EMCOR UK wins RoSPA Sir George Earle Trophy, FM Sector Award and commended in the Water Sector Award



The Company also won an Order of Distinction, four Gold Medals and three Gold Awards

EMCOR UK has had a hugely successful year in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards. It has won the coveted Sir George Earle Trophy, the Facilities Management Industry Sector Award, an Order of Distinction, four Gold Medals and three Gold Awards, and was commended in the Water Industry Sector Award.

Sir George Earle Trophy
EMCOR UK has won the Sir George Earle Trophy, RoSPA’s oldest and most prestigious health and safety award. It was first given out in 1956, and the winner is selected from the highest-performing Industry Sector Award winners. 

EMCOR UK was shortlisted after winning the FM Industry Sector Award for the second consecutive year, a symbol of excellence that required quantitative evidence on its improvement of FM services. 

For the Sir George Earle Trophy, shortlisted companies had to answer ten key performance questions on the structure of occupational accident prevention, problem assessments, priority reporting, and more. The board and executive HSEQ leadership and governance were also assessed by RoSPA’s expert Adjudication Panel of independent consultants and professionals, before being examined by additional judges for each sector.

The win evidences how EMCOR UK exceeded the high quality of global competition, to achieve the top accolade of RoSPA and contribute to its legacy of distinction. 

Order of Distinction and Eight Gold Medals
EMCOR UK won its 17th consecutive Gold Award for its partnership with Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), earning it an Order of Distinction. 

It also won four Gold Medals and three Gold Awards for the following customer partnerships: 

  • Thames Water (9 consecutive Gold Awards)
  • United Utilities (9 consecutive Gold Awards)
  • Anglian Water (6 consecutive Gold Awards)
  • British Sugar (6 consecutive Gold Awards)
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • GSK plc
  • RSA Insurance Group

Jonathan Gawthrop, executive director risk & sustainability at EMCOR UK, said: “It is an honour to win not only the FM Industry Sector Award, but the coveted Sir George Earle Trophy too. Adding to the winners’ legacy of excellence is a testament to our standing as an industry leader in health and safety. Our goal is to create a better world at work, so ensuring the highest health and safety of colleagues is paramount. We’re delighted to have multiple consecutive wins, including an Order of Distinction for our long-lasting work with AWE.  All businesses need their workplaces to run smoothly, so by safeguarding our colleagues and customers, we ensure that everyone can prosper.”  

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said "Workplace accidents don't just pose financial risks and operational disruptions; they significantly impact the quality of life for individuals. This is why acknowledging and rewarding excellent safety performance is vital. “We congratulate EMCOR UK for winning a prestigious RoSPA Award and showing an unwavering commitment to keeping employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

The RoSPA Awards programme is celebrating its 68th year as the UK’s largest and most impactful health and safety programme. It receives almost 2,000 entries annually from over 50 countries, impacting over seven million employees. The awards provide an opportunity for organisations to stand among leaders shaping safer, healthier workplaces. All awards cover the period 1st January – 31st December 2023. 

The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in accident prevention and ill health at work by assessing entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workplace involvement.