About the awards

Utility Week’s industry awards are the highlight of the calendar. Once a year, we take the opportunity to recognise the companies and individuals forging the way ahead. The awards are widely recognised for the rigour of the judging process: a Utility Week Award is hallmark of quality. So if you have a team, project or company to be proud of, let the whole world know about it.

The fourteen award categories are open to any company involved in the utilities sector - companies producing, distributing and retailing energy or water. Other companies are welcome to enter jointly with utility partners.

We are looking for those companies that go above and beyond the call of duty, so we will be asking you to demonstrate that you had ambitious aims, proportionate to the size of your company, and that you met or exceeded them. They recognise excellence across the industry, no matter what the sector, the size of the company or the scale of the project.

Competition for these awards is fierce, and winning a place on the shortlist is an achievement in itself. We’ll honour all our winners, reveal who are the best of the best – and have a great night out – it’s the industry’s “Christmas party” and a great opportunity to join the great and good as they celebrate the year’s achievements.

Entries are judged by independent panels of industry experts. Our judges know the industry, so they are less impressed by a glossy entry than by one that clearly demonstrates achievements – and backs them up with evidence. 

We look forward to celebrating these achievements and the unstinting dedication of the whole sector on 12 December at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House.

Jane Gray, 
Acting Editor, Utility Week