Welcome to our event! London, Lancaster Hotel – 27 November 2023
About the event
Here is what to expect today.
12:00-12:45 Drinks reception
Guests move to the dining area
12:45-13:00 CCS Update
13:00-13:30 Lunch: Starters
13:30-14:30 Leading Lights Awards ceremony introduced by Kate Cook, Partner Longevity recognition
14:30-17:00 Lunch: Mains and Dessert, Entertainment
16:00 “Back to the Future” Raffle
17:00-18:00 Networking, Bar open
We are delighted to have Jazz band the Smooth Operators providing the soundtrack throughout the day, and we will also be joined by Jamie Nichols, who will bring a touch of magic and mystery to the event. Jamie, a magician Emcee and all round entertainer, is a member of the Magic Circle, the world’s most prestigious magic club.
Showcasing the very best of the construction industry, the Leading Lights Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of sites, organisations and individuals in exceeding the Code of Considerate Practice; championing sustainability, giving back to the community, and respecting the workforce.
To honour the pioneering efforts of our award winners, we are striving to deliver an awards ceremony that personifies the values they have worked hard to achieve.
We pledge to deliver an event that minimises its impact on the environment. We are promising the use of sustainable materials such as recycled glass and FSC beech wood for the overall winner trophies. To minimise the need for printed materials we are implementing electronic tickets and a digital event programme.
Our event venue, the Royal Lancaster Hotel, is proud to have achieved the EarthCheck Silver certification. The hotel has undergone vigorous testing to become a regional leader in sustainable practices, benchmarking its energy use, water consumption, paper, carbon emissions, chemicals and waste, as well as its community and employee impact initiatives against international standards. The building itself was the first Central London hotel to introduce rooftop beehives back in 2009, to encourage biodiversity and increase the population of pollinators in a dense urban environment. The hotel menus are continually assessed to ensure ingredients are seasonal and sourced locally from the UK, with plenty of plant-based options.
This year we have invited our Supporters Prostate Cancer UK and CRASH to promote the transformative work they are doing in providing a critical lifeline to individuals suffering with cancer, or experiencing homelessness.
Building on the success of last year’s event, we hope these initiatives will inspire others to make a difference.
Amit Oberoi was appointed Executive Chairman in March 2023. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of non-Executive Chairman from July 2022 and of Board Director from January 2022.
Amit has over 20 years of experience in Global Risk Management, including leadership roles across many sectors such as construction, technology, management consulting and national authorities.
He has also worked across multiple markets with governments on high profile transformation and infrastructure projects, including the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In 2016, Amit established a Digital Healthcare Company which focuses on improving personal resilience and health.
Co-Founder, People Energy Partnership
Nutrition and wellness expert, author and keynote speaker Kate Cook gives talks and workshops to business clients empowering their staff to adopt healthier lifestyles.
With over 20 years’ experience, fresh, creative and practical information is delivered in an interactive style that encourages involvement and engagement. Kate is passionate about making nutritional change easy and effective. She is a highly experienced international speaker and her successful practice methods have secured extensive TV appearances, publishing deals, magazine features and commissions as an international keynote speaker.
As founder and director of the Harley Street clinic The Nutrition Coach, Kate has personally worked with more than 7,500 patients face to face. TV appearances include UKTV’s ‘The Truth About Beauty’. Books include ‘Get Healthy for Good’ (Whole Health), ‘Drop a Dress Size’, ‘Shape Up Your Life’, ‘Be Incredibly Healthy’, ‘An Unfit Mother’ (Harper Collins), and the ‘Corporate Wellness Bible’ (52 Brilliant Ideas), Kate Cook’s Wellness Guide (52 Brilliant Ideas), Positive Nutrition – Strategic Eating to Upgrade Your Health and Energy (LID).
We are pleased to welcome two of our Supporters at this event, CRASH, the construction industry charity, and Prostate Cancer UK. Please remember to visit their stands to hear more about their work, and how you can support it.
CCS Supporters play a vital role across a range of different areas which can positively impact the construction industry, such as providing training and support for future recruits to the industry, helping to raise awareness of health issues across the industry, or providing support directly to the industry’s workforce.
CRASH is the construction industry’s charity. It’s a practical charity that channels the expertise, products and generosity of the industry to create places that care for vulnerable people in homelessness projects and hospices.
CRASH is unique in the way they renovate and construct caring environments by offering pro bono professional expertise, sourcing building materials and the technical knowledge to use them, and awarding cash grants.
Well designed and expertly built environments have a positive effect on how we all feel and behave. This is especially true for homeless, vulnerable or sick people and those who care for them.
1 in 8 men will be get prostate cancer at some point in their lives, yet 83% of men are unaware of their risk. Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. The charity funds pioneering and innovative research, drives improvements in treatment, fights injustice in care and supports men and their loved ones with their specialist nurse service.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and with some men diagnosed from as young as early 40 years it’s a fact that cannot be ignored.
Prostate Cancer UK works together with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to help raise awareness in the sector. They can help you deliver your health and wellbeing objectives and protect your workforce, and offer support to all those affected by prostate cancer in the construction industry, both for this generation and the next.
As you joined us today, you will have received one free raffle ticket which gives you an entry into our “Back to the Future” raffle.
If you didn’t receive one when you registered, please find a member of CCS staff. Additional tickets cannot be purchased, and it’s strictly one ticket per person.
Make sure you have your ticket ready around 16:00 for your chance to win! There are three prizes looking for a winner:
1st Prize – An exclusive “Back to the Future” Delorean self-drive experience 2nd Prize – A luxury hamper 3rd Prize – A free dedicated CCS workshop and Advisory Visit from a CCS Monitor.