The CIOB Awards are coming back stronger than ever

CIOB Awards
Celebrating the industry’s finest achievements at the CIOB Awards

CIOB has been listening to members to ensure that the CIOB Awards celebrate its diverse membership, writes Caroline Gumble.

You may have seen elsewhere the exciting news about a new venue and date for the CIOB Awards. I am already looking forward to celebrating the construction industry and the amazing people in it at our event next spring.

Many members will be aware that we have been open to conversations in recent years about how to make the most of our highly coveted awards and the annual event to present them, which has a history dating back more than four decades now.

For example, it was member feedback which led to the expansion of our awards to reflect the broad church of our membership and build on the success of the long-established Construction Manager of the Year categories.

The addition of the rising star, sustainability, EDI, team and client categories has been well received and they now sit proudly alongside our prestigious Construction Manager of the Year award.

Conversations with members also touched on the idea to move our event to the spring, as the calendar for construction professionals in the autumn is surprisingly crowded with events and annual gatherings.

I have always maintained, though, that we must meet or even exceed the standard we have set for this event, which is one of the reasons for extending the nomination period.

There is fantastic work going on in the industry which deserves to be recognised and shared with a wider audience.

Construction professionals in the spotlight

The CIOB Awards will continue serving as a leading showcase for the best and the brightest among construction professionals, for those who are leading by example and setting the standards, whatever the size of a project. So please put those people forward. Let us hear about the construction professionals who are often unsung heroes but who deserve to have the spotlight.

Submitting a nomination is free and open to members and non-members – but get your nominations in before the end of August.

The CIOB Awards is a valuable platform to celebrate and cheerlead for this important industry and it has long been a highlight in our calendar. I am excited about being able to hold our event in a new London home and I’m sure it will be a night to remember. The deadline to submit a CIOB Awards nomination is 31 August 2023.

The CIOB Awards event will be held on 9 April 2024 in London. For more information, visit awards.ciob.org.

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