Raising The Roof At The LRWA Awards
The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) will hold its annual Awards and Gala night at the incredible Titanic Hotel in Liverpool on 22nd March.
This incredible awards evening celebrates the professionalism and expertise of people in the sector, with awards categories including:
- Liquid Roofing Project of the Year for projects over 1000m2
- Liquid Roofing Project of the Year for projects under 1000m2
- Liquid Roofing Project of the Year in a Buried Application (for example, inverted or green roofs)
- Liquid Waterproofing Project of the Year Award
As well as rewarding exceptional workmanship by its members, the LRWA Gala also celebrates the efforts of the LRWA Charity Team Challenge, which runs throughout the year to raise money for the organisation’s chosen charity – LandAid.
Sarah Spink, LRWA CEO said:
“The LRWA awards is a celebration of outstanding workmanship and technical excellence across the liquid roofing and waterproofing sector and is a greatly anticipated sell-out event across all of our members each year that it has been held. We are very much looking forward to a bigger and better event in March 2023, which is selling out fast.”
Winning an LRWA Award
An LRWA Award is highly coveted in this fast growing roofing sector, with a lot of competition from teams across the UK.
Winners are chosen by a panel of expert judges, without the details of the contractor or manufacturer being revealed to the panel.
The project is judged on merit alone, using submitted details and photos of the project to make an assessment based on four main criteria:
- Degree of difficulty
- Problem solving
Tickets are already selling out fast for 2023’s Awards and Gala, but if you’re interested in tickets, entering your project for an award or sponsoring the event, you can find out more here.
The LRWA Charity Team Challenge
This amazing team challenge invites groups of up to ten people to walk, run, swim or cycle as far as they can in 30 minutes to reach the highest number of kilometres.
There are also bonuses that can be won, for photos of doing an activity in the most original place, for sharing photos and stories on LinkedIn, and of course for the highest levels of fundraising.
There are bronze, silver and gold medals up for grabs, and the money raised goes towards the LRWA’s chosen charity, which is currently LandAid.
LandAid was chosen because the charity fits in so well with the LRWA, as it’s all about giving young people a roof over their heads.
Sarah Spink, CEO of the LRWA said:
“As an association, we’ve actively been raising money for charity since 2016, and have donated almost £20K in the last six years to a variety of different causes including Mind, Find a Better Way and LandAid.
“We are really pleased to be hosting the Charity Team Challenge again this year to build on this fundraising. The event started back in 2019, when we recognised an opportunity to harness the competitive nature of our members and raise money for a chosen cause all whilst increasing awareness of our sector.”
Designing bespoke awards for the LRWA
Previously, the LRWA had used an off the shelf glass award which incorporated a star. But with the awards becoming bigger and better each year since they started in 2017, the Association decided it was time to create their own unique trophy.
The LRWA Award is inspired by the Association’s logo and brand colours, as well as featuring a star, which represents the high achievements of winners.
The “swish” element works beautifully alongside the star, giving it a sense of movement and impetus, and of course bringing the whole design back to the LRWA logo.
The Charity Team Challenge Award needed a design that was both distinct from and connected to the LRWA Award.
This trophy was first created for the 2021 awards, using the same silver finish and brand colours as the LRWA Award, but with a rounded, circular design that’s in sharp contrast with the angles of the star award.
By creating these complementary but unique designs, LRWA have a selection of trophies that feel connected but retain their own unique personality.
As well as the two trophies, EFX also created bespoke medals in gold, silver and bronze for the Charity Team Challenge to award the participants on their amazing achievements.