• The Retrofit Academy Awards 2023 are now open for entries and nominations!

    Application deadline extended, now closing Tuesday, 7th February 2023.

  • What are the Retrofit Academy Awards?

    The Retrofit Academy Awards were born to recognise excellence in retrofitting across the market; from Retrofit Coordinators, to installers, Social Housing and Local Authority delivery programmes, to individual projects – recognising the rising stars in this exciting, vibrant market, at a crucially important time for our industry! 

    Read more about the Retrofit Academy Awards 2022 in our featured blog post.

  • Where will the Awards be held?

    The awards will be presented at one of the biggest events of the year for professionals in the built environment, Futurebuild, at the ExCel, London on the evening after the event on Tuesday 7th March 2023.

    Our awards are free to attend with informal attire welcome!

  • Why Enter?

    These awards recognise the hard work and dedication going into outstanding retrofitting projects across the UK, and to bring together organisations, stakeholders and individuals from across the sector. Enter yourself, your business, or you can nominate another deserving individual or business in one of the 8 award categories.   

  • How to apply?

    You can apply in one of two ways:

    1. Fill out our online form, here.
    2. Download an application form available below each award and send your nomination to our team via marketing@retrofitacademy.org
  • “Winning one of these awards will identify the best our industry has to offer. They recognise excellence across the twin challenges of increasing the quality and the scale of retrofit in the UK. They will identify the leading professionals making their mark in the PAS 2035 era – and the projects that demonstrate that good practice and good value are not mutually exclusive.”

    David Pierpoint, CEO

Retrofit Coordinator of the Year

Retrofit Assessor of the Year

Retrofit Contractor of the Year

Retrofit Designer of the Year

Retrofit Assessment and Coordination Service

Retrofit Academy Graduate Award

Best Retrofit Employer Award

Best Local Authority or Social Housing Retrofit Programme

Meet the Judges

Our prestigious panel of judges for 2023 represent many decades of experience in the built environment, including all disciplines of retrofitting to the highest British standards. They are looking for excellence in service, consistent delivery of high-quality work in your chosen field, and a proven commitment to PAS 2035 principles. 

Derek Horrocks
National Insulation Association

Derek has over 30 years’ experience within the energy efficiency industry and owns one of the UK’s leading specialist energy efficiency and decarbonisation contractors, Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd as well as owning one of the UK’s first external wall insulation system manufacturers, PermaRock Products Ltd.  

 He currently chairs the National Insulation Association (NIA), a post he has held since 2017.

Clare Price
BSI Group

Clare is a Standards professional with extensive experience in sharing standards knowledge and working with industry and government to identify standards needs and deliver complex standards projects for the built environment.  

Simon Ayers

Simon joined TrustMark as CEO in 2014 following an accomplished career in the energy and construction industry spanning three decades.   Since then, he has successfully navigated the organisation through significant change and growth, earning the reputation for vision and passion and establishing TrustMark as the only Government-endorsed Quality Scheme covering work carried out in or around the home. 

Caroline Withey

Caroline Withey is the  Programme Director for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund accountable for developing and delivering support for the decarbonisation. An experienced project and programme professional who has delivered transformational change and improved outcomes,  Caroline joined BEIS in 2020, setting up both the Local Authority Delivery (LAD) and Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) schemes, leading on the latter until April 2022.  Prior to this, she delivered projects at the Ministry of Justice, HMRC, Cabinet Office and in the Department for Exiting the EU.   

Emily Braham

Emily is Director at Energiesprong UK. She has a Masters in delivering area-based retrofit, achieved while delivering one of the UK’s largest cross tenure retrofit schemes. Her experience includes delivering the first Energiesprong UK pilot and REMOURBAN Lighthouse City project.

David Pierpoint
The Retrofit Academy

David is the founder and chief executive of The Retrofit Academy CIC. 

David has spent over a decade addressing the skills gap in the retrofit sector. He works closely with government, industry, and academia to scale up retrofit education. He is driven by The Retrofit Academy’s mission to train over 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030. 

Carl Harvey
Osmosis ACD

Currently working as an independent retrofit coordinator at My Home Survey Ltd and as the senior retrofit coordinator at Osmosis ACD overseeing the PAS 2035 process within the business. Carl has held seats on various Government forums including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and was involved in the development of the Green Deal policy. 

Alan Pither
The Retrofit Academy

Alan has steered energy efficiency policy since 1985. A regular on the retrofit education and seminar circuit, Alan continues to guide the next generation of retrofit professionals for BRE and The Retrofit Academy. 


Kate Duffy

Kate has substantial policy, leadership and strategy experience within the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and previously at the UK energy regulator Ofgem. She is Head of Policy on the Local Authority Delivery and Sustainable Warmth grant schemes which are delivering over £1bn in funding. Kate is also looking at future policy options for domestic energy efficiency out to 2030. 


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