Logo The awards are for the period of January 2019 to May 2020. It is free to enter. Entries will open from the 12 December and will be open until 7.00pm 19 February 2021.

The Construction Awards of Excellence are highly prized awards, recognising individual and team excellence. The Awards are open to all construction and building companies within the UK and are judged entirely independently by an expert panel, chaired by Lord Stunell, the Liberal Democrats' Lords Spokesperson for Construction.

The Awards are designed to recognise those individuals and companies that set the gold standard in the construction sector. The winner in each category will be the best of all nominations received based on the information presented to the judges. The judges' decision is final.

 

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How to submit

When you have completed your entry please email to awards@builders.org.uk.  Please add within your email title the category of the submission.  If you have any questions please email awards@builders.org.uk.

Entry Requirements

  • Please refer to the list of categories and criteria within the entry form or below and ensure your answer addresses those criteria.
  • Entries must be no more than two sheets of A4. Font size must be no smaller than 11pt.
  • Your submission must be a Word document or a PDF. Any documents submitted must include reference to the category and the company eg ‘Training-JoeBloggsLtd.doc’ or ‘EnglishUnder£15m-FredBloggsLtd’ etc.
  • You must include a company logo and at least one photo with each entry (not within the document - jpeg attachments are preferred). You may include a maximum of 10 photos per entry. Ideally each photo will be of a resolution approx. 500KB – 3MB.
  • Please complete one form per entry

 

The Categories 

Scottish building contractor of the year

The contractor who has been outstanding in project delivery, build quality, customer service, health & safety and environmental standards; the contractor may also demonstrate good use of technology, specialist skills and innovative thinking. Entrants may either demonstrate consistently high standards over the specified period or focus on individual projects - or a combination of these. The projects and operations cited in the award entry must relate only to contracts undertaken in Scotland.

 

Welsh building contractor of the year

The contractor who has been outstanding in project delivery, build quality, customer service, health & safety and environmental standards; the contractor may also demonstrate good use of technology, specialist skills and innovative thinking. Entrants may either demonstrate consistently high standards over the specified period or focus on individual projects - or a combination of these. The projects and operations cited in the award entry must relate only to contracts undertaken in Wales.

 

English building contractor of the year – turnover under £15m

The contractor who has been outstanding in project delivery, build quality, customer service, health & safety and environmental standards; the contractor may also demonstrate good use of technology, specialist skills and innovative thinking. Entrants may either demonstrate consistently high standards over the specified period or focus on individual projects - or a combination of these. The projects and operations cited in the award entry must relate only to contracts undertaken in England. The company must have turned over below £15m in the relevant financial year.

 

English building contractor of the year – turnover over £15m

The contractor who has been outstanding in project delivery, build quality, customer service, health & safety and environmental standards; the contractor may also demonstrate good use of technology, specialist skills and innovative thinking. Entrants may either demonstrate consistently high standards over the specified period or focus on individual projects - or a combination of these. The projects and operations cited in the award entry must relate only to contracts undertaken in England. The company must have turned over £15m or above in the relevant financial year.

 

UK house builder of the year – under 35 units/yr

The house builder who has been outstanding in project delivery, build quality, customer service, health & safety and environmental standards; the house builder may also demonstrate good use of technology, specialist skills and innovative thinking. Entrants may either demonstrate consistently high standards over the specified period or focus on individual projects - or a combination of these. The projects and operations cited in the award entry can relate to builds undertaken anywhere in the UK. The entrant must have completed fewer than 35 units per year over the relevant period.

 

UK house builder of the year – over 35 units/yr

The house builder who has been outstanding in project delivery, build quality, customer service, health & safety and environmental standards; the house builder may also demonstrate good use of technology, specialist skills and innovative thinking. Entrants may either demonstrate consistently high standards over the specified period or focus on individual projects - or a combination of these. The projects and operations cited in the award entry can relate to builds undertaken anywhere in the UK. The entrant must have completed 35 or more units per year over the relevant period.

 

Training initiative of the year

This award covers the full range of training, including apprenticeships, graduate training, management training, leadership training, job-specific training, as well as team and company-wide training on issues such as customer services, health and wellbeing and so on. The judges will look for clearly conceived, well targeted initiatives addressing a stated need. There should be a high level of engagement and measurable success that has impacted, or will impact, the company and/or the broader industry.

 

Young employee of the year

This award recognises the energy, skills and ideas that young employees bring to a company and the industry. This may be an outstanding apprentice or any other young person operating at any level of the business. The entry must show what qualities they bring, what they have achieved, and how they have made a positive impact on the company. The employee must have been under 26 on 31 May 2020.

 

Environmental initiative of the year

Entries for this award may cover the full range of environmental initiatives, from local ecosystems to global issues. This is for companies seeking to make a genuine difference, not just ticking the box. Entries should be clear about what environmental issues are being addressed, how it is being done, what is innovative, how it is being measured and what the results are/will be. Also consider any wider impact that the initiative may have on other companies and/or the industry as a whole.

 

Lifetime achievement award

Nominate the person who has made a huge contribution over 20 or more years to their company and the industry at large. Explain what have they achieved and how have they changed their company and/or the industry.

 

Heritage building project of the year

Projects may be of any size and nature but must be working with buildings from 1919 or earlier. Entries should explain the unique challenges of the project, and the entrant's role in devising and executing the solution. Make clear the skills and craftsmanship involved, the challenges faced and overcome, and the result of the work.

  

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Please note:

  • The same project may not be nominated for Contractor of the Year awards and House builder of the year awards. However, a project may be referenced as a minor part of a broader entry.
  • Apart from the awards where a particular size of company is specified, all awards are open to all companies, from the very smallest to the very largest. The judges will be looking first and foremost for quality.
  • You may enter as many categories as you wish. Submit each entry separately.
  • Entrants must ensure there are no copyright issues with any submissions. Entry assumes your agreement for the NFB / media to reproduce any element of the award entry.

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Key Dates

Submission to the Awards open - 12 December 2020

Deadline for Submission - 19 February 2021

Awards Special Broadcast - 15 April 2021