Picture above: Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng

We are pleased to announce that this year’s principal guest at the NHIC Annual Awards is Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng, Chief Executive of BRE and Chairman for the Review of Consumer Protection, Advice, Standards and Enforcement for UK Housing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

A materials engineer with a PhD in wind energy and the design of turbine blades, Peter is passionate about the role that building science can play in finding solutions to the challenges that the built environment faces in delivering buildings, homes and communities that work for people, the environment and the economy.

In May 2012 Peter received the prestigious Peter Stone Award from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to building engineering and the built environment. CABE also awarded him Honorary Fellowship in 2013.

He was awarded an OBE for services to research and innovation in the construction industry in June 2012. The following month he was elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his leadership on innovative built environment research.

Since 1974 the prestigious National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Annual Awards have recognised achievement in UK housing and have grown over the years to become highly regarded as the premier event in this sector.

Dr Bonfield said “I am pleased to support this years NHIC Annual Awards. If we are to have a fighting chance at meeting the 2050 target set by Government, which commits us to an 80 per cent reduction in carbon – we must address existing stock, and reduce their carbon output by 80 per cent. This is a huge and difficult challenge and I am looking forward to seeing the Award winners and how they are contributing to the need for innovation in this important area.”

Anna Scothern, Executive Director at the NHIC said “The NHIC Annual Awards provide a real opportunity for the home improvement industry to showcase its talent for innovation and I am really excited to hear what Dr Bonfield will say in his address to our guests”.

Tickets for the awards luncheon on Thursday 17th November 2016 are available by contacting marketing@nhic.org.uk or telephoning 02074483853