After receiving a huge number of submissions, the nominations are in for the inaugural Construction Enquirer Awards. Now it’s time to for the industry to vote for the winners across each of the twelve categories. Winners will be revealed during a gala night at UK Construction Week at the Vox, NEC Birmingham on 18 October.
One of the most prized awards on the night will be for ‘Best Main Contractor To Work For (Over £250m Turnover)’. A range of leading firms have been initially shortlisted for the title including Carillion, BAM and Willmott Dixon. Competition will be fierce though, with Kier Group, Amey, Galliford Try and 16 others also nominated.
Construction Enquirer Editor Aaron Morby said: “These awards have really captured the imagination of the industry because they are voted for by your staff and suppliers. It’s a chance to receive recognition from people who really know how you operate and being named as a Top Ten contractor will become a badge of honour for construction companies.”
Up and down the country construction companies have been nominating the ‘Best Main Contractor To Work With (Over £250m Turnover)’. Firms that have passed the initial shortlisting stage have now been announced and include Vinci Facilities a facilities management provider, Keltbray a specialist business who offer engineering and demolition services and contracting giant Skanksa to name but a few.
In return contractors have been nominating their favourite clients to work for within both the private and public sectors. An array of high-profile clients has been put forward for the title of ‘Best Client To Work For (Private Sector)’ covering a host of industries. The historic University of Cambridge has been nominated, so too has the UK’s largest international airport Heathrow Airport. Similarly electricity and gas utility supplier National Grid is up for the award.
Nathan Garnett, Event Director for UK Construction Week, commented: “The calibre of nominees for the awards has been extremely high and all deserve recognition. We look forward to see who comes out on top at what promises to be an evening of pride and celebration at UK Construction Week. Voting is now open and I would encourage everyone to take the time to support the companies who make construction such a great industry to work in.”
Nominations are also in for the title of ‘Best Client To Work With (Public Sector)’ with the local city councils of Liverpool, Birmingham and Coventry all nominated, as well as the Ministry of Justice and the BBC. Other categories at the awards include: ‘Best Main Contractor To Work For (£50m – £250m Turnover), Best Main Contractor to Work For (Under £50m turnover), Best Specialist Contractor To Work For (Over £25m Turnover), Best Specialist Contractor to Work For (£5m to £25m turnover), Best Specialist Contractor to Work For (Under £5m turnover), Best Construction Supplier to Work For, Best Main Contractor to Work With (£50m-£250m turnover) and Best Main Contractor to Work With (Under £50m turnover).
The Construction Enquirer Awards bring a fresh approach to recognition in the construction sector. The Top Ten companies in each category will be announced prior to the awards evening and will take a trophy and branded materials home with them, which can be used across their marketing collateral – from site hoardings to advertising campaigns to promote their status. Tickets are available for just £250pp as well as table packages.
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