Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA) has won three awards at the recent SGUK 2023 Awards.

They won a Silver Excellence Award for the Mock Trial Event, an Outstanding Achievement Award for their former Chair George Allcock and the Alan Porter Rose Bowl as their Member, Coventry based WA Management, won the Lord Cullen Trophy for their entry: Revolutionary Health and Safety app ‘Under Construction’. 

BHSEA Chair Wayne Bishop, Committee member Louise Mansfield of Bevan Brittan, and Member Andy Lucas attended the award ceremony at the International Occupational Safety and Health Headquarters on September 21 and collected all three of the awards. The Awards were presented by Norman Stevenson, SGUK Chair.

The Mock Trial event which took place at Wolverhampton University was designed to help businesses understand the law enforcement process in a much more practical and hands-on way and attracted 140 West Midlands businesses.  It outlined how companies and their people, at all levels of the organisation, can get caught up and caught out in such a process. The event explained how the enforcement process works, what is involved and how to prepare appropriately if a serious health and safety incident were to occur.

The winner of the Lord Cullen Trophy, Operational Compliance Systems LTD, is a joint venture comprised of BHSEA Member, Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Consultancy Whittaker Associates (Worcestershire) Ltd T/A WA Management, and full-service App, Website and Digital Agency Image Plus Ltd, for their entry: Revolutionary Health and Safety app ‘Under Construction’.

Under Construction is a personalised, easy to use, and affordable project management system app, conforming to ISO 9001 requirements and aimed at SMEs.The app will help SMEs to achieve digitisation in their organisation through its easy-to-use interface and “one software fits all” approach – ensuring all health and safety and compliance needs are covered.

Currently, while the app is still in its development phase, the initial focus us on forms, with both static templates which can be used to generate detailed statistics, and custom-created forms, with future development adding:

  • Document storage
  • Asset registers
  • Training matrix
  • Operations management
  • Contractor management

BHSEA is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 325+ members across the West Midlands and exists to help local businesses protect their people and safeguard their businesses. Businesses of all sizes who are based within the West Midlands region, especially in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Solihull and Shropshire, can currently join BHSEA completely free of charge until January 2024. 

The comprehensive website provides details about future events, along with lots of other really valuable information to support not only the experienced, but those just starting out in the health, safety, and environment sector. Anyone interested in finding out more can visit