Mark Allen Group has announced the decision to re-schedule the 2020 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAS) to next year.

Now taking place on Friday 26th March 2021, the decision to re-schedule stems from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the wish to celebrate and reward the remarkable achievements in the industry at a more appropriate time.

Paul Fanning, Editorial Director of MA Business, commented: “Having celebrated the 10th anniversary of the BEEAs in 2019, it feels painful to know that we won’t be holding an event in 2020. However, this decision has been taken in the best interests of our guests, employees, and entrants and that has to be our priority. With that in mind, we found ourselves with little alternative other than to postpone. With the UK likely to have some disruptive social distancing measures in place for some time to come, our plan at Mark Allen Group is that by postponing the awards, we will give our industry the time it needs and create the ideal opportunity for us all to celebrate the achievements of engineering designers together next year.”

This decision will be an unsurprising one for the industry. With the future of social distancing still uncertain, we are seeing more and more events postpone to next year, in the hope that we will be able to gather together once more and celebrate the fantastic achievements within the industry.

Entries for the awards are still open, with voting due to close on Friday 4th September 2020. To find out more about how you can enter, please click here.