The awards, organised by the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Beckett University, showcase the most innovative organisations, developments and initiatives in the built environment over the past 12 months, recognising and rewarding the pioneering individuals, teams and companies across the region who are truly moving the industry forward.
Entries are encouraged from any organisations or project teams who have been involved in delivering built environment projects in the last year. From roads to rail to commercial builds, housing and improvement works, projects are sought which exemplify ‘constructing excellence’ in 12 different categories, including health and safety, leadership and people development, value and digital construction.
Professor Cathy Barnes, Director of Research and Enterprise at Leeds Beckett University, said: “We are proud to see the CEYH awards continue to grow, with the 2016 awards ceremony seeing a record number of entries and attendees with small local build projects, such as the Oakwood Clock restoration, competing alongside iconic projects from nationally-recognised contractors. This year, we are once again excited about celebrating the talent across our region and look forward to seeing the entries across our 12 categories.
“Here at Leeds Beckett, we celebrate innovation in the built environment and our School of Built Environment and Engineering represents an inclusive and enthusiastic community of staff, students and professional partners who recognise that what they do, design and develop will have a lasting impact on the fabric of society. We provide a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as continuous development opportunities, research and consultancy to businesses to effectively equip the workforce.”
All regional winners then go on to compete at the National Constructing Excellence awards in October; where last year, Yorkshire and Humber walked away with four out of 13 accolades, including the coveted Project of the Year.
The closing date for entries is here or by calling 0113 812 1902. You can also follow news of the awards on Twitter via the hashtag #ceyh2017.with the winners being revealed at a gala dinner on at the Queen's Hotel in Leeds. Further information can be found