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UKATA members shortlisted for Construction News Specialists Awards 2016

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

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UKATA members shortlisted for Construction News Specialists Awards 2016

Six members set to go through to the judging stages

Several members of the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) have been selected as finalists in six categories of the 2016 Construction News Specialists Awards, making the shortlist from a record number of entrants.

Members of UKATA nominated include Keltbray, (for Project of the Year and Specialist Contractor of the Year); CBES (Building Services Specialist of the Year); NG Bailey (Apprentice of the Year); Dodd Group (Building Services Specialist of the Year); Hydrock (Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year) and EIC for Project of the Year (subcontract up to £2m). Before the awards, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 57-strong jury, selected from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major construction projects, including:

  • Sally Austin, Group HR Director, Costain
  • Richard Cook, Head of Residential, Lendlease
  • Nick Elliot, MD, National Supply Chain, Network Rail
  • Scott Grant, Project Director, Battersea Power Station Development Company
  • Cormac MacCrann, executive director, Canary Wharf Contractors
  • Beth West, commercial director, HS2

Construction News Editor Rebecca Evans commented: “Construction News is proud that our Specialists Awards are the only national awards recognising the achievements of specialist contractors, whose hard work and innovation fuels the success of the UK construction industry. The construction industry contributes around 6 per cent of the UK’s GDP. The specialist contractors recognised on our shortlist often go unrecognised but make an instrumental contribution to the economy.”

“I would like to congratulate all our nominated UKATA members for making the shortlist for the Specialists Awards,” said Craig Evans, UKATA General Manager. “Awards like this acknowledge the high standards that our members bring to their work and the fact that we have six members represented in several categories is particularly pleasing to see and we wish them all well for the awards evening in February.”

The Construction News Specialists Awards are the only national awards celebrating the very best specialist contractors in the UK. With 18 targeted categories, the awards ensure that whatever size or specialism there is an appropriate avenue to showcase the achievements of specialist contractors.

The winners will be announced on 24 February 2016 at a glamorous ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane where over 1,000 of the industry elite will join together for a night of entertainment, celebration and networking.

The full list of finalists and more information can be found at:

UKATA is the leading authority for asbestos training provision in the United Kingdom. Tasked by the HSE in 2008 to manage the licensed asbestos training providers, UKATA has gone from strength to strength and now has more than 180 member organisations from all corners of the UK.

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