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Emerging talent celebrated at Maidstone dinner

Emerging talent finalists with Adam Mitchell MCIOB (Photo: Gavin Sawyer)

CIOB vice president Sandi Rhys-Jones joined attendees from Kent and all over the south-east for the annual Maidstone Construction Professionals’ Dinner

The event took place at the end of March after having three dates rescheduled due to covid.

Maidstone Hub chair Peter Smith welcomed guests at the Marriott Tudor Park Hotel and Country Club.

Finalists for the inaugural CIOB Maidstone Emerging Talent Award were celebrated and the overall winner, William Dean from Jenner, was announced during the evening. Congratulations also go to the other finalists: Maddie Beech from Kier and James Robinson from Invvu.

Magicians Peter Lee and Guy Wade Young entertained guests throughout the evening, while the after-dinner speaker was the Reverend Richard Coles, former saxophonist with Bronski Beat, keyboard player with The Communards and more recently vicar in a small town in Northamptonshire and presenter of Radio 4’s Broadcasting House.

In excess of £2,000 was raised during the evening from a raffle for Donations with a Difference (DWAD), a charitable grant-making trust that works to alleviate physical impairment, poor mental health and homelessness in Kent.

Prizes were donated by local companies including: the Marriott Tudor Park; Kier; Kent Construction Consultants; CA Drillers; Baxall; Teampol; Ash Contracting; Quigg Golden; Invvu; WW Martin; Jenner; Willmott Dixon; Betteridge & Milsom; and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks are given to the sponsors: BAM Construct UK; Coniston; Kent Construction Consultants and Quigg Golden.

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