The organiser of the Energy Event (Birmingham’s NEC, 15th-16th September 2015) has announced an exciting new awards programme aimed at finding the next star in the energy sector. 

Supported by the Energy Institute, the Major Energy Users’ Council (MEUC) and The Energyst, the scheme rewards one lucky winner with a an Energy Institute energy management course, and a year’s Affiliate Membership of the Institute as well. The winner will be announced at the event held at the NEC in September.

Candidates should upload their entry onto the form on the Energy Event website:, detailing their achievements in the energy sector and explaining why they believe they would be a worthy winner of the award. Entrants must be within the first three years of their professional careers, or be studying in this field.

“We are delighted to be able to launch this competition in time for the 2015 event,” comments says Alison Willis, Portfolio Director at i2i Events Group.  “A big part of our industry is about planning for the future and through the Energy Managers of the Future scheme this is what we are able to do, helping an outstanding candidate to propel their career within the energy sector.”

Will Sadler, training manager, Energy Institute said, “Energy managers play a vital role in helping organisations reduce costs, improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions. The Energy Institute is proud to be supporting the Energy Managers of the Future Initiative as part of our commitment to supporting the development of a next generation of highly skilled and enthusiastic energy professionals. Completing training will allow a talented young energy manager to learn from the best experts in the industry and pursue a qualification that will allow them to demonstrably achieve the highest standard of excellence in energy management. “

To impress the judges, candidates should include details of campaigns or projects they have been involved in that have been particularly impressive, including the brief, objectives, strategy and outputs.  The entry submission should be no more than 500 words, and should include a summary of why the candidate believes they are worthy winners of the Energy Manager of the Future 2015 award. Entries can be made via the Energy Event website, with the option of including up to four pages as a supporting appendix featuring relevant work. Also included in the entry form should be a personal Twitter handle, as progress throughout the awards programme could result in Twitter interaction.

The entries will be whittled down to a shortlist of finalists by the judging panel which includes a representative from the Energy Institute, Tim McManan-Smith, Editor of The Energyst magazine and Alison Willis, Portfolio Director at i2i Events Group.