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Recognising Outstanding Young People in Construction

The Construction Development Alliance (CDA)Young Persons Awards was held on the 26th May at Burnley Mechanics Theatre. Hosted by  TV Presenter Dominic Littlewood and supporting the YMCA Young Persons Housing Project, the event recognised outstanding young talent within the North West. The impressive winners for each individual category had been announced, and the overall winner was announced live at the event. 

Category Winners are:

Pearl Cavaney – Young Designer (Burnley College)

Bobby Bolton – Young Construction Professional (LendLease)

Lucy Anderson – Young Construction Environmentalist (Sheffield Hallam University)

Franchesca Hurn – Young Construction Apprentice (M’s Touch Female Decorators)

James Eastham – Overcoming Adversity  (Eric Wright Construction)

And the overall winner was Bobby Bolton – Young Construction Professional (LendLease)

News, pictures and more were shared from the event on twitter using the #CDAAwards16 hashtag and a storify record created here.

BROCHURE winners page

 

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Outstanding North West Young Construction Professionals

CDA-logo-e1458568790817I am delighted to be providing social media advice and support in promoting this years Construction Development Alliance (CDA) Outstanding Young People in Construction awards. (Follow @cdaliance and #CDAAwards16 for news, promotions and updates)

The awards recognise outstanding individuals age 16-25 years old in work, sixth form, college or university. With 5 categories, this is an opportunity to acknowledge and recognise those who really are the future of our great Construction Industry in the North West.

The 2016 awards, sponsored by SIKA, the CDA  and others as noted below will be presented by TV jouranlist Dominic Littlewood on the 6.30pm on the 26th May 2016 at Burnley Mechanics, Burnley

The Awards nominated Charity is the YMCA young Persons Housing Project

Award nominations for outstanding young people in construction

The Construction Development Alliance 2016 CDA Awards will recognise up to five outstanding young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who exemplify the best attributes of the North West’s young construction folk. Nominations are invited for each of the five categories listed below. There will be a trophy and prizes, plus the opportunity to be considered as the overall winner and a substantial prize.

The categories are:-

1. Overcoming adversity in construction

Sponsor: DTPC

Someone who has achieved success in college or at work, either through their position, determination, exam success, career progression, leadership, deals negotiated or financial results despite overcoming some form of adversity.

2. Young designer of the year

Sponsor: Booth King Partnership

Someone who has achieved success in design either at college or at work, in any form of design associated with the construction industry for example architectural, interior design, mechanical, electrical, structural, landscape etc.

3. Young apprentice in construction

Sponsor: Vinci Construction

An apprentice working in a construction related profession who has achieved success and or been recognised by others as being an outstanding candidate in what they have achieved in their role as an apprentice.

4. Young construction professional

Sponsor: Parker Wilson Consulting

Someone who has demonstrated exceptional performance of their duties either at college or working in their specific field. The candidate must promote leadership skills, inspire and encourage others. A positive “can do” attitude and a willingness and desire to continue to learn, develop and become better in their chosen field. Candidates are invited from individuals in all sectors. We will be looking for success in college and or at work, with evidence of career progression, leadership skills, creating a project and making it happen, inspiring and motivating others to make it happen, good negotiation skills or even financial results. The successful person will be a role model, who has clear values and has made a sustained difference this year.

5. Young construction environmentalist

Sponsor: Clement Acoustics

Someone who has achieved success in a construction related profession or college course that has an environmental element to a project and has made a significant contribution towards protecting and improving the environment. This may include (but is not limited to) organising an environmentally friendly project, undertaking and developing energy saving initiatives, or generating awareness about climate change or other environmental issues. The candidate should be someone who has organised a program, project or activity for the benefit of a community and engaged, inspired and motivated people or public bodies to get involved in the particular charitable or social cause. We will be looking for someone who has made an environmental difference this year.

Overall Winner

Sponsor:  D&M Creative

To be announced on the night

Other sponsors of the awards evening include Eric Wright Construction 

How to Nominate your Construction Outstanding Young Person of the Year

For entry forms:

Visit CDA Website at http://www.cdalliance.co.uk/ 

Or access the pdf entry form from here 

 

Vote: Fairsnape Best Green Blogger Nominee

The Fairsnape iSite blog now in its 10th year with just under 1000 posts has been providing news, comment and challenges to the built environment sector and beyond.  It is always great to get recognition, and am delighted that this blog is a Green category Best Blogger nominee for the 7th Annual 2016 JDR Industry Blogger Awards!JDRBadges_2016_Green

Voting is now open on the JDR website (from Monday, February 29th and closes April 15th)

Please take a few moments to vote for this blog here

The blog with the most votes in each category (Architecture, Interior Design, Remodelling, Construction Business, Green, and Microblog) will win that category.

 

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thank you, and best wishes to other nominees

 

 

Entering the The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards could be good for you

SustainBus_460x276Business is evolving, organisations big and small are taking new approaches to embedding sustainability and seeing results. The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards celebrates innovation and impact in corporate sustainability and the people who are making business better.

Categories include the Built Environment but also the current themes important to innovation and impact of the built environment sustainability agenda, and regularly covered by blogs such as this: collaboration, communication, net positive, restorative sustainability, natural capital, social impact, supply chain, waste, carbon and energy and more.

Why you should enter the awards

How to enter  Entries close on 7 February 2014

The Categories …

Communicating sustainability Inspiring action on sustainability issues is key. We’re looking for stand-out examples of campaigns that have engaged and entertained. Eliciting action and leading to tangible shifts in behaviour

Net positive It is no longer enough to do less bad. Progressive businesses are seeking ways to be regenerative in their activity, this award is for those businesses that are taking tangible steps towards making a net positive contribution to communities, society and the environment.

Work Is your organisation a great place to work? Creating healthy, happy working environments is part of being a sustainable business. This award will go to an organisation that seeks to foster a culture of health and happiness for all employees.

Natural capital  From water to healthy soil, pollinators to forests, nature underpins 100% of economic activity. This is an award for an organisation that is trailblazing a strategy to appropriately account for the value nature provides it with.

Social impact Business’ has huge potential to contribute positively to society. This award is for a project or initiative that seeks to solve a challenging social issue whilst simultaneously creating shared value for the business.

Collaboration An award for a project or initiative that breaks down traditional barriers. We are looking for examples of several partners working together in non-traditional ways towards a goal that delivers truly sustainable outcomes.

Supply chain – sponsored by WRAP Global supply chains are vast and complex. This award is for initiatives that embed a respect for human, economic and environmental rights across a business or product’s supply chain.

Carbon & energy management Reducing business’ scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions is key to meeting the UK’s carbon reduction targets. This is an award for initiatives that take a holistic approach to measuring, managing and reducing emissions.

Waste From circular principles applied to design to projects achieving zero waste and re-manufacturing initiatives, rethinking waste is vital and this award is for projects or products that are at the leading-edge of that rethinking.

Built Environment – sponsored by Aecom An award for innovative re-developments or new-build projects that are at the leading-edge of approaches to reducing the built environment’s negative environmental impacts and raising its positive social impact.

Fairsnape is a media partner for The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards