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The awards are for the period of November 2021 to November 2022.

It is free to enter.

 

Entries are now open until 7.00pm on Friday 4th November 2022.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Download Entry Form

 

 

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 below £5m

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 £5m in the relevant financial year and be a separate entity and not part of a larger group.

 

English building contractor of the year – turnover between £5m to £30m

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 between £5m to £30m in the relevant financial year and be a separate entity and not part of a larger group.

 

English building contractor of the year – turnover over £30m

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 above £30m in the relevant financial yea and be a separate entity and not part of a larger group r.

 

UK small house builder of the year – under 10 units per year

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 10 units per year over the relevant period.

 

UK medium house builder of the year – between 11 and 50 units per year

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 between 11 and 50 units per year over the relevant period.

 

UK large house builder of the year - over 51 units per year

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 over 51 units per year over the relevant period.

 

Heritage & conservation 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. Please note the winner will also be invited to speak on the next heritage conference.

 

Young employee or apprentice of the year

This award recognises the energy, skills and ideas that employees bring to a company and the industry. This may be an outstanding apprentice or a 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. For young employee they must have been under 26 on 4 November 2022.  Apprentices can be any age as long as they are in their apprenticeship during the period November 2021 – November 2022.

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion initiative of the year

Entries for this award may cover the full range of equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives, from redeveloping policies and procedures, recruitment campaigns, raising awareness in the workforce, local community or industry wide. This is for organisations seeking who make a genuine difference, not just ticking the box. Entries should be clear about what they have done and how the success was measured together with why it was important to the organisation. 

 

Environmental and sustainability initiative of the year

Entries for this award may cover the full range of environmental and sustainability initiatives, from local ecosystems or community/social responsibility initiatives to wider global issues. This is for organisations seeking to make a genuine difference, not just ticking the box. Entries should be clear about what environmental, community, social responsibility or sustainability 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 your initiative had on your internal workforce, the community, other organisations and/or the industry as a whole.

 

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.

 

Health, Safety or Wellbeing initiative of the year

Entries for this award can cover Health, Safety or Wellbeing initiatives, from keeping your workforce or the general public safe to promoting health and mental/physical wellbeing.   This is for companies who make a genuine difference.  Entries should be clear about what the initiative is, how this has been measured, how was this successful and why it was important to your internal workforce, the community, other organisations and/or the industry as a whole.

 

Download Entry Form

 

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 Deadline:  Friday 4th November 2022

Shortlist Announcement:  Monday 12th December 2022

Awards Evening: Thursday 20th April 2023