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About the awards

Being recognised by your peers for excellence in construction brings enormous benefits to your business, helping you to attract new clients cement existing relationships and raise your staff morale.

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The Awards Dinner 2022

Winners will be announced at the Awards dinner to be held on Thursday 8th September at The Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol


Our awards are recognised across the South West built environment as the biggest and brightest celebration of best practice. They are a clear demonstration of the core strength of construction in the South West and the desire and commitment to deliver buildings, housing, infrastructure, and facilities of all kinds in a collaborative and sustainable manner.

Paul Martin – ‘Your Magical Host’ will be our host for the Awards!

Paul is a magician and event host specializing in awards nights, conferences and after dinner entertainment, appearing on SKY, Channel 4 and the BBC, he is a well-known figure in the event industry and proud member of the world-famous Magic Circle.

For over 25 years his act has taken him around the world, performing at exclusive events for international superstars, blue-chip companies, at Highgrove for HRH Prince Charles & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, at Sandhurst for HRH Prince William & Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and at Windsor Castle for HRH The Queen Elizabeth II and all of the British Royal Family.

For over a decade Paul has been the official booker of magicians for The Royal Variety After Show Party. Committed to charitable causes, he works with a number of organisations and has done for the last 20 years

Our awards are open to all organisations and project teams involved in delivering buildings and civil engineering projects in the South West.

Entries are welcomed from developers, clients, contractors, specialist and sub-contractors, engineers, of all disciplines, members of the design team and other consultants. The key factor is that the project, scheme, process or philosophy contributes to the South West built environment and can be celebrated as an example of best practice.

Please CLICK HERE to view all 2021 winners

CLICK HERE to view and download photos from the 2021 Awards

We are delighted that CITB will be our official partners for the 2022 Awards

Please do not hesitate to contact or telephone 01225 256 002 if you have any questions.

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The Awards Dinner 2022

Thursday 8th September at The Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol


2021 Award Categories

Project of the Year Award

Project of the Year delivers outstanding outcomes for all those involved in a construction project. It showcases the benefits achieved through the application of many of the principles described in the other award categories. Because of the diversity of potential projects, this category is split into two awards: Building Project of the Year and Civils Project of the Year.

Digital Award

Digital Construction embraces BIM, GIS, Big Data and other evolving technological advancements. Technology has transformed the world we live in and has potential to revolutionise the construction industry.

Integration & Collaborative Working Award

Collaborative working is central to the core values of Constructing Excellence and its drive for positive change in construction.

Client of the Year Award

Construction clients have an important role to play in transforming the way the industry operates. How projects come to market has a significant impact on the ability of the construction industry to provide innovative, whole life value-for-money solutions.

G4C Future Leader Award

G4C is a driving force for industry change, through the development and connection of future industry leaders. The award is open to a person with less than ten years of experience in the construction and built environment sector.

People Development Award

People are our greatest asset and this award recognises organisations that appreciate and nurture their workforce to ensure they maximise the value of everyone’s contribution to the business.

SME of the Year Award

SMEs are the backbone of the industry and are recognised by Constructing Excellence for their dominance of and contribution to the supply chain.

Innovation Award

Innovation is widely recognised as the critical factor for increased and sustained productivity and growth. It demonstrates an organisation’s confidence, capacity and appetite for improved performance and productivity gains.

Conservation and Regeneration Award

The preservation or rehabilitation of old or historic buildings and sites is often an important part of neighbourhood revitalisation, providing physical and psychological focus for the community and creating jobs and investment opportunities.

Value Award

Judges are looking for an initiative, project or series of projects that has focused on the value of facilities in use and the outcomes for owners and users. Good facilities add value by enabling owners and/or users to live or work better in them.

MMC Award

A number of factors are convening to make offsite construction a more attractive solution than ever before. It can help address systemic failures including low productivity, low predictability, low margins, adversarial pricing, lack of culture for collaboration, limited R&D and investment in innovation and poor image.

Net Zero Award

High environmental and climate performance in construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. It seeks to limit impact on the natural environment and demonstrate whole life sustainability. It is most effective when organisational culture, high design quality, technical innovation and transferability are abundant.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award

Health, Safety & Wellbeing is of paramount importance and a culture of ‘safety first’ is crucial to performance. Overarching health and safety risk management systems and effective health initiatives are fundamental to reducing or eliminating all types of incident and promoting health and well–being across the supply chain.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

The built environment and the sector is for everyone. The more inclusive projects, organisations and the industry are, the better they serve its communities, the better it recruits and retains the most talented people, the greater the commercial success. According to the International Labour Organization, “Companies with more diverse, inclusive and invested [equity in people] business cultures and policies see a 59% increase in innovation and 37% better assessment of consumer interest and demand.”

Residential Property of the Year

What is a residential project? This could range from an individual dwelling, to larger housing developments including apartments and specialist housing such as supported housing, residential care and the like. This award recognises developments that provide a desirable and sustainable place to live. That demonstrate creative approaches from concept to delivery.

Achiever of the Year Award

A CESW board award to recognise an excellent contribution to the South West Built Environment sector.

Sponsorship opportunities

For more than a decade the CESW Awards have grown to become one of the highlights of the business year, with people regularly turning out to witness the best of construction across the South West.

These prestigious awards will be held in September in Bristol. The awards are designed to showcase and reward achievement for organisations and individuals successfully driving excellence in the industry.

This event is a great opportunity for companies who wish to be seen as proactively leading the way within the Built Environment. Winners are selected across 15 categories including innovation, integration, value and net zero.

Please get in touch if you are interested.

The Awards Dinner 2022

Thursday 8th September at The Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol


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