Entry closes in NFB annual awards

Entry in the National Federation of Builders (NFB) annual awards scheme for 2014 has now closed.

The awards, in association with NHBC and B&CE, celebrate the high quality work and commitment delivered by members to improve the built environment. Reflecting the dynamic nature of the construction industry, the awards provide a unique opportunity for NFB members to showcase and be recognised for their work.

Commenting on the scheme, NFB Chief Executive, Julia Evans said:

“We are delighted to offer NFB members the chance to be recognised for the contributions they make to the UK construction industry.

“Whilst steeped in history, today the NFB is a modern, proactive organisation and our annual awards provide a further reassurance of the quality offered by our members. As we move to the adjudication process where our judges will have a tough time selecting this year’s winners, we wish all of the entrants the best of luck.”

Culminating in a gala awards luncheon at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Friday 16 May 2014, the following categories will be awarded:

  • Commitment to Health, Safety and Welfare sponsored by the British Safety Council
  • Commitment to Environment and Sustainability sponsored by Utilitywise
  • Commitment to Collaborative Working sponsored by Yorkshire Builders Federation
  • New Build of the Year 2013 sponsored by JCB Finance
  • Refurbishment of the Year 2013 sponsored by CITB
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year 2013 sponsored by the Builders’ Benevolent Institution
  • Heritage Project of the Year 2013 sponsored by NFB Business & Skills
  • Client of the Year 2013 sponsored by Croner
  • Housebuilder of the Year 2013 sponsored by NHBC
  • Apprentice Scheme of the Year 2013 sponsored by CSCS
  • Apprentice of the Year 2013 sponsored by TradePoint

An expert panel of adjudicators will now come together to assess entries with a shortlist being announced by Thursday 17 April 2014. The panel, made up of Patrick Heath-Lay, B&CE Chief Executive; Steve Catt, NHBC Regional Director South East and Sameena Thompson, NFB External Affairs Director, will also be joined by a number of specialist judges. These judges will guest adjudicate an individual category and include James Hulme, Strategic Policy Adviser for the House Builders Association; Neal Stone, Director of Communication and Policy, British Safety Council; Vassos Chrysostomou, Improvement Counsellor for the Built Environment; Martyn Price MBE, apprenticeship ambassador; Steve Litt, President of the Builders’ Benevolent Institution and Mike Jones, Chair of the NFB’s Heritage Group and past NFB national chairman.

Tickets for the gala luncheon, hosted by TV presenter and consumer affairs specialist Dominic Littlewood, are available at £55 + VAT per person / £495 + VAT per table of ten. Tickets can be booked by emailing nfbawards2014(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)builders.org.uk or by completing a booking form available at www.builders.org.uk