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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

Thursday 20th July 2023

The Judges

Kingsley Clarke

Kingsley Joined the SCF team in February 2018, based out of the Exeter office Kingsley has responsibility for heading up the South west region. Previously Kingsley held senior roles within the Estates team at Devon County Council and was responsible for overseeing a large capital and revenue programme. Kingsley is a big believer in collaborative working and 2 stage open book procurement and joined the SCF team with a wealth of experience in managing contractor relationships.

Lizzy Painter

Royds Withy King
Lizzy is a solicitor at Royds Withy King, based in Bath. Lizzy specialises in non-contentious construction and engineering matters, and advises a range of clients across the entire supply chain (from procurement and risk management through to delivery and life use of a development). As a long-time supporter of Constructing Excellence, Lizzy joined the committee of the Generation 4 Change South West in 2019 because she was keen to help encourage the younger generation understand the vast range of opportunities available in the industry. “I am thrilled to take over role of Chair of the Generation 4 Change South West. I look forward to continuing in Lisa Denby’s footsteps to represent and promote the breadth of passion in the industry across this region. Watch this…

Giles Blight

Bailey Partnership
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Mary Bennell

Mary is the Director of the South West Procurement Alliance based in Exeter, the regional arm of LHC a national construction procurement organisation. SWPA is a not for profit organisation offering frameworks, Dynamic Purchasing Systems and procurement services to the public sector. In her current role she promotes the development of new homes using offsite/ Modern Methods of Construction and ‘zero carbon homes ‘ Mary worked on the client side in social housing at a senior level for over 25 years specialising in property, regeneration and procurement. As a director of property in a number of organisations, she had overall responsibility delivering large scale planned maintenance and improvement programmes and for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements for buildings and homes. She sits on the board…

Robin Jackson

Managing Director
Taylor Lewis
Robin joined the Taylor Lewis team from Trowers & Hamlins solicitors where he worked as a 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 and detailed knowledge of all types of Building Contracts, Development Agreements and Statutory Agreements provides for an enhanced level of support for all Taylor Lewis clients. Robin has a vast experience of working with Registered Providers and his transferable skills from his legal background allow him to maintain these relationships and ensure that Taylor Lewis delivers an exceptional service.

Jonathan White

Quattro Design
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Lisa Saunders

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Laurence Stone

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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.

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…

Eleanor Thomas

Based in the Exeter office, Eleanor has worked with SCF since its inception in the South West in 2009 working alongside SCF contractors and clients. Through working on the procurement of the framework’s diverse range of building projects, she has developed an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by both contractors and clients as projects come to fruition. Eleanor works on a number of framework initiatives and has a particular interest in the SCF Health & Safety Forum and collaborative working.

Robin Thorpe

Thorpe Engineering
Founding Director of Thorpe engineering Consultant Ltd Chartered Civil Engineer ICE Health and Safety Registered Chair of Constructing Excellence Hampshire Board Member of Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Steering Group Robin is passionate about collaboration and innovation and this is reflected in his position with the Constructing Excellence movement. Robin has developed expertise in the efficient use of timber, steel and concrete for building structures. Robin has experience in major residential and commercial buildings and now specialises in the structural transformation of existing buildings. To me engineering is all about problem solving; it is fundamentally a creative discipline and often the best solutions come from working as part of a team. There is always more than one solution to a problem and…

Helen Baker

University of the West of England
Chair of Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium ( SUPC ) Council of Members Winners of the Times Higher Leadership & Management ( THELMA) award - Outstanding Purchasing Team 2011

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…

Anna Wood

Anna is a solicitor specialising in construction law. She is a Partner, and Head of Construction and Engineering at BPE Solicitors. Having lived in Cheltenham for over 30 years and specialised in construction law for over a decade, Anna knows the local market extremely well. Anna works on both contentious and non-contentious matters, acting for employers, main contractors, specialist sub-contractors, professionals and funders, giving her a wide knowledge of the different interests of the sectors’ stakeholders. Anna is passionate about reducing the time spent in the pre-construction phase by encouraging reasonable and pragmatic contract drafting and negotiating. She is known for helping clients manage risk in projects, particularly in the education, leisure and health are sectors. Her clients and project sites are spread across the…

James Beckly

James Beckly is a highly experienced and innovative construction professional with over 20 years’ property development and industry experience. He has worked for developers, consultants, and construction managers across a broad range of market sectors and geographical locations in the UK and overseas. James leads the WWA Project Management Team and since becoming Managing Partner of Ward Williams Associates in 2020 his primary focus has been on the operational delivery of the business. This is in addition to supporting the continued growth of the business’ national presence.

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,…

Liz Bennett

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…

Brendan Quinn

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Gabby Stevens

Devon Council
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Anthony Wheatley

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Emma Bull

Devon Council
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Matthew Elliott

Devon Council
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Imogen Snell

Buro Happold
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Tanya Loosemore

RGB Recruitment
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James Kingston

Kingston Barnes
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Paloma Hermoso

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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.

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The Awards Dinner

Thursday 20th July 2023

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