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#CEYH2016 Awards: Proud to be different!

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As I write this post we are now just under five days to go until we close for this year’s Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber awards and we are very excited to see what you have all been up to in the last 12 months. We are really heartened by the response of local companies so far and can’t wait to get stuck into the judging process and organising the rest of the evening. There is still time to get your entries in – follow the links below or visit our dedicated awards page here

Not just your average awards ceremony

Here at the CKE, we take the responsibility of providing the best possible platform to showcase your projects, organisations and individuals extremely seriously, which is why you will never see us run the same event twice! Just like our entrants we aim for our awards ceremony to represent the common themes of our awards in being innovative, collaborative and dynamic.

For instance, at last year’s awards we were the only region to run a selfie competition, which was so successful that it was adopted at the nationals. Not just an excuse to take silly pictures (although that is always welcome), the selfie competition helped to raise the profile of the awards across social media giving extra coverage to the companies involved. We will be running it again this year so don’t forget to bring those phones and snap away!

If you are still undecided, here are just three more reasons why our awards are different and how your business will benefit from being involved,

  • Our dynamic team are all from construction/engineering backgrounds. With over twenty years combined industry experience, we know how to sell what the industry does best
  • Our awards are an experience as well as a ceremony. Every year the team try to do something different on the night itself to ensure the event is memorable for all the right reasons and is a real reward for the individuals and teams who take part. With this year’s Swinging from the Rooftops theme, this year is no exception! We have a number of surprises planned for you on the night – we can’t wait for you to see them!
  • Our added value with our relationships to the National Constructing Excellence network, Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Sustainability Institute and our thinkBIM, Green Vision networks. Going forward there will be plenty of opportunities for our entrants to showcase their work at our breakfast and twilight seminars, our half day conferences and through site visits.

How to enter

Fully inclusive and completely free to enter, we welcome submissions from any organisations, companies &/or project teams involved in delivering building & civil engineering projects in our region over the last 12 months. With 13 categories to choose from we are sure there is one for you! The closing date for entries is 29th April 2016 and all the forms can be downloaded from the links below.

Achiever of the Year

BIM Project of the Year

Client of the Year

Health and Safety

Heritage

Innovation

Integration & Collaborative Working

Leadership & People Development

Project of the Year

SME of the Year

Sustainability

Value

Young Achiever of the Year

We look forward to reading your entries!

With thanks to our sponsors

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Innovation through challenging times

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The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Beckett University invite you to join the next Innovation Network event on the 26 November 2015.

This new series of quarterly breakfast events features inspirational speakers and covers topics that we hope will be of relevance to you and your business. The event is free to attend and is aimed at Growth SMEs and Corporate Businesses. We hope you will join us to hear from our speakers, take part in discussions and to gain new business contacts.

Innovation through Challenging Times

Date: Thursday 26 November.
Time: 8.30am – 10.30am.
Location: 4th Floor, Yorkshire Post, No1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Pictured: Helen Oldham, Managing Director, Johnston Press Yorkshire.

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Innovation is a key driver for growth within our region, and on a business level can help you achieve the competitive advantage. Join us to find out how to drive the competitiveness of our region by developing innovation within your business, and how to do this in the most cost effective way.

Our speakers are:

  • Simon Brereton, Head of Innovation and Sector Development, Leeds City Council: The regional innovation agenda and innovation within the public sector during times of austerity.
  • Helen Oldham, Managing Director, Johnston Press Yorkshire: The changing face of the Yorkshire Post and regional press.
  • Tom Hainsworth, Managing Director, AW Hainsworth: Innovation as a driver for growth within AW Hainsworth, a 260 year old Yorkshire-based and family owned textile company.

The event is free to attend. Book your place here.