By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East
Here at Constructing Excellence in the North East, we’re committed to working with the industry, its customers and the government to make change happen and deliver prosperity. Each year we also dedicated a lot of time towards celebrating what the industry has already achieved and 2018 will be no different.
Each year, we hold the Constructing Excellence North East Awards, our awards ceremony dedicated to showcasing excellence and rewarding achievement from organisations and projects around the region. We are delighted to say that the awards are now firmly established as one of the highlights of the business year, playing an important role in raising the performance of those involved in delivering the built environment. Over the last 13 years, the awards have grown significantly, with over 500 people celebrating the best of the region’s industry.
This year, our fourteenth CENE Awards will be held on Friday 15 June. As usual, we have various categories, including Integration and Collaborative Working, Sustainability, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, SME of the Year and our new category for 2018, Offsite Project of the Year. We are also delighted to announce our new headline sponsor for the awards, CDM Recruitment and are working with them to ensure this year’s awards are the best yet. Application forms for this years CENE awards can be found here.
For the third year running the Generation4Change (G4C) North East Awards will also be celebrating the outstanding examples of excellence and best practice from those up and coming in the industry. The awards, which this year are sponsored by Northern Counties Builders Federation, will take place on Friday 27 April. They will celebrate individuals or organisations from seven categories, including Apprentice of the Year, Student of the Year, Trainee of the Year, along with G4C Future Leader (formerly Young Achiever of the Year) and our new one for 2018, Mentor of the Year. Application forms for this years G4C awards can be found here.
G4C is passionate about focusing on young people and showcasing the young talent in the industry. We are looking to celebrate achievements of this young talent and the organisations supporting and shaping the future leaders of our industry. We know that the construction industry in this area is of the highest standard, so let’s prove it!
We’re constantly asking for more from the government or in desperate need of workers, skills and new methods, but it’s just as important to celebrate what the industry has achieved. It’s a gruelling industry, that wouldn’t succeed without the hard work and commitment of its workers. If I could reward each and every one of you, I certainly would.
The entries for both the CENE and G4C Awards close on Wednesday 28 February at 5pm. If would like to discuss your project or nomination with CENE please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 500 7880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org