The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK's trade association for the ground drilling industry.


15th June 2018

The BDA Annual Dinner is approaching, with this year's date set for 13th October 2018.  The event will be held at the Mercure St Pauls Hotel and Spa in Sheffield and as usual we will be holding an Awards Ceremony to recognise and promote the achievements of our members.


We invite you to ENTER THE AWARDS NOW - against the following categories:


  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - recognising an individual that has made a lengthy and outstanding contribution to the British drilling industry over their career

  • LEAD DRILLER OF THE YEAR - recognising an individual Lead Driller that has made an outstanding contribution to the British drilling industry

  • INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARD - recognising a demonstration of technical excellence, innovation and/or collaborative working achieved by a Company and/or co-working & co-operation between a BDA Member Company and one or more Consultants, Contractor's, Supplier etc. on a recently competed project, innovation or development initiative.

  • SAFETY INITIATIVE /IMPROVEMENT AWARD - recognising a recent safety campaign or initiative in the British Drilling industry that has reduced accidents / near misses and improved behavioural safety


    The closing date for entries is 7th September 2018.


    Entry forms are available to download from the BDA website at



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