The award winning Irish stand-up comedian Patrick Kielty will be taking to stage to lead the celebrations for the Jersey Construction Awards this year. The gala event, to be held on Saturday 13th September at the Royal Jersey Showground, promises to be a party to remember as the Council celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Commenting on the announcement, David Morris, Awards Chairman, said: ‘We are planning a party that Jersey will remember for years to come as we celebrate this milestone for the Council. What better way to mark our 10th anniversary than to welcome Patrick as our star entertainer. His enormous talent and humour will be sure to add a unique flavour to our gala event.’
‘We present these awards to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our industry leaders and brightest entrepreneurs so we want to deliver an event that the Island is going to be talking about. We also want to give our members the acclaim they deserve. The gala night is open to everyone as we recognise and champion the construction industry as a cornerstone of Jersey’s economy’, said David.
Patrick Kielty began his stand up career as the host of Northern Ireland’s first comedy club “The Empire Laughs Back”.
Channel 4’s “Last Chance Lottery”, saw Kielty make the move to network television and he was soon a household name with shows such as “Fame Academy” and Comic Relief. His chat show “Patrick Kielty Almost Live” hit the screens in 2002 and ran for 6 seasons on BBC1.
In 2006 Patrick returned to stand up with a sell-out UK tour and best-selling DVD “Patrick Kielty Live”, confirming him as one of Ireland’s most successful comedy exports and the following year he headlined on BBC1’s “Live at The Apollo”.
Patrick is a regular voice on BBC Radio 2, fronting their BBC New Comedy Awards, guest presenting the afternoon and weekend breakfast shows and hosting live specials from Nashville.
Patrick’s TV credits include hosting C4’s “Stand Up for the Week” series and appearing regularly on their Comedy Roasts. The end of 2011 saw him back on stage, topping the bill on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo. His acting roles have included “A Night in November” at Belfast’s Opera House, which transferred to the West End in 2008.
The Jersey theme will be further emphasised with the inclusion on the party list of some high profile local talent. One of these is Mica Young, a Jersey singer song-writer who is currently establishing herself as an independent music artist. She is a soulful artist who’s talent gave her the right to warm up for Sir Tom Jones at the recent Legend in the Park. Also included on the party line up are The Jersey Bounce, who appeared at the Legend in the Park, and Tony Gardiner.
The Gala Evening is the highlight of Construction Week and will culminate in the presentation of eleven awards to companies and individuals from all sectors of the construction industry. The categories are detailed below. Tables fill up fast each year so bookings are being taken now and can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 awards categories are:
Appleby – Business of the Year Award
Andium Homes – Project of the Year over £1m
Jersey Electricity – Sustainability Award
Benest & Syvret – Project of the Year up to £1m
Hepburns Insurance – Industry Achiever of the Year
Insurance Corporation – Consultant of the Year Award
Normans – Health & Safety Award
Ronez – Building Regeneration of the Year Award
Rossborough – Sub-Contractor/Supplier of the Year Award
Skills Jersey – Young Achiever of the Year Award
JeCC – Lifetime Achiever Award