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Building services champions receive awards

The Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA) has presented Outstanding Services Awards to John Hunt, formerly of Axima Building Services, and Stuart Lyon of MITIE Engineering Services (Scotland).

The awards are aimed at recognising individuals who have made a positive and significant contribution to the work of the association, but may not necessarily have received the recognition they deserved.

HVCA award winners John Hunt and Stuart Lyon receive awards
Awards winners: Pictured from left to right are HVCA chief executive Robert Higgs, Stuart Lyon, John Hunt and HVCA president Gareth Vaughan

Hunt helped establish HVCA as 'key standards-setter' 

HVCA president Gareth Vaughan said Mr Hunt as a member of the Association’s Technical Committee for more than two decades – and its chairman from 1998 to 2003 –had made an enormous contribution to “the library of specifications and good practice guides that have helped to establish HVCA as the key standards-setter across building services engineering”.

He added: “His membership of Council for five years from 1996 allowed him to bring his natural wisdom and long industry experience to bear on the wider issues of the day.”

More recently, Mr Hunt has served as a valuable member of the Heating and Ventilating Joint
Safety Committee – assisting in its transformation into the more broadly-based Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Training and professional standards championed by Lyon

Mr Vaughan said as a champion of training and professionalism Mr Lyon had played an important role in promoting the building services sector.

He said: “As chairman of the HVCA in Scotland, of the Association’s Education Committee and of the HVACR National Training Forum – and as a member of Council for over a decade – he demonstrated a deep and genuine commitment to quality, competence and professionalism.”

Mr Vaughan added that Mr Lyon remained “fully committed to the interests of the building services engineering sector” – as chairman of the Scottish Confederation of Associations of Specialist Engineering Contractors, as vice chairman of SummitSkills, and as HVCA Scotland’s highly proactive “training champion”.