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Spotlight is on individuals and organisations making an impact in the built environment

Generation for Change (G4C) North East, has announced the shortlist for its awards, supported by headline sponsor, Northern Counties Builders Federation.

The event will be held at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead on 28 April with over 50 nominees in the various categories.
G4C is part of Constructing Excellence, harnessing the young professional voice and helping to drive continuous improvement in the UK built environment industry.

Shortlisted nominees for the coveted G4C Future Leader award include: Caroline Morton, nominated by Carney Consultancy, employed by Carney CDM, Charlotte Robson, Demi Hindhaugh and Laura Alexander, all nominated and employed by Turner & Townsend, Jake Feeney, nominated and employed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, Josh Sayers, nominated and employed by Applebridge Construction, Kate Marshall, nominated and employed by Esh Group and Rhys Brown, nominated and employed by Kier Construction.

Commitment to Employee Training and Development – SME includes: Applebridge Construction, Carney Consultancy, DPP Planning, Identity Consult and Roberts Environmental.
Commitment to Employee Training and Development – Large Corporate includes: Gleeds, Kier Construction, Mott MacDonald, Sir Robert McAlpine and Turner & Townsend.
Other award categories include: Apprentice of the Year (Trade), Apprentice of the Year (Technical), Student of the Year, Trainee of the Year, New Professional of the Year and Mentor of the Year. Shortlisted nominees can be viewed here: https://cene.org.uk/g4c-2023-awards/g4c_awards-2023-shortlist/

Catriona Lingwood, chief executive at Constructing Excellence in the North East, said: “This is the eighth year of our very successful G4C Awards and I would like to thank all sponsors whose support remains invaluable.
“We have had a record number of nominations and I would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck on the night.”
Tony Kay, president of Northern Counties Builders Federation (NCBF), said: “The G4C Awards provides an opportunity to focus on our young people and highlight the great talent we have in the North East. With the sector facing a skills shortage, it is important we continue to positively promote our young people and the organisations supporting and shaping the future leaders within the construction sector and built environment.
“As headline sponsor, we are looking forward to what we know will be a great night.”

Hollie Statham, G4C co-chair for the North East, said: “Myself, and fellow co-chairs, Mitchel Galloway, Rebecca Watt and Lewis Hughes are so excited to host the 2023 G4C Awards again this year. The night is always such an amazing celebration of the talent we have within our region. It is a chance for young professionals and their businesses to be commended for their outstanding contributions to the industry. Each year gets bigger and better and we are can’t wait to raise a glass to all the nominees and winners on April 28.”

Photo caption: G4C representatives and winners 2022
Media enquiries: Issued to the media by Sarah O’Mahoney.

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