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Finalists announced for IIRSM’s Risk Excellence Awards 2018

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) announces the finalists of its inaugural Risk Excellence Awards - celebrating risk excellence from saving money to saving lives.  

Entries were submitted from across the globe by organisations of all sizes - from a diverse range of sectors including central government, construction, education, travel & tourism, insurance and healthcare.   

The finalists for the six awards categories are as follows:

The Barry Holt Award for Outstanding Risk Management Practice

  • Chirano Gold Mines
  • Gauged Solutions in partnership with Suez Recycling & Recovery UK
  • Health and Safety Risk Management team, ITV
  • Mark Cardnell, KTM Compliance
  • Haridas Nair, Nael General Contracting

The John Bennett Award for Exceptional Young Person of the Year

  • Jane Downey, Ashtead Plant Hire
  • Louis Simo, Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Sinead Gorman, Ashview Consultants

Best Health & Wellbeing Strategy

  • Centrica
  • Health & Wellbeing team, Landsec
  • Loughborough University
  • Health & Safety Business unit, MLM Group

Best SME Risk Initiative

  • Altaaqa Alternative Solutions
  • Power Electrics (Bristol)
  • Star Events

Best International Risk Initiative

  • Hugh Maxwell, (formally HSE Director at Vesuvius)
  • Richard Higgins, PragmaRisk International

President’s Commendation

The President’s Commendation will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The Risk Excellence Awards take place on Thursday 24 May at Church House, Westminster, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Robin Kermode, who is one of Europe’s leading communications coaches and author of the best-selling book, ‘Speak so your audience will listen’. A member of BAFTA’s voting panel, and the voice of the ATP World Tennis Finals, Robin is very much in demand from business leaders and national politicians and is the body language expert for several national newspapers.

Jon Abbott, Director Global Clients at Cardinus Risk Management, the awards headline sponsor, states ‘We are thrilled to be supporting the inaugural IIRSM Awards and delighted that so many high quality entries have been received. We wish everyone the best of luck for the evening and look forward to congratulating all the finalists at the Awards Dinner on 24 May.” 


IIRSM would like to thank its sponsors Cardinus Risk Management, HSE Recruitment Network and Healthcare Risk Management.

For further information please contact:

Sophie Williams, Director of Professional Development


T: +44 (0) 208 741 9100


Clare Fleming, Director of Marketing and Communications


T: +44 (0) 208 741 9100

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