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2021 CE South West Judges

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Meet The Judges

Without the support and commitment of our judges, we would not be able to run the awards every year. We would like to express our sincere thanks to each of them, they are the unsung heroes for our awards programme.

The Awards Dinner

17th September at the Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol


The Judges

Alan Tate

Alan is a Solicitor and is Partner at the law firm, Michelmores LLP based in both the Bristol and Exeter offices. Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. Before retraining as a solicitor, Alan worked in the construction industry for 16 years as a quantity surveyor working for a number of national construction companies and developers. Alan specialises in the construction and projects in both the public and private sector. He focuses on projects which are either wholly or partly funded by public money. Therefore, Alan works for sectors such as, social housing, health, education and local government where ‘value for money’ and life time costs are key considerations in the procurement, construction and maintenance of the project. Alan specialises in providing…

Lisa Broom

Homes England
Lisa is a Chartered Construction Manager, with a strong background in construction site management and design management, having worked on a vast array of projects, across all sectors of construction, in a career spanning both private and public sectors. Lisa joined Homes England as a Design Manager, providing guidance and technical advice to colleagues and external partners, on all matters concerning design, quality, build cost and compliance, in support of the achievement of sustainable development, procurement efficiencies, value for money and place-making. Now a Senior Development Manager within Homes England’s Development Directorate, Lisa has a focus on land disposal and the delivery of new homes, and is a keen proponent of off-site manufacturing and modern methods of construction, to accelerate the delivery of well-designed homes…

Birgit Hontzsch

CE Cornwall
Having acted as Chair of the Constructing Excellence Cornwall Hub since October 2018, I have been closely involved with CE activities in Cornwall and the South West, including having previously contributed to the judging process and being well aware of ongoing projects and best practice in the region. My landscape architecture background allows me to take a holistic view of projects, with an emphasis on sustainability including climate change resilience, healthy living, biodiversity and landscape context of developments. I have worked in the construction and development sectors for over 20 years in Germany and various locations in the UK, and I am a Chartered Member of the LI (Landscape Institute) as well as a member of the BDLA (Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten). I am actively involved…

Bill Button

NVB Architects
Bill is a registered architect (ARB/RIBA) with a wide experience and has been a director at NVB Architects for 14 years. He specialises in providing architectural solutions for the education sector which are both dynamic and realistic. Bill is passionate about collusive working and believes that all projects are better for being developed in a team environment where the whole is better than the sum of all of the individual parts. We work in a complex and challenging industry and the more we work together helping to understand each other the more successful we will become.

Carol Heneghan

Business Development Manager - South West
Carol has worked in the construction for over 25 years from designing drainage systems and managing building product portfolios in the 90’s; moving to the regeneration sector working with both the public and private sector to attract developers and investors to one of the regions major towns; and now for the last 10 years working with contractors working in marketing, business development and business transformation. Having worked with a major public sector client to achieve ISO 44001 the Collaborative working accreditation Carol believe that collaboration, good leadership, innovation and strong environmental and social credentials will ensure greater success in the industry.

Kingsley Clarke

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Kevin Harris

Bamboo Technology Group
As Managing Director at Bamboo Technology Group, Kevin has a clear understanding of the importance of good communications and IT infrastructure in construction. He has worked with numerous clients and design teams from concept design through to project completion and brings a unique perspective and understanding to each project he works on. His varied roles have given him a wide range of skills which are proving invaluable for his work in the sector

Robin Jackson

Associate and team leader
Taylor Lewis
Robin joined the Taylor Lewis team from Trowers & Hamlins solicitors where he worked as a Property Lawyer for 8 years advising Registered Providers, private individuals and companies on all aspects of residential and commercial development and construction projects as well as property and land acquisitions and disposals. Robin’s legal background provides for an enhanced level of support for all Taylor Lewis clients. Robin has exceptional knowledge of all types of Building Contracts, Development Agreements and Statutory Agreements and has a vast experience of working with Registered Providers. His transferrable skills from his legal background allow him to maintain these relationships and deliver an excellent service as a Senior Surveyor at Taylor Lewis. Robin is currently undertaking the RICS APC and intends to achieve Chartered…

Andrew Goodenough

Infrastructure Director
Bristol Airport
Andrew is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager with over 25 years experience. Andrew has been responsible for the development of Airports for the last 18 years, prior to this Andrew managed projects in the telecoms, commercial, development and public utilities sectors. Andrew is the Infrastructure Director at Bristol Airport where he is responsible for the strategic planning, delivery, efficiency and maintenance of all aspects of the Bristol Airport Estate. This key piece of infrastructure in the South West has grown incrementally over the last 10 years to become the 8th Largest Airport in the UK and is continuing to grow towards 10 million passengers per annum. Andrew has also designed and implemented a construction framework for the development of Bristol Airport for the…

Jamie Siggers

Campbell Reith
Jamie is a chartered civil and structural engineer with 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. Jamie has a unique mix of skills, with experience in every stage and method of procurement. He has expertise in all sectors, on both new-build and refurbishment projects of £1000 to £125 million in value. Jamie has a keen interest in heritage conservation, he has been involved in a number of challenging projects and recently completed a week-long “Repair of Old Buildings” course at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Building. He applied his new skills for the renovation of his own mid-19th century, four-storey, mid-terrace Victorian townhouse in Cliftonwood, Bristol. Jamie is the Chair of the Great Western Branch of the Forum for the Built Environment (for…

Robert Sargent

Stride Treglown
Rob is passionate about our transformation as we move forward in a rapidly changing world, encouraging us to take a more digitised approach to work. Since becoming marketing director in 2017, Rob has brought a fresh take to our image, a strategy that reflects the principles of our founding fathers, Ray Stride and Gerry Treglown. Keen to embrace the brave new world, he works to find a balance between real people and a thirst for design with the use of smart processes and the latest systems. Rob, where does your interest in technology stem from? After many beers at university, I discovered my interest in tech, and wrote a very serious dissertation based in 25 years’ time, proposing the digital world would take over our…

Helen Baker

University of the West of England
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Paul Richards

Aquarian Cladding
Paul has worked in the ‘supply link’ of the construction industry chain since 1986, having worked for the UK’s largest brick and timber distributor for over 20 years. Starting by counting bricks and timber for stock-checking and elevating to become director based at head office was an invaluable education, helping him understand how to respond to people at every professional level. Good communication and people skills are the foundation of how he now runs his business, Aquarian Cladding Systems, based in North Somerset and founded in 2007. Ensuring he has a solid understanding of their place in the marketplace, he is absolutely committed to ensuring he and his team provide excellent technical, commercial and logistical advice to their clients up the supply chain. Paul is…

Gemma Welsher

Willmott Dixon
Gemma has been working for Willmott Dixon for 10 years and was recently promoted to pre-construction manager, overseeing all tender and bid work for our Wales and the West office. Managing a team of 15, Gemma thrives on the diversity and variety in her role but didn’t always plan on a career in construction. Gemma says: “At school I was actually really interested in art and English, but I was lucky to be made aware of the opportunities within the construction industry as my Dad was a lecturer in Construction in the built Environment.” She continues “Through that course I got a real taste of all the possible roles in the construction industry, from bricklaying to management and surveying we got to experience the lot,…

Giles Blight

Bailey Partnership
Giles is the current Chair of the Hub, an experienced Architect with a wide range of key skills and knowledge across a broad spectrum of sectors from healthcare, research facilities, housing, education – schools to higher education, extending to city centre regeneration and has worked on schemes with values ranging from £1 million to £45 million. Giles qualified in London and worked for BDP for over a decade before relocating to the Southwest in 2011. He was elevated to Partner of Bailey Partnership in 2017. Giles has led on the Cornwall Council Basic Need Programmes since 2015, delivering over 3,500 pupil places, as well as the Property Programme Projects such as the successful Aerohub Enterprise Zone, Plot 2, pilot scheme and housing schemes at Mitchell,…

Katy Toms

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Paul Read

Magna Housing
Paul Read works as the Assistant Director of Development at Magna Housing; a social landlord that owns 8,500 homes to rent and 350 shared ownership homes. Working primarily in house building, Paul has held roles within national PLCs, family-run house builder and local charitable organisations, working in business development, sales and change management roles. Paul has more than 25 years’ experience in the South West, attracting funds into the region to deliver significant levels of new housing in both urban and rural settings, building affordable homes for social rent, shared ownership, key worker intermediate and affordable rent, as well as private sector schemes for market rent and sale. In his current role he is leading on work with a factory based in the South West…

Liz Bennet

Liz is passionate about empowering others by simplifying the complex and signposting to answers that will help practical delivery of effective health and safety. In her professional career Liz is most proud of the following: Being the first Group Safety Manager for Atkins through rapid expansion and flotation where she developed safety management systems and training across the businesses and supported acquisition due diligence and project delivery across the Group; Leading on the establishment, with AA, RAC, the Police and the then Highways Agency, of which achieved a change in public behaviour on the fast road network within three years of initiation, making these roads safer and helping to reduce congestion; · Establishing with senior colleagues from industry and taking responsibility for maintenance…

Richard Swinden

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Lisa Denby

I joined the construction industry following two weeks voluntary work experience at Kier. This ignited my passion for the built environment, and it has grown ever since. I started at Kier in 2012 as a Management Trainee, which involved for three years going on rotation to understand the different roles within the business, including Site Management, Design & Build and Quantity Surveying, whilst attending Sheffield Hallam University to gain my BSc (Hons) in Construction in the Built Environment. I am now a Site Manager, working on Project Quayside House in Gloucester. Over the last 10 years I have had some brilliant opportunities to work on some amazing projects including Cheltenham Racecourse and Shire Hall Refurbishment.I am passionate about promoting the endless opportunities the construction industry…

Martyn Jones

Martyn has been associated with construction for over fifty years. In the early years of his career he held engineering and management roles in the nuclear and commercial sectors of the industry. For the following thirty years he lectured at the University of the West of England in the specialisms of construction technology, and project and supply chain management. During this period, he was the Director of Studies for the School of Construction Management and held the post of Principal Lecturer in Construction Management. During the past thirty years Martyn has taught, consulted, researched and published extensively on construction’s response to post-Fordism and now the emerging Digital techno-economic paradigm. For over twenty years he has been associated with the Construction Reform Movement having been one…

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For more than a decade the Awards have grown to become one of the highlights of the construction year, with over 500 people regularly turning out to witness the best of construction across the UK.

These prestigious awards will be held online this year for the very first time due to Covid-19 restrictions. 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 14 categories including innovation, integration, value and sustainability.

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The Awards Dinner

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