2017 National Site Awards have now begun!
This year’s National Site Awards are now taking place across the UK with ceremonies in Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
The awards recognise and reward the extraordinary commitment that Scheme-registered sites have made to improve the image of the construction industry.
A highlight of the year for both the Scheme and the industry, the National Site Awards are being held from Monday 20 March to Friday 7 April.
The first of the 12 ceremonies will take place at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, followed by three dates at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester before culminating with the final eight days at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London.
Across the 12 ceremonies it is expected that over 3000 guests will celebrate as the Scheme presents more than 800 awards to registered sites that have demonstrated the very highest standards of consideration towards the public, environment and their workforce.
Commenting on the awards, Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said:
The National Site Awards are one of the highlights of the industry year and an annual opportunity for the Scheme to celebrate and reward the UK’s most considerate sites.
The awards continue to go from strength to strength and this year is no exception, with sites more determined than ever before to improve the image of the industry in increasingly innovative and impressive ways.
For the second year running, awards are being categorised into project value bands so that all eligible sites have been reviewed against others of similar size. This year’s bandings are: Under £500k, £500k to <£1m, £1m to <£5m, £5m to <£10m, £10m to <£50m and £50m and over.
An influential line-up of industry leading figures will be presenting the UK’s finest construction sites with either Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. One Gold Award winner from each value banding will receive the prestigious title of Most Considerate Site, while those shortlisted will receive Runner-up Awards.
This year’s special guest presenters include: David Hancock, Head of Construction, Government Construction Team, Cabinet Office; Suzannah Nichol, Chief Executive, Build UK; Chris Blythe, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Building; and James Wates, Chairman, Construction Industry Training Board.
All registered sites or phases that completed in 2016 were eligible for a 2017 award.