Shortlist announced for Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2015
Organised by the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Beckett, the awards are open to organisations, companies and project teams involved in delivering excellence in construction across 13 different categories. These categories include integration and collaborative working, client of the year and, new for 2015, BIM (Building Information Modelling) project of the year.
The awards, which are sponsored by Atlas Cloud, aim to showcase the most innovative organisations, developments and initiatives in construction and the built environment over the past 12 months.
Leading the way with nominations are A-one+ Integrated Services with five nominations, closely followed by Carillion Morgan Sindall and Henry Boot Construction. This year has seen a surge of entries from smaller organisations, with WGL Stoneclean, a Leeds-based SME, receiving nominations in three categories. The full shortlist can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/CEYHAWARDS
The winners will be revealed at a gala presentation dinner on Friday 17 July at the National Railway Museum in York. Over the last seven years the Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire & Humber awards have grown to be one of the highlights of the regional construction calendar, with around 350 construction professionals, representing a broad cross section of the construction expected to attend the event.
Professor Mohammad Dastbaz, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology at Leeds Beckett University, said: “Innovation and skills are of vital importance to the industry and as a university we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well continuous development opportunities and consultancy to our business partners across our region in order to support their development going forward. We look forward to highlighting those leading the built environment sector in July this year at our awards ceremony.”
Atlas Cloud CEO, Pete Watson, added: “We are delighted to support the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2015 - it’s a true celebration of the construction industry. Industry professionals are raising the bar on projects for clients and pioneering new ways of working such as BIM, with Yorkshire being one of the leading areas in the country. We are proud to be working with such leading, growing businesses operating more efficiently and productively through collaboration, communication and mobility.”
The charity partner for this year’s awards is Disability Action Yorkshire, who provide services to improve the lives of disabled people. These include residential care which gives younger adults the skills required to live independently; care and support within people’s own homes; fully accessible holiday accommodation; and training in the skills required for employment linked to a thriving social enterprise.
Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber is the regional partner for national Constructing Excellence, the single organisation charged with driving the industry change agenda in construction. Operated via the Centre for Knowledge Exchange (CKE) at Leeds Beckett University, CEYH gathers key figures in the region together to deliver a diverse programme of events to built environment professionals throughout the year.