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CIOB Awards expand to recognise EDI

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CIOB is opening up the next group of categories in its annual search for the UK’s finest construction and built environment talent.

Entries are now open for Rising Star, CIOB Team Award and an EDI – equality, diversity and inclusion – award for both individuals and companies as part of the 2022 CIOB Awards.

This year sees the introduction of these two new EDI awards, six months on from the publication of the CIOB Special Report and Charter: Diversity and Inclusion in Construction.

The new categories have been designed to recognise the importance of diversity in the workplace and to shine a light on those who create an inclusive environment in which all employees feel valued and can thrive. The nominations are expected to highlight examples of a commitment to embedding EDI in the sector.

Rising Star award

CIOB will also seek nominations for its Rising Star award, now in its third year. This is an international category which highlights the achievements of those in construction for five years or less.

Companies can also submit their nominations for the CIOB Team Award. First introduced last year, it celebrates the collaboration of groups working together to meet a shared goal. Teams can be any group of three or more people working within the built environment within a single organisational entity.

The highly regarded CIOB Awards include the long-established Construction Manager of the Year title. This annual celebration is an important opportunity to recognise the accomplishments of exceptional professionals.

Last year the CIOB Awards event returned to London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel after a successful online awards ceremony in 2020. This year CIOB will be at the same location, on 28 September 2022, to find out who will take home the trophies and to applaud the achievements of all the finalists.

The CIOB Awards are free to enter and open to non-members, as well as members of CIOB. The deadline for entries is 31 May 2022.

To nominate, please visit the CIOB Awards website:

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