Award applications extended!

There’s still time to get your applications in! Due to unprecedented demand, we have extended the deadline to submit your Direct Works Awards applications until midnight Friday 30 September 2022.

Direct Works understands the importance of recognising and rewarding colleagues for a job well done. Our annual Awards ceremony honours colleagues that have gone the extra mile.

The Awards give you the opportunity to say thank you to colleagues who you feel deserve recognition at a national level.

The 2022 Awards will keep the three categories that we had in 2021. However, we are also introducing an additional category, ‘Outstanding Contribution to Building Maintenance’.

How to Apply:

Award applications for each category can be downloaded below. Please send your completed application by e-mail to: by the 30th September 2022.

Award Categories

Apprentice of the Year

Any apprentice in any trade or skill base. This person is currently in or at the end of their training. They demonstrate enthusiasm in their role and a thirst for knowledge and development; they may have had to overcome adversity, but they continue to have an appetite for personal growth and show great potential for the future.

Team of the Year

Any operational team that has delivered innovation, contributed to efficiencies within the organisation, developed themselves and others and is tireless in their quest to improve the service delivered to residents and other teams. They demonstrate they are team players and have a strong ethos of focusing on excellent customer service.

Inspirational Employee

This person is dynamic, focused, a great communicator, a sharer of knowledge, and has the energy and drive to display outstanding leadership and develop an understanding of your company’s core values. They inspire others and are company and customer-focused, demonstrating commercial acumen in their role no matter their operating level. They provide excellent service and collaboratively achieve remarkable results by inspiring others.

Outstanding Contribution to Building Maintenance

This person is dynamic, focused, a great communicator, a sharer of knowledge, and has the energy and drive to display great leadership and develop an understanding of the construction industry. They have, over many years, inspired others.