Nominations are open for the 2012 Jersey Construction Council Awards – and thanks to two additions to this year’s judging line-up, the awards promise to be more accessible, professional and independent than ever.
JeCC Awards Chairman Steve Jewell said that following the sell-out success of the 2011 awards, and the high-quality entries received across the range of categories, the council was looking forward to celebrating the best work of the industry in the past year, despite the challenging economic times.
Mr Jewell said: ‘This is the industry’s chance to once again display the best of Jersey and the groundbreaking, quality work that it delivers. With nine diverse categories to enter, the awards panel has worked really hard to make the event truly accessible to all businesses in the industry.
‘Following feedback we received last year, we have also re-thought the judging process in order to ensure each submission receives the fair and consistent treatment that it deserves. So I’m delighted to announce that Andrew Scate, CEO for the Department of the Environment, and Mike King, CEO of the Economic Development Department, have agreed to join JeCC board members on the judging panel this year.’
The awards themselves are now in their eighth year, and for the third successive year the gala night also marks the finale of Construction Week in September. During the week there will be a series of organised events, designed to raise the profile of the construction industry – and relevant to the prevailing issues within our industry.
Mr Jewell said: ‘There are plenty more announcements to be made before September’s Construction Week and the awards, and details of some special events during our flagship week. Further announcements will be made very soon, but for now I encourage everyone within the industry – from small and large organisations – to consider the projects they have completed in the past year and the people they have worked with on those projects, and support our awards.’
The 2012 Jersey Construction Awards gala dinner will be held on Saturday 22 September in the Great Hall at the Hotel de France. The evening offers an insight into the scope of work, local training and expertise available within the Island’s construction industry.
The 2012 awards categories are:
Jersey Electricity Sustainability Award
JeCC Tradesperson of the Year
Harsco Infrastructure Apprentice/Student of the Year
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
Finally, the JeCC Lifetime Achiever Award is voted for by JeCC board members.
More information about the awards, a toolkit and entry forms can be found at www.jerseyconstruction.org. The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 June. JeCC board members are available to advise and tutor would-be entrants. Anyone wishing to book a table for the event should contact Caroline Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org