Welcome to our event!
London, The Brewery – 30 April 2024

Here is what to expect today

  • 11:00-11:45
    Drinks reception

Guests move to the dining area

  • 11:45-12:00
    Welcome
    Ceremony opens (Benjamin O’Connor, Director, NLA)
  • 12:00-13:00
    Awards ceremony
  • 13:00-15:30
    Lunch and entertainment
  • 15:30-16:00
    Carriages

 

About today’s event

The Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards recognise the efforts that constructors have made to be the most considerate neighbours. They celebrate the construction sites that are creating value in the communities surrounding them, those that are respectful of the public, the workforce, and the environment. Our National Awards are one way in which we support and drive positive change in the construction industry.

The Scheme has been rewarding the UK’s most considerate sites since 1998 when we launched the National Site Awards. Today like then, the Awards are one of the most recognised construction industry awards in the sector and represent an exceptional accolade that recognises the sites that have made the greatest contribution towards improving the image of construction.

Winners are presented with either Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on their performance against the Code of Considerate Practice, within similar project value bandings to ensure fairness.

Out of the very highest performing Gold Award winners, one site per value band is honoured with the prestigious title of Most Considerate Site (Runner-ups are also recognised, if applicable) of the UK.

Today we are also celebrating our Ultra Sites for their superior commitment to the Code of Considerate Practice. Together with our Partners and Registered Activity, Ultra Sites are leading the way in improving the image of construction.

Congratulations to everyone receiving an award today!

Benjamin O'Connor

Director, NLA

Benjamin started as Director of NLA in September 2015 developing several new streams of activity including a comms strategy, consultations, urban rooms, learning programmes, exhibitions and public events.

Benjamin has 16 years of experience working across the cultural and built environment sectors in London for both the public and private sectors, he trained in Fine Art to MA level at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, has curated a number of exhibitions, been a Features Editor and sits on a number of committees for Cultural Development, Public Realm, Sustainability and Diversity across London.

In the past 5 years Benjamin has led all of NLA’s content and communications and the development of both NLA collaborate; working with a wide range of clients to solve critical issues facing London and the One City project; London’s most followed and engaged with development area Instagram platform, promoting the City as a world class destination.

Keith Swainston

MC

Keith trained as a teacher of English and drama but decided not to pursue that career, moving into food packaging and design. However he has always kept his interest in theatre alive. Attending various acting and voice training courses over the years has enabled him to work on company promotional films, either as an actor or in the voice-over roll.

Although mainly an amateur actor and director he has worked on small professional plays over the years, and has held workshops on acting and directing for both youngsters and adults.

When not working on a production he runs his own gardening company.

We are grateful to our sponsors Build-zone Insurance, Procure Pro, and TCM Capital for supporting our National Site Awards 2024. 

All sponsors will be present at the event today, please take some time to visit their stand and hear about their services and offers.

 

Build-Zone: Protecting the projects of tomorrow, today

New properties need structural warranties from the start. At Build-Zone, we provide top-rated 10 year building warranties for all types of property developers – protecting your projects and enabling your sales since 2003.

Whether it’s for new home, residential development or large commercial projects, your warranty should be built to last. We use financially A-rated insurers  with mortgage lender approval, so you can sell your property with confidence the cover is secure. Plus we’re on hand to help from the moment you apply to the moment you complete.

After 20 years as a trusted structural warranty provider, our expert team has the knowledge and skill to source the right building warranty insurance to keep you protected – whatever your project.

ProcurePro is the #1 procurement software for Main Contractors.

It consolidates 15+ fragmented processes into an end-to-end procurement platform, providing 50%+ efficiencies, visibility, quality & consistency.

Key functionality includes real-time procurement schedules; scope of works library & generator, next-generating tendering; recommendation & approval workflows; contracts & eSignature; executive reporting dashboards and supply chain analytics; integrations with Procore, Aconex, DocuSign, COINS, Microsoft, Companies House and more.

ProcurePro is one of the fastest growing ConTech’s globally. Launched in Australia in 2021, the software is used across 1500+ projects worth £20 billion. ProcurePro’s Co-Founders relocated to London in 2024 to spearhead growth across UK & Ireland, off the back of a $6.1m Series A funding round.

What the industry is saying:
– “You’ve saved my commercial team 50% of their time procuring trades.” – Director
– “I’ve never been on a project where so many people have so much transparency – the team is moving so much faster.” – Commercial Manager
– “This platform is blowing my mind.” – Project Manager
– “ProcurePro is so intuitive and easy to use. It’s systematic, it all makes sense.” – Quantity Surveyor

TCM – the funding toolbox for the construction sector

TCM are proud to sponsor the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards 2024. As a UK specialist in government funding for the construction sector, TCM help businesses gain access to a wide range of services which help you to save money and make your business grow faster. We provide specialist solutions tailored specifically for your sector including; R&D Tax Relief, Land Remediation Relief, Grant Funding, Capital Allowances, Stamp Duty Land Tax, and BNG Credits, and have approved partners who can raise equity, VC funding and provide succession planning and exit strategies for your business.

CCS represents credibility, trust and positive change for the construction sector across the UK, we are supporting the awards because we too hold ourselves accountable to deliver credibility, trust and positive change for our clients.

TCM Capital are the funding toolbox for the construction sector and we look forward to celebrating with you all in Manchester, Edinburgh and London in the coming days.