Safety Groups UK


Congratulations to all 2018 winners

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Innovation, Excellence, Outstanding Service

For 2018 and beyond, SGUK will integrate two award systems which complement each other perfectly - The Alan Butler and Maurice Adamson Achievement Awards being specifically for SGUK Groups to enter and the SCOS Innovation Awards for any organisation to enter.

The Alan Butler Awards have been running independently for 22 years and the SCOS Awards have been running independently for over 40 years.  Integrating them will provide the benefit of their combined strength and extended influence.

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Open to any organisation of any size, based or operating in the UK

  • Lord Cullen Trophy
   Silver Cup (winner)
  • Albert Porter
   Rose Bowl (for winner's local group)
  • SCOS (Scottish Chamber of Safety) Award
   Punch Bowl (2nd prize)
  • Stevenson Shield
   Wooden Shield (3rd prize)

Open to Health and Safety Groups that are members of SGUK

  • Alan Butler Award
   SGUK Shield and sponsor's cheque (overall Gold winner)
  • Gold Award Winners
   Sponsor's cheque and SGUK Awards Gold Certificate
  • Silver Award Winners
   SGUK Awards Silver Certificate
  • Bronze Award Winners
   SGUK Awards Bronze Certificate

An individual nominated by their Health and Safety Group

  • Maurice Adamson Award


Innovation - is open to all organisations, of any size, based or operating in the UK - irrespective of whether or not they are currently members of a Safety Groups UK Group. The aim of these awards is to recognise the innovative work being done to raise the standards of health and safety and help to enhance local group membership, with recognition for the winning organisation's local group as well.

Achievement - is open to all SGUK Groups.  The Alan Butler Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate Group excellence.

Outstanding Service - the Maurice Adamson Award recognises outstanding individuals nominated by groups.

The Award Ceremony is traditionally held in the auspicious surroundings of the House of Lords which also provides an excellent celebration luncheon for winners, sponsors and guests from the most significant health and safety organisations in the UK.