IHBC’s ‘Welcome to the New Year’ 2: Nominate for the IHBC Marsh Awards 2019 – Celebrate OUTSTANDING retired IHBC members, and SUCCESSFUL new Heritage Learners – Closing 28 Feb!

IHBC Marsh AwardsThe IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, enters its fourth year with the promotion of the 2019 Awards – celebrating ‘Retired IHBC members’ and ‘New learners in heritage practice’ – with prizes for each that include £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School – Nottingham 2019 – with a closing date of 28 February 2018.

IHBC President David McDonald is encouraging members to consider nominations for the newly launched Marsh Awards for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills and for Community Contribution (Retired Member of the IHBC).

David McDonald said: ‘The nomination process is extremely simple, while the winners are recognised with cash awards of £500 and a free full place at the IHBC’s Annual School every June, where we present the awards. For learners, both the funding and the education from the School could be a critical step-up in their trade or career. For retired members of the IHBC (all categories), if the cash is not a priority, it could be donated to another deserving cause, as well as raising its profile.’

‘So please do consider promoting nominations or, for someone deserving that you know, completing the easy-fill form yourself, for one or both awards, as follows:

‘It does take a little effort, but could make all the difference to someone’s life skills or cherished projects.’

The IHBC and Marsh Christian Trust, sponsors of the awards, recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals in sustaining and passing on vital skills in conservation through collaborative working, teaching and sharing best practice.

Brian Marsh OBE, founder and Chairman of the Marsh Christian Trust, sponsors of the awards said: ‘Hopefully the Awards, in a small way, will help raise the profile of this important discipline and encourage more people to pass on their knowledge’.

IHBC BES Officer Carla Pianese said: ‘Promoting your industry awards raises company visibility, sets you apart from the competition and increases employee morale. Put a spotlight on your achievements and watch how it positively affects your business and contributors to heritage conservation’.

About the Awards and How to Apply:

  • The IHBC Marsh Award for Community Contribution (Retired Member)celebrates the contribution of a retired IHBC member to the community (e.g. through BPT involvement, neighbourhood planning, civic and local trusts with heritage interests).
  • The IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skillsrecognises the potential of an individual based on their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills.

Both awards support the IHBC’s work as we help keep the essential conservation skills and knowledge alive through training, teaching, shared experience and example.

Each award is marked by a certificate, and a free residential place at the IHBC’s renowned Annual School in June each year, worth about £500, and £500 cash, with cheques written directly to the winners.

How to nominate

Visit the website for full details and complete the online form RETIRED or LEARNING giving details of the nominee and covering the following points:

  • a brief description of the activities contributed or the skills mastered (max 500 words),
  • how the individual made a difference to the benefit of the historic environment and/ or community through these activities or skills.
  • supporting information, such as a pictures, documents or website references relating to the nomination, which can be uploaded to the online form or included with the postal form.

If you are not able to complete an online application, you can download an application form in either Word or PDF from the website and email the completed form to marshawards@ihbc.org.uk or post to Marsh Awards, IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA.

If you would like further guidance on your nomination please contact support@ihbc.org.uk.

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