Property experts PCA celebrated at national awards

  • 10 Aug 2022

Experts in key specialisms including damp and timber, structural waterproofing and Japanese knotweed have been recognised at an industry awards ceremony. National trade body the Property Care Association (PCA) handed out a series of accolades to member businesses and individuals that showcased the highest level of professionalism and knowledge.

The PCA also celebrated technicians and surveyors who received top marks when undergoing industry training, and contractors that have excelled over the past 12 months, as demonstrated at their annual audit.

PCA’s Apprenticeship Trainer, Neil Marsden and Technicians Chief Examiner, Michael Earle were also made Honorary Members of the Association in recognition of their contribution and commitment to the organisation and its work in the industry.

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the PCA, says: “Our members tackle a range of issues that can affect people’s homes and businesses, buildings of national importance or major infrastructure.

“Their talent and skills are highly valued and our 2022 Best Practice Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the expertise and experience of qualified and accredited surveyors and technicians.

“Our members have a crucial role to play in the UK construction industry, and are hugely important to the UK economy.”

To find out more about the PCA, visit www.property-care.org


The team from Advanced Preservations with Richard Crossley from award sponsor Newton Waterproofing (second from left) and PCA Technical Manager, James Berry (right).

PCA Award Winners

Contractor of the Year

Damp and Timber small/medium: Hepple Property Care Ltd (sponsored by GPI Limited)

Damp and Timber large: RTC Group (sponsored by Safeguard (Europe) Ltd)

Waterproofing small/medium: APP Protect (sponsored by GPI Limited)

Waterproofing large: Advanced Preservations Ltd (sponsored by Newton Waterproofing Systems)

Invasive Weed small/medium: Maydencroft Limited (sponsored by GPI Limited)

Invasive Weed large: Japanese Knotweed Solutions (sponsored by PAGeotechnical Ltd)

Student of the Year

The Graham Coleman Award for Timber & Damp (Certificated Surveyor in Timber and Damp in Buildings): Craig Mosey, GDN Preservation Ltd (sponsored by Triton Systems)

Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing: Will Chan, GCPat (sponsored by Delta Membrane Systems Ltd)

Certificated Surveyor in Japanese knotweed: Lyndsay Brannan, JBB Knotweed Solutions Ltd (sponsored by PAGeotechnical Ltd)

Technician of the Year

Damp and Timber: James McIrvine, The Preservation Company (sponsored by Stallard Kane Associates)

Waterproofing: Daniel Taylor, Beautiful Basements (sponsored by Delta Membrane Systems Ltd)

Invasive Weed: David Worley, Ebsford Environmental Ltd (sponsored by PCA)

Apprentice of the Year

Damp and Timber: John Powdrill, Cook Group Ltd (sponsored by Homevent)

Waterproofing: Ronnie Yates, Advanced Preservations Ltd (sponsored by PPS Pumps)

Website of the Year

Small company: South East Timber and Damp Ltd (sponsored by PCA)

Medium/Large company: Newton Waterproofing Systems (sponsored by PCA)


Winner: Stronghold Preservation (sponsored by Wykamol Group Ltd)

Highly Commended: Dryfix Preservation (sponsored by Wykamol Group Ltd)


Winner: Newton Waterproofing Systems (sponsored by Shepherd PR)

Highly Commended: Arti Structural Waterproofing Ltd (sponsored by Shepherd PR)

Project of the Year

Winner: Trace Basements & Trace Remedial (sponsored by PAM Ties Ltd)

Highly Commended: Richardson & Starling Ltd (sponsored by PAM Ties Ltd)

Training and Staff Development

Winner: Richardson & Starling Ltd (sponsored by Astute Insurance Solutions Ltd)

Outstanding Customer Service

Winner: RTC Group (sponsored by Edincare Pumps)

Highly Commended: Richardson & Starling Ltd (sponsored by Edincare Pumps)

Employee of the Year

Winner: Artur Stenka, Trace Basements & Trace Remedial (sponsored by PCA – pictured at the head of the article receiving his award (left) from PCA Chief Executive Steve Hodgson (right))

Highly Commended: Vanessa McGuirk, London Waterproofing Solutions Ltd (sponsored by PCA)

Best New Member Audit

Winner: Knight Build Ltd

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