IRRV Performance Awards 2018

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The Institute is pleased to announce that Paul Sinha has agreed to host this years Performance Awards Gala Dinner in Telford on 10 October 2018

Paul is a familiar voice on radio with appearances on Just A Minute, The News Quiz and Fighting Talk. His own Radio 4 series 'Paul Sinha's History Revision' won the Rose d'Or for radio comedy in 2016. A lifetime of curiosity and learning informs Paul's comedy but now also ranks him as one of the UK’s finest quizzers. This has led to yet another concurrent career, this time as a general knowledge expert on the ITV quiz show, The Chase. A tea-time favourite, The Chase is the most watched programme on weekday, daytime television



Following the presentation of the Awards,  the entertainment will be provided by Madhen

Madhen are widely regarded as the best party band in the UK. They have carved an enviable industry-wide reputation for delivering high-energy, edgy performances in a unique and unparalleled style. From corporate events and product launches to film premieres and even Royal Weddings…Madhen rocks the party! Earlier this year, Madhen supported Take That at The 02. Now they are supporting the Institute in Telford!


The 2018 Performance Awards Scheme looks to build upon the successful schemes of recent years. There are ten categories in 2018; three ‘Team’ and seven ‘Excellence’. The on- going changes in the profession are reflected in the categories, whilst the updated criteria for each category ensures organisations are aware on what is being looked for by the Awards Panel.

Entries are welcomed from organisations in both the public and private sector.

All submissions need to be submitted electronically and must not exceed 5,000 words. The closing date for entries is 31 May 2018. Unlike award schemes run by other organisations, this deadline will not be extended under any circumstances.

Team Awards


Excellence Awards


The short-listing process will take place at the beginning of June with the list of finalists released on 12 June 2018.

A key element of the IRRV awards is the inspection process. Short-listed organisations will receive a visit from an Inspection Team that is drawn from distinguished experts, working within the profession.

Inspections will be carried out in July, August and early September before the Awards Panel meets again to consider reports from the Inspection Teams.

The Performance Awards Gala Dinner (when the winners in each category will be announced and trophies presented) is to be held during the IRRV Annual Conference on Wednesday, 10 October 2018.

In addition to there being an overall winner in each category, the Awards Panel may also recognise other finalists as being ‘highly commended’. These will also be announced at the Gala Dinner.

Organisations selected as a finalist will receive one complimentary place to attend the Annual Conference (including the Gala Dinner). An organisation short-listed in more than one category will receive a further complimentary place for each additional category.

The virtual awards village will be held on the IRRV web site. This will include a summary of the submissions from each finalist. Details of awards schemes from previous years can also be found on the IRRV web site.