The judging process for the Installer Awards will rely on the expertise of an impartial panel of industry experts, whose background and experience cover the full spectrum of the glass and glazing sector to ensure that the judging process is objective and fair.

How Will the Judging Process Work?
The judges will assess all the relevant submissions and support material submitted via the awards website.  They will then submit their shortlist of entries in each category to the Editor of Glass & Glazing Products magazine.

The second stage will involve an online meeting with the judges where they will discuss and debate the merits of each entry based on the criteria listed for each category and will select their top three, which will then be discussed in detail before selecting a winner.

Please note that GGP magazine and the panel of awards judges will not enter into any discussion regarding individual entries and/or awards winners.  The judging process is strictly confidential to ensure that the judging process is fair.

Chris Beedel, Director of Membership, FENSA

Chris has over 30 years of experience in working with certification bodies, having been involved with Competent Persons Schemes since their inception in 2002. He has been Director of Membership at FENSA for 4 years and has been instrumental in developing a strong customer services culture and the TV advertising campaign to promote the FENSA certificate to Homeowners. Prior to this Chris held roles in a range of organisations outside the glazing industry, most recently as Corporate Affairs Director at Certsure LLP. Prior to this, he also held positions at the Electrical Contractors’ Association and the Building Research Establishment, where he played a key part in developing and launching their third-party certification bodies.

Shaun Bentley, practical skills trainer, Building Our Skills

Shaun’s experience covers sectors that include new-build and domestic markets. He is part of the Building Our Skills training programme that offers training in the installation of windows and doors, from a beginner level right up to advanced levels. Shaun also works as a technical officer for GQA Qualifications.

Dave Mechem, Director of Operations, RISA

Dave is director of operations at RISA, the sole provider of inspection services for FENSA

Brian Smith, Director, BAJSmith Consulting

Brian Smith works as a business consultant to the home improvement industry and retrofit sector. With over 30 years’ experience of improving the operational procedures of businesses, for both increased profit and excellent customer service, Brian has also updated trading terms and conditions for several retail businesses to help them meet current consumer rights laws, for which he is a certified trainer.

Brian serves on the board of RetrofitWorks, a well-established cooperative and TrustMark scheme provider, as a non-executive director. The business carries out whole-house energy efficiency retrofits for householders up and down the country.

Jon Vanstone, Executive Chair, Certass

Jon is chair of Certass, Certass Trade Association, the Competent Persons Forum and the Trade Association Forum. He is strategic director at RoofCert and is a member of both the Building Regulations Advisory Committee and the Built Environment Competence Standards Strategy Group.