Join us on 21st November for the 10th Annual Best Practice Awards, celebrating the very best in our industry. Held at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry (near Birmingham), UK, this event continues year on year to recognise and reward PCA members and their fantastic achievements throughout the year.
You need to be in it, to win it!
Winners and runners-up have benefitted hugely from the significant publicity following the Best Practice Awards. Shepherd PR, PCA’s PR Company, will deliver press coverage about the event which ultimately raises the awareness of all the Awards winners’ reputations, and the standards they adhere to and represent through their membership with the PCA.
As the saying goes ‘you need to be in it, to win it’ and who does not love winning a prize?! With the latest technological equipment and hundreds of pounds worth of shopping vouchers on offer, what’s not to love!
To find The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry (near Birmingham), UK, please use the map below. Beneath the map there is also handy advice for those coming by car, plane, train or bus.
Alternatively, if you want to call, feel free to contact us on 0844 375 4301 and ask for Sue or email Sue directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out last years pictures…
So what might you miss out on? Click to view the pictures from last year’s event and find out!
It really is easy to enter
It really is straightforward to enter and there are no long forms to complete. You simply need to:
- Outline and describe your entry fully – indicating how it meets the requirements of the chosen category
- Adhere to the strict word count of 1,000 words
- Submit supporting photos and documentation if you wish – please limit this to 2 sides of A4, including photos and attachments
Email your entry to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 28th October 2019.
Please note that the Best Practice Awards are only open to current PCA members.
Individual companies can submit entries into one or more categories, and multiple entries within the same category if they wish. Please be clear as to which category each individual entry relates to.
Details of each category can be found below (click to expand).
Additional Award Categories
In addition to the award categories listed above, the PCA has a number of awards which are judged and awarded by the PCA. These are based on either the audit visits undertaken by our Regional Support Officers, examination results and/or assessments throughout 2018. These award categories are:
Our Independent Judging Panel
Submissions for categories that are not awarded by the PCA (student and contractors of the year awards) are reviewed by a panel of independent judges. They will take into consideration the professional merit of each entry, based upon guidelines outlined in a scoring matrix.
Travel Help to the Best Practice Awards Dinner
If you have Sat Nav, enter the postcode CV4 7SH.
This postcode will direct you to Gibbet Hill Road, the main road through Warwick University. Simply follow signs for Lakeside Village. You will soon after see signs for The Slate. There is plenty of free parking on site.
If you are travelling to the venue from outside of the UK, the full address is:
University of Warwick
If coming by train, Coventry is the most convenient train station. It is served by trains from London Euston, Birmingham (New Street and International) and Leicester. Alternatively, Leamington Spa is relatively close to the venue and is served by trains from Birmingham, Coventry, Oxford, Reading and London Marylebone. You can get a bus to us from close to the station.
If coming from Scotland, the North of England or Wales; most trains will go via Birmingham New Street where you will be able to take a connecting train to Coventry. Trains from Birmingham to Coventry run approx every 15mins and take approx 20mins.
If you are coming from Europe by train, all Eurostar services terminate in London St Pancras station. From here, it is a very short walk along Euston Road (approx 5mins) to London Euston. Alternatively, you can take an Underground train between St Pancras to Euston that will take approx 2mins. Once at London Euston station, simply take a direct train to Coventry. The journey takes approx 57mins.
The closest airport is Birmingham Airport. Most major cities in the UK and Europe will have flights directly to Birmingham Airport. A taxi to the venue from Birmingham airport will take about 20 minutes and cost around £30. Alternatively, you can take a direct train to Coventry from Birmingham International station which is located at the airport.
London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports are all connected to Coventry by National Express coach services. Alternatively, you can take the train to Coventry, with a change in central London. Refer to the information about travelling by train above.
If travelling by coach, there are regular services by National Express coaches to Coventry throughout the UK. You can enquire about the services by visiting the National Express website.
If you are travelling more locally, there are regular buses to the venue from Coventry and Leamington Spa.
From Coventry, the 11 and 12 bus routes both serve the venue. Please note, you will need to have the right money as the bus drivers do not give change. Both buses call at the Coventry Railway Station Bridge SD stop on Warwick Road – a 1min walk from Coventry station.
From Leamington Spa, the U1 and U2 buses serve the venue. Both services stop at Parish Church Stand B – a 7min walk from Leamington Spa station.
Still a bit unsure? Why not get in touch
Still a bit unsure. Why not get in touch with us. Simply ask your question or query using the form below and one of our team members will be back in touch with you soon.