team at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT, who have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to support the Trust and maintain services. Sponsored by PPL Training.


Synchronicity Care received the most points from the judging panel and was awarded Overall Winner.


See the September/October 2021 issue of HEFMA Pulse Magazine for more detail about each of these entries.

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