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

BDA Awards Dinner - Winners Announced

18th October 2018


A big thank you to those who attended the BDA' s Annual Awards. Not only was it a fun, engaging and entertaining evening, but the event also presented the opportunity to recognise success in our own industry too. The winners from the evening were:


  • Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnicalwho took the Industry Excellence Award for its work on the A96/A9 Dualling Schemes. Fugro was highly commended for its work on MTS Shafts and Caverns.

  • Socotec who took the Safety Improvement / Initiative Award for its Drill Rig Induction Scheme. Soil Engineeringfor its Homesafe + People was also highly commended.

  • Chris Jones, Fugro, took Lead Driller/Drilling Supervisor of the Year Award. David Strong of Socotec was highly commended, whilst Danny Cundill or Soil Engineering received a special mention as only a few years ago he came through the BDA Apprenticeship scheme and is now one of our top drillers.

  • Steve Tomlinson, of Socotec took the Lifetime Achievement Award for his lengthy and outstanding contribution to the British Drilling Industry.



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