Following on from last year’s Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) Gas Safety Management conference, this year’s event also received positive feedback from attendees.
Held over two days at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, it included the AGSM Gas Safety Awards, which took place at the same location on the evening of 28 April.
Attendees highlighted the quality and variety of content, along with networking opportunities.
Among those recognised was Swale Heating, which won the Regional Social Housing Contractor of the Year trophy for the South East.
The company was joined by other regional winners in the category, including Pembrokeshire Housing (Wales), Places for People (North East), Curo Group (South West), Nottingham City Homes (Midlands), Housing Maintenance Solutions (North West) and City Building (Scotland).
Nottingham City Homes won the President’s Award for overall organisation of the year.
The President’s Award for outstanding individual contribution went to Wheatley Group’s Kenny Brown.
Publicity for Gas Access Week was also included at the event, with a Thunderclap reaching more than 93,000 people.
Keynote speakers included Energy Utilities Alliance chief executive Mike Foster and Home Group chief executive Mark Henderson.
Among the impressive list of presentations was a courtroom drama conducted live on stage by barrister Simon Jelf and Corgi Technical Services’ Trevor Batt.
Advice on the September deadline for the latest update of the Energy-related Products Directive was delivered by Worcester Bosch’s Martyn Bridges, followed by another in-depth presentation – this time on procurement procedures for gas safety managers by LHC head of technical Tim Oakley.
Next year’s event will again be held at Heythrop Park and will take place on 27-28 April, with the awards held on the evening of the first day.
H&V News was the event’s media partner for the second year running and distributed copies of its 29 April edition and details of Smart Installer 2015.