Nominations for this year’s Jersey Construction Awards are drawing to a close. Organisers would like to remind members of the industry wishing to put themselves forward in the nine categories – or to nominate another party – to do so by Friday 15th June.
JeCC Awards Chairman Steve Jewell said that the council was looking forward to celebrating the best work of the industry during the past year, despite the challenging economic times. He said: ‘The eighth annual Construction Awards are the industry’s chance to display the groundbreaking work that it has delivered for Jersey’s public and private construction projects. Last year’s ceremony was a sell-out success, but we don’t stand still – we’re constantly reviewing our processes to ensure the awards are accessible and represent the diverse professions within our industry. Last year we added a new category so there are now nine different ways in which businesses can be recognised, as well as the Lifetime Achiever Award.’
The inaugural winner of the JeCC Consultant of Year 2011 was engineering firm Hartigan. Managing director Colin Tadier said the judges had singled them out because of their flair for modernisation without compromise to heritage. He said: ‘Long-term supporters of the Construction Awards, we were delighted to be recognised as the first winners of this award. Because we are a firm of multi-disciplinary consultants, it hadn’t been easy in the past to find a natural fit for our skills in terms of the categories available. But with the introduction of Consultant of the Year we were thrilled to be able to enter a submission – to go on to win the award made it even more satisfying. I’d urge anyone with a good story to tell to enter the Construction Awards. It’s a great endorsement for any business.’
The judging process has been tweaked slightly for the 2012 awards to ensure that each submission receives fair and consistent treatment. As such, organisers are delighted that Andrew Scate, CEO for the Department of the Environment, and Mike King, CEO of the Economic Development Department, join the judging panel this year.
Nominations are currently being accepted in the following nine categories:
Jersey Electricity Sustainability Award
JeCC Tradesperson of the Year
Harsco Infrastructure Apprentice/Student of the Year
Rowney Sharman Industry Achiever of the Year
Rossborough Sub-Contractor/Supplier of the Year
Condor Logistics Business of the Year
Project of the Year Under £1 million
Condor Logistics Project of the Year Over £1 million
Insurance Corporation Consultant of the Year
In addition, the JeCC Lifetime Achiever Award is voted for by JeCC board members.
Nominations for the 2012 Construction Awards should be made by 15th June, while the deadline for receipt of full submissions is 20th July. JeCC board members are available to tutor would-be entrants. Anyone wishing to book a table for the gala event on 22nd September should contact Caroline Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found at www.jerseyconstruction.org.