You are here:

You are here

2020 Risk Excellence Awards Virtual Ceremony - 8 October at 5pm (UK time)

Headline sponsor

Congratulations to all our 2020 awards finalists.

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Risk Excellence Awards as we take it online for the first time.  The awards are free to attend and recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements and hard work of all our finalists, and you will also enjoy an entertaining talk from our guest speaker and awards host, Marc Hogan, and everyone who attends will be entered into our Tombola prize draw.

We received applications from companies large and small from around the globe, showcasing the great, varied, and innovative work of individuals, teams and organisations when it comes to the management of threats and, more importantly, opportunities.

Our awards ceremony was due to take place at Church House in London, but due to COVID-19, we have decided to go virtual and not delay celebrating and recognising our finalists any longer. The change in format provides an opportunity for much wider attendance from our members around the world and we hope to welcome many more of you who may not have been able to attend the physical awards ceremony.

We look forward to you joining us and wish all our finalists the very best of luck.

Our supporting sponsors


Meet our finalists



Barry Holt Award - Outstanding Risk Management Practice

Affinity Living Team Building 5 & 6, Circle Square Manchester for MPB Structures

Haridas S Nair

Mathew Kurian, WSP Middle East

International Risk Initiative of the Year

EHS Boston Scientific Clonmel

Jonathan Smith, Online Safety Solutions

Multiplex Middle East

Neelesh Sogani

John Bennett Award - Exceptional Young Person of the Year

Darren Glendinning, PepsiCo

Sarah Crawford, Aberdeen Harbour Board

Shreejith Krishnan, Emirates Flight Catering 

Health & Wellbeing Strategy of the Year

Cabinet Office Health & Safety and Wellbeing Teams

Finlays Always Safe Team

healthcare rm

Loughborough University

Technology Risk Management Initiative of the Year



Fujitsu Services

healthcare rm

Howdens Trade Health & Safety Team

Safe 365

Work Wallet

SME Risk Initiative of the Year

Arun Raveendran

healthcare rm

TJ Transport & TJ Waste

Mentor of the Year

Anthony Hayward

Graham Wailes

John Berrisford

Change Programme of the Year

Howdens Trade Health & Safety Team

Metinvest Holding

Quinn Industrial Holdings

Risk Team of the Year

Domestic & General

ITV Risk Team

Loughborough University Occupational Health Team

Unite Students Safe and Secure Team

President's Commendation

Announced on the night

Meet our awards host


Marc is an international speaker specialising in influencing and communication skills. He has presented in 16 countries and at companies such as Barclays, BT, Deloitte, PwC, Tesco, Tetra Pak, Unilever and Volkswagen.

After a £1 bet, Marc also performed a 21 night, one man comedy show at the world's largest comedy event - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Marc draws on the lessons learned from his comedy experience as well as his ‘7 Keys for Success’ developed during his career, to provide audiences with a set of practical skills for business and life.

"Marc Hogan was a great way to close our day, he was engaging, entertaining, very funny and most importantly he was on message, his story resonated with the business themes and his energy captured the business intentExcellent!!!" Barclays Wealth International

Awards ceremony

The event will start at 5pm BST with a virtual drinks reception, tombola prize draw and an entertaining talk from our guest speaker and awards host. We will then have the awards ceremony and broadcast the winners’ reactions and congratulate them ‘live’ on air!!

The whole event will last approximately one hour.

During the ceremony, we encourage all our guests to share their congratulations and reactions on Twitter, using the hashtag #IIRSMAWARDS.


Register to attend

The awards are free to attend and open to members and non members.  To attend, please complete the registration form here: