News from the BPA

BPA Awards 2023 now open for nominations!

Following the success of the first BPA Awards in 2022, we are delighted to expand this year’s Awards Programme with four awards:

Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award will be awarded to one port that has made a significant and positive difference in its local community. This award honours ports that engage with and contribute to the social, economic, and cultural development of the regions they serve. This could be by addressing a particular issue, campaigning for progressive change, contributing to job creation and skill development, or collaborating with local charities.

Community Impact Award Application Form

Sustainability Award

The Sustainability Award will be awarded to one port that has taken major steps to become more sustainable and worked to reduce its carbon footprint. Applicants will not be assessed on total emissions reduced, but more on the pace of change, concrete action, and whether there is a full embrace of sustainability across all port activities. Ports should show the strategic direction of their sustainability practices and demonstrate the tangible benefits of investments/projects/initiatives in creating a more sustainable port.

Sustainability Award Application Form

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award will recognise one individual who best embodies the qualities and talents of the UK ports sector. This Award will celebrate someone that has shown selflessness in challenging times, visionary leadership, the ability to overcome tremendous odds, or an inspiring changemaker that has left a positive impact on their port or the wider industry. 

Outstanding Achievement Award Application Form

Skills Award

In collaboration with Port Skills and Safety (The UK’s professional ports health and safety membership organisation.)

The Skills Award will be awarded to one port that has demonstrated dedication to skills development and workforce empowerment. The award will celebrate a port that has implemented effective and innovative training programs, promoted professional growth, and/or contributed to cultivating future talent in the maritime industry. 

Skills Award Application Form

The Awards are open to apply from all ports. Applications will be independently judged from a diverse group of industry leaders and awarded at the BPA Gala Dinner on Thursday 19 October, as part of the BPA Conference 2023 Programme.

The deadline for submissions is 11 September. Please email with your entry.

We wish you the best of luck and will see you in London!