Contractor of the Year is a category for Contractors to demonstrate the quality of their work across all sectors. To demonstrate precision, attention to details, innovation, creativity and flair. Please note the Gates & Barriers Award has a separate entry form.

For projects completed by 30 June 2024

What you need

Demonstrate your high quality, complex design and installation with photographs, locations, client references and background design considerations.

Your entry

Submit a minimum of five images across the different sections of your project. Give as much detail as you can on the location details, the original brief and scope of work and any background design considerations.

Client references

We need to know the end user was given the installation that they wanted and the design met the brief. Make sure you supply client references – they can include the final outcome as well as the installation process.

On site visit

An AFI representative may visit your site allowing you to talk them through the challenges and see the skill involved in your work.


Demonstrate how your project has a longstanding beneficial effect for the environment and local community.

Contractor of the Year Award

Open to all industry professionals. Entries will be judged on:

  • complexity of the installation and design work to complete the project
  • complexity of design considerations
  • the project’s longstanding beneficial effect for the environment and the community in general
  • client references
  • the presentation

Shortlisted entries may have a site visit by an AFI representative to review installation quality to be discussed by the UK Fencing Awards judging panel committee.

Entry details should include:

  • initial contract brief and requirements
  • site location details
  • before, during and after installation photographs
  • design work details
  • problems encountered
  • environmental benefits and considerations

In the event of a tie the AFI Chairman will make the final decision in consultation with the judging panel.

You can download a pdf version of the Awards entry form here if you prefer – please send the completed form to

Awards 2024 Contractor updated (30 downloads )
Awards Entry form - Gates & Barriers (82 downloads )